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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.

In 1983, a group of divers in Buffalo, New York played Monopoly underwater for 1080 hours.

The Department Store Museum

The Department Store Museum website captures the rise and fall of department stores in North America, “shopping destinations where memories were often made”.

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Payday from Parker Brothers (1975)

Payday from Parker Brothers challenges players to make it through a month of bills, financial pitfalls, and monetary gains to be the player with the most cash at the end of the month.

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Colorforms Brand, LLC

An inspired idea from two New York City artists became one of the best-selling playthings of all time.

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Desktop Curling Set from Running Press

The Desktop Curling Set from Running Press provides everything needed to run your own two-player bonspiel, all from the comfort of your desk.

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Monster Magnet from Wham-O (1964)

Released by Wham-O in 1964, Monster Magnet is one of the many zany toys that were key to Wham-O’s success in the 1960s.

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Steiff Museum – Giengen an der Brenz, Germany

The Steiff Museum opened in 2005 to commemorate the company’s 125th anniversary. It features more than 2,000 Steiff toys displayed throughout 2,400 square meters, a small working factory, giant plush slide, gift shop, and bistro.

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Collector Spotlight: Andrea Katelnikoff

Andrea Katelnikoff collects Barbie dolls and related items. Here, she explains why she started collecting and what keeps her interested in the hobby.

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Marbles were first mass-produced in Akron, Ohio in 1884 by Akron Toy Company.