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Pedro Flores: Craze Maker

Pedro Flores left the Philippines and lived the true American Dream thanks to his invention of the Yo-yo!

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Yo-Yo Competition

The first world yo-yo competition was held in 1932 in London, England.

Toothache from Kohner Bros. (1971)

If the thought of a toothache gives you anxiety about an emergency trip to the dentist’s office, the game Toothache will give you a different perspective. Launched in the early 1970s by Kohner Bros., the mechanical puzzle put an upbeat spin on dental malady.

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Fisher-Price Play Desk (1972)

This iconic learning toy allowed children to learn to spell, draw, and count using letters, stencils as well as chalk and an eraser.

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Peanuts

The Peanuts website captures all the charm of Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts tales and entertains visitors to the site with vintage comic strips mixed with contemporary iterations of the eternally youthful gang of friends.

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Classic Arcade Preservation

Tony Temple – arcade game historian, collector, and writer – divulges the ups and downs of arcade collecting and restoring.

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Collector Spotlight: Eric Jaskolka

Eric Jaskolka holds the Guinness World Record for largest X-Men collection. He talks to Toy Tales about his start as a collector and explains why he’s drawn to X-Men.

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