Skip to Main Navigation Skip to Content
A daily look back at the toys, games, and objects that captured our attention as children and continue to fascinate us today.
Menu
LEGO FacTOYd

LEGO is the world’s number 1 tire manufacturer.

Curious George: 75 Years of Boundless Curiosity

As Curious George celebrates 75 years of mischievousness, let’s take a slightly cheeky look back at the seven “Original Adventures” written by creators Hans Augusto Rey and Margret Rey that made this little monkey a household name.

Read More

Harry Potter Limited Edition Collection from Moleskine

Just in time for the holidays – and for the late-November theatrical release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Moleskine is releasing two limited-edition notebooks tied to the Harry Potter series.

Read More
Which Witch Board Game

Which Witch? from Milton Bradley (1970)

It’s Halloween, making it a perfect time to take a look at one of my all-time favourite classic board games with a spooky theme – Which Witch?

Read More

Toy Tales Weekly: Art-o-Mat Edition

Art-o-Mat is converting vintage cigarette machines into art dispensers and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.

Read More

The Friday Five: Brett Miller

Brett Miller is CEO & Founder of BRIK, the company behind BRIK TILE, a Lego-compatible line of products that takes Lego creations from the floor to the wall. We reached out to Brett tells us about his company’s Kickstarter successes, the inspiration behind BRIK products, and what makes Lego such an enduring – and endearing – product.

Read More

It’s Stan Lee Day!

October 28th is Stan Lee Day. To celebrate, here are 9 fast facts about Stan Lee, former president and chairman of Marvel Comics.

Read More

Tiger Joe Tank from DeLuxe (1961)

Marketed by DeLuxe Topper Toys, the Tiger Joe Tank measured a whopping 26-inches in length fired plastic shells, and was guided by a wired remote control.

Read More
Crayola FacTOYd

Crayola takes its name from “craie,” French for “chalk,” and “ola” for “oleaginous”, or “oily.” Oily chalk!

Toy Tales Weekly: Sagoskatt Edition

Be on the lookout for Sagoskatt, a new line of children-designed toys from Ikea and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.

Read More

Harry Potter Prints from Olly Moss

Pottermore has teamed up with UK designer Olly Moss to create a new series of Harry Potter posters – they’re only available until October 25, 2016, 10:00 AM EST!

Read More

Maker Faire Ottawa 2016

3D printers, laser cutters, open-source hardware, and upcycling were all front-and-center at the 2016 Maker Faire Ottawa.

Read More

Celebrating 90 Years of Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh celebrates 90 years of being everyone’s favourite “…tubby, little chubby all stuffed with fluff…” bear.

Read More