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A daily look back at the toys, games, and objects that captured our attention as children and continue to fascinate us today.

Board Games: With Price Guide

Board Games: With Price Guide is an entertaining visual compendium of more than 1,400 tabletop games from the 1940s through the 1980s.

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Instant Replay Record Player from Mattel (1971)

In 1971, Mattel released Instant Replay Record Player, offering sports fans a new way to re-live the “agony and ecstasy” of famous play-by-play moments in sports.

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Flea Circus from Mattel (1966)

Released in 1966 from Mattel, Flea Circus is a three-dimensional skill game where players score points by making magnetic fleas perform a series of circus tricks.

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The Gaming Historian

The Gaming Historian YouTube channel chronicles the history of video games, including the hardware, accessories, hits, misses, and everything in between.

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Banjo-Matic from Kenner (1962)

In 1962, Kenner released a toy musical instrument called the Banjo-Matic that allowed a child to “play real banjo music.”

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Crayola Experience – Easton, Pennsylvania

With over 65,000 square feet of attractions, the Crayola Experience in Easton, Pennsylvania allows visitors to immerse themselves in the art and science behind the iconic crayon brand.

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Collector Spotlight: Laurence Sheinman

Laurence Sheinman collects Bugs Bunny memorabilia. He discusses the unique origins of his collection and the one item that got away.

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Global Toy Sales

Global toy sales grew by 2.3% in 2017 to reach $89 billion.

Your Spectrum

Published for two years between 1984 and 1986, Your Spectrum magazine focused on the ZX Spectrum, an 8-bit personal home computer released in the UK in 1982 by Sinclair Research.

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