The British Pathé website is an archive of newsreel footage highlighting major events, cultural trends, science news, travel, and culture from an era past.
Released in 1972 by Kenner, Major Roscoe Hawke’s Amazing Flying Machines allowed children to fly the friendly skies indoors.
Tucked inside the Frazier History Museum in Louisville, Kentucky is The Stewart Historic Miniatures Collection, one of the most comprehensive public collections of toy soldiers and historical miniatures in the world.
The world’s largest Ouija board has been unveiled in Salem, Massachusetts and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
A new exhibit called Toy Boom! at the North Carolina Museum of History showcases toys of the 1950s and ’60s. Here, curator Katie Edwards talks about the role of the museum in preserving the cultural heritage of North Carolina and how toys fit into that mandate.
Make Zenzational pretzels with the Pretzel-Jetzel, the “jet-age” pretzel baker!
The Scooby-Doo Playmate Elite Limited Edition Mystery Machine cooler has a 16-quart capacity which allows it to conveniently store 30 12-ounce cans as well as your Scooby snacks.
The Transformers Official YouTube channel features commercials, interviews with franchise creators and contributors, animated shorts, and other entertaining videos that bring context to the cast of robotic characters.
In 1978, Fan Club Corporation of America (FCCA) began selling glow-in-the-dark Kryptonite Rocks. The idea was to cash in on the waning Pet Rock fad as well as tie into the forthcoming release of Superman: The Movie.
Located in Boulder City, Nevada, between Las Vegas and the Hoover Dam, Tom Devlin’s Monster Museum is dedicated to preserving the history and craft of horror movie props, prosthetics, and other special makeup effects.
You can now give your LEGO bricks a new home via the LEGO Replay program and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
Writer G. Wayne Miller captured the dynamics of the toy industry and its relationship with Hollywood in his 1998 bestselling book Toy Wars. In his new book, Kid Number One: Alan Hassenfeld and Hasbro, Miller revisits Hasbro to uncover the unlikely rise of the Hassenfeld Brothers – the eponymous founders of Hasbro – and shines the light on one of the company’s most fabled leaders.
“These people are doing some real goofy things…”
Rubik’s continues to evolve its iconic 3D cube puzzle with the launch of Rubik’s Connected Platform perfect for the data analyst in your life.
They were using the dolls to project their dreams of their own futures as adult women.
This book offers a number of colorful projects that use the toy’s basic building blocks: rods and spools.
Released by Colorforms in 1971, the Finger of Fate was a fortune-telling “crystal ball,” a mashup of Magic 8-Ball and a Ouija board.