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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 story of the Commodore 64 in pixels

Over the course of 268 pages, author Chris Wilkins provides a trip down memory lane for C64 fans, retro-gamers, and computing nostalgia enthusiasts.

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Talking View-Master from GAF (1970)

Buoyed by the success of its View-Master, GAF released an audio-enabled variant of the 3D stereoscopic picture viewer in 1969-70.

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The Friday Five: Philip J. Reed

As CEO of Steve Jackson Games, toy designer, author, and prolific blogger, Philip J. Reed knows what it is to be busy. I talk with Philip about his projects and what keeps him motivated to wake up at 3AM each morning.

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Bats in Your Belfry from Mattel (1964)

Having “bats in your belfry” has long been a euphemism for lunacy, but in Mattel’s game of the same name, it’s a pre-requisite for fun.

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My Little Pony 3D Lights from 3DLightFX

Fans of the entertainment franchise My Little Pony can shine some light into their surroundings with a set of 3D lights courtesy of Canadian night light company, 3DLightFX.

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Mad Marbles from Lakeside (1970)

Released in 1970 by Lakeside, Mad Marbles is an action game that requires “fast reflexes, good judgment, and a keen sense of humor.”

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Lie Detector from Mattel (1960)

In Lie Detector two to four amateur detectives attempt to ferret out the guilty party by following clues and using a lie detector to determine if a suspect is telling the truth or perpetuating a bold-faced lie.

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Furbies FacTOYd

In 1999, the NSA allegedly banned Furbies from their Maryland headquarters over concerns that the robotic toys would hear confidential conversations and repeat them.

Retro Gamer Magazine | Toy Tales

Retro Gamer

Retro video-game enthusiasts, you’re not alone! Head over to Retro Gamer to find your comrades.

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