Fantasy is the impossible made probable. Science Fiction is the improbable made possible.
– Rod Serling
LEGO Group’s LEGO Art series commemorates the 60th anniversary of The Rolling Stones with a new set featuring the iconic red lips and tongue logo of the British rock band.
Ideal Toy Company released The Twilight Zone Game in 1964, a board game based on the classic Rod Serling television series.
In 1966, Transogram completed the Mighty Comics Super Heroes Game that pitted superheroes from the MLJ/Archie Comics universe against the evil Ultra-foe.
Released in 1960, Hasbro’s “machine that thinks like a man” was inspired by the mammoth room-filling mainframe computers of its day.
In this installment from his YouTube series, Where’s the Fun From?, Guest Contributor Tim Walsh discusses how a copy writer named Gary Dahl found the perfect timing and turn of phrase to turn the Pet Rock into “the fastest-selling and most publicized novelty gift product in retailing history.”
Star Wars A New Hope action figures are being re-released by Hasbro and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
The acclaimed aerospace engineer, inventor, and business leader took inspiration from a mishap with a heat pump to create the Super Soaker water blaster.
In 1961, Mattel released Blaze, a talking horse that wasn’t named Mr. Ed!
Fans of the cult classic film, Time Bandits, directed by Terry Gilliam, can peruse a new line of officially licensed action figures from Plastic Meatball.
Released in 1959 by Milton Bradley, Casper the Friendly Ghost Game sent players on a journey down a spooky path and into a haunted house.
Kenner’s 1979 18-inch Alien action figure took the nightmare-inducing monster off of the silver screen and into the home.
Located in historic Burlington, Wisconsin, the Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum includes more than 2,000 antique and modern yo-yos, gyroscopes, and spin toys.
J.J. Abrams is set to produce a live-action Hot Wheels film and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
Jennifer Kretchmar is chief digital and merchandising officer at Build-A-Bear Workshop. In this edition of The Friday Five, Jennifer reveals what consumers can look forward to seeing as the company celebrates its 25th anniversary, and describes how the company has evolved over the years.
“You can bring Superman in, pretend he checks the map, and dials up a villain.”
In advance of the upcoming season of Netflix Stranger Things, Basic Fun! has announced its Lite-Brite
Stranger Things Edition.
Jim Henson’s original incarnation of Kermit was created using a coat belonging to his mother.
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