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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.

The Friday Five: Scott Barber

Scott Barber and Adam Sweeney spent many of their childhood days watching Nickelodeon. Their love of the network never faded and they’ve set out to produce The Orange Years, a documentary celebrating the groundbreaking kid-oriented network.

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Chutes & Ladders FacTOYd

Chutes and Ladders is based a game called Snakes and Ladders, which dates back to India in the 2nd century B.C.

Rube Goldberg Activity Sets from Target

Toronto-based Spin Master and Rube Goldberg, Inc. have teamed up for a new line of STEM-based activity sets inspired by the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist.

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After a lengthy absence, Plok has been reintroduced in a comic strip that is sure to please fans of the classic Nintendo video game.

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The Friday Five: Britta and Adrian

Biomedical engineering and art make an interesting business union for partners Adrian and Britta, co-founders of Low Poly Crafts in Ottawa, Canada. Their low-poly paper sculptures fall somewhere between art and science – stunning objects that add a bit of the unexpected to any space.

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