With 33,000 square feet of exhibit space and over 72,000 items in its collection, The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures features an impressive array of vintage objects.
Designed by Marvin Glass & Associates and released in 1964 by Milton Bradley, Time Bomb draws inspiration from the children’s game of “Hot Potato” albeit sans musical accompaniment.
Toy bricks that served as the inspiration for LEGO and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
Released by Hasbro in 1979, Skedoodle is one part Spirograph and three parts Etch A Sketch.
AE Dreams’ Turtle Mail, a wooden mailbox for kids with a high-tech playtime twist, is bringing the excitement of snail mail deliveries back to the mainstream.
Starlog was a magazine published between 1976-2008 that focused on science fiction films and television programs. Issues have now been digitized for your viewing pleasure.
Mattel is bringing back 1960s fave ‘ThingMaker’ as a 3D home printer and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
“Gets you all twisted and tangled it’s a Twister. Spin the spinner and call the shots, Twister ties you up in a knot!” A classic commercial for Twister from Milton Bradley.
Funko, one of my favorite purveyors of pop culture, recently unveiled a new line of Pop! Home ceramic mugs shaped like iconic characters from the Star Wars universe.
Necessity may be the mother of invention, but play is certainly the father.
At this year’s New York Toy Fair, Mattel announced the Fall release of the View-Master Viewer DLX, the latest virtual reality (VR) update for the toy.
The 2-XL robot represents an early example of an electronic toy that both entertained and educated. Short for “To Excel”, the toy encouraged learning through interactivity – asking and allowing users to answer questions through the use of eight-track tapes.
Catching up with Aaron Fechter, the inventor of Whac-a-Mole and animatronic robot band The Rock-aFire Explosion and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
Released in 1977 by Milton Bradley, the game is an electronic equivalent of the code-breaking board game, Mastermind.
If you’re a fan of LEGO, Republic 66 Media has you covered, with two LEGO-themed magazines: Bricks and Bricks Culture.
It’s been more than 75 years since DC Comics first introduced Batman to the world. He was embraced by comic book fans and eventually grew to become one of DC Comics’ most celebrated (and profitable) superheroes.
Kickstart a He-Man and The Masters of Universe documentary and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.