Parker Brothers’ Construct-o-Straws combined multi-coloured drinking straws with red plastic connectors to create an easy-to-use construction set for children of all ages.
Castle Halloween Museum offers the public a chance to view the private Halloween collection of author and Halloween Queen™, Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell. Apkarian-Russell’s 35,000-piece collection has been amassed over decades of careful curation. Visitors to the Museum are treated to a display of Halloween-related folk art, sculptures, books, toys, dolls, games, and novelty items from… Read more »
Segway is taking aim at playtime with an electric drifting go-kart and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
Winnie-the-Pooh’s world comes to life at a new exhibit hosted by the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Curator Meghan Melvin shares her thoughts about why Pooh’s world remains universally popular.
The Hop ‘n Stomp offered kids an “indoor game with outdoor action.” After all, we could all use a little “hopping, stomping, romping fun” from time to time!
The Play-Doh Poop Troop set from Hasbro is a poo-a-palooza!
Play is the foundation of teaching kids how to navigate the world.
Tom Devlin’s Monster Museum is dedicated to preserving the history and craft of horror movie props, prosthetics, and special effects make-up.
A new visual encyclopedia documents every ship that’s ever appeared in the Star Trek universe and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
Jim Blaine is a Pez collector. We asked him about his collection and why Pez is more than a simple plastic toy.
“You can pretend she’s stuck up in a tree. Luke and Bo gotta set her free.”
Sony’s new PlayStation Classic is the newest retro console on the market, in a form factor 45% smaller than the 1994 version.
This book uses the two-year development process of the Dino-Riders action figure line by Tyco Toys as a springboard for discussion on history, advertising strategies, politics, and the sobering economic reality of seasonal sales cycles in the toy industry.
Released in 1971 by Parker Brothers, Gnip Gnop isn’t one of those games you could play quietly with a friend in the wee hours of the morning while your parents were sleeping – a fact I can attest to from personal experience!
Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation & Fantasy is the former personal collection of science fiction writer Judith Merril, now under the care of the Toronto Public Library.