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Nintendo

Nintendo was founded in 1889 as a playing card company.

Irwin Toy Limited

A modest home-based operation that evolved to serve American toy manufacturers and Canadian consumers, Irwin Toy Limited pioneered toy licencing and distribution agreements.

RePlay Magazine

RePlay Magazine is a trade publication for the manufacturers and distributors coin-operated games, as well as the entertainment centres that feature them.

$20.50 Cash Refund Booklet from Kenner (1973)

Throughout the 1970s and ’80s, Kenner routinely advertised and placed premiums inside of some of General Mills most popular cereals, like Cheerios. Usually in booklet form, these promotions offered cash refunds on all of the company’s popular toys, including the Easy-Bake Oven.

Toy Industry 2019

According to The NDP Group, the United States toy industry generated $20.9 Billion in retail sales in 2019.