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Viceroy Manufacturing Company

Rubber and vinyl dolls and toys were the name of the game for Viceroy Manufacturing Company of Toronto, Ontario. This Dolls, Playthings, and Disneyland Character Merchandise catalog from 1956 illustrates the depth and breadth of the company’s licensed and non-licensed product offerings.

Ad Mats from Kenner (1979)

Before the advent of digital publishing, toy companies like Kenner typically produced ad mats for retailers to use to advertise their product lines.

Ontario Science Centre – Toronto, Ontario

As the Ontario Science Centre reorients itself to welcome visitors during COVID-19, the creative minds behind the scenes have curated activities to keep inquisitive minds curious about the world around them.

Cozy Coupe

Little Tike’s Cozy Coupe toy car was designed by Jim Mariol, a one-time employee of Chrysler.

Rubik’s Edge

With only 192 possible permutations, Rubik’s Edge is an ideal gateway puzzle for children ages 6 and up to enter into the world of Cubing.

San Diego Comic-Con Museum@Home

The Comic-Con Museum has rolled out a variety of online-only activities prior to its planned physical opening in 2021 in San Diego’s Balboa Park.

The Friday Five: Arlene Biran

As its iconic toy Etch A Sketch celebrates 60 years of encouraging analog play, Spin Master’s Arlene Biran discloses why the company acquired the brand and what consumers can look forward to seeing (and buying!) in honour of the milestone anniversary.