Candy Land FacTOYd
Inventor Eleanor Abbot, a recovering Polio patient, created the Candy Land board game as a way to provide entertainment to other children stricken with the disease.
Barbie FacTOYd
Barbie's real name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

Regional Contact: Joel Haslam Interviews Author Todd Coopee

Joel Haslam of CTV's Regional Contact talks with author Todd Coopee about his book Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy-Bake Oven. The two discuss the appeal of nostalgia and the popularity of the Easy-Bake Oven. They also bake a cake in the toy oven and play a rousing game of Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots.
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Toronto Star: The Light Bulb Moment – A History of the Easy-Bake Oven

Written for the Toronto Star by award-winning author and toy historian Todd Coopee, The Light Bulb Moment – A History of the Easy-Bake Oven takes an affectionate look back at Kenner Products, the Easy-Bake Oven, and the efforts of the toy manufacturer to launch what would become one of the most popular toys in North America.
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The Globe and Mail: Why the Easy-Bake Oven Continues to Fascinate Us

In the The Globe and Mail article Why the Easy-Bake Oven Continues to Fascinate Us, the author ponders the staying power and lasting appeal of the Easy-Bake Oven. While reflecting on his own childhood memories of the perennially popular toy, the article takes a look at the history and borrows from Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy-Bake Oven.
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