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Electronic Plastic

The Electronic Plastic website pays tribute to the consumer electronics video game craze of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

The Rock Flowers from Mattel (1971)

Released in 1971 by Mattel, The Rock Flowers were Barbie-like fashion dolls that appealed to a generation of children fascinated by flower power, rock music, and the lively fashion styles of the times.

Paddington Bear

The first stuffed Paddington Bear toy was created in 1972 by Shirley and Eddie Clarkson, parents of British television personality, Jeremy Clarkson.

Pixelated Audio

The Pixelated Audio podcast explores the auditory delights that brought retro games to life through legacy video game soundtracks.

The Friday Five: Stephanie Lensing

Stephanie Lensing is a brand experience manager at Betty Crocker and heads the brand’s BettyLab project. Here, Lensing explains the connection between culinary skills and STEM learning.

Star Bird from Milton Bradley (1978)

In 1978, amidst the hoopla surrounding Kenner’s burgeoning Star Wars toy universe, Milton Bradley released Star Bird, a hand-held “space transport with electronic circuitry”.