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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.

Preset Chess

Chess enthusiasts looking to break out an ad-hoc game or two have a potential new option, Preset Chess.

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Yo-Yo FacTOYd

Yo-yo is the second oldest toy in the world. It was used in 500 B.C in Ancient Greece. It was also used in the Philippines in the 16th century as a weapon.

if Magazine | Toy Tales


Fans of classic science fiction rejoice! The Internet Archive has gathered the entire collection of If, a magazine dedicated to publishing unique science fiction writing.

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This credit-card sized retro gaming system draws its design inspiration from Nintendo’s Game Boy.

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Austin Toy Museum | Toy Tales

Austin Toy Museum – Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas is already known as a hotbed of unique and interesting things to see and do; Austin Toy Museum adds another layer of fun to this dynamic city.

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Tip-It from Ideal (1965)

Dexterity and balance are both front-and-center in Tip-It, originally designed by Marvin Glass & Associates and released in 1965 by Ideal.

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Stay Alive from Milton Bradley (1971)

Released in 1971 by Milton Bradley, Stay Alive is one of those strategy games whose name accurately sums up its overall objective.

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Nanoblocks from Kawada

As their name implies, Nanoblocks fill a micro-sized building brick gap in the LEGO universe.

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Monopoly FacTOYd

In 1998, the U.S. Postal Service honored Monopoly with a commemorative stamp featuring the GO corner.