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A daily look back at the toys, games, and objects that captured our attention as children and continue to fascinate us today.

The Friday Five: Gary Darna

CompleteSet is the brainchild of Gary Darna. A collector himself, Gary seized the opportunity to turn his hobby into a career by filling a gap he saw in the marketplace. In doing so, he created a must-have resource for collectors.

Simon from Milton Bradley (1978)

On May 15, 1978, bell bottoms, strobe lights, disco music, and electronic gaming collided at popular New York City nightclub Studio 54 for the midnight release party of Milton Bradley’s Simon.

Hula Hoop FacTOYd

The Hula Hoop sold about 25 million units globally within the first four months of its release in 1958.

LEGO Club Magazine

The LEGO Club Magazine is a free online publication that resembles a comic book, full of adventure stories featuring LEGO characters and playsets.

Toy Tales | Museum of Pinball

Museum of Pinball – Banning, California

Whether you’re a pinball wizard or just a sorcerer’s apprentice, Museum of Pinball in Banning, California is the place to be if you want to hone your craft or rediscover your love of the game(s).

Tiger Island from Ideal (1966)

With a player experience that clearly pays homage to B-grade horror films of the 1950s, Ideal’s Tiger Island game makes me wish I had been privy to the conversations of the product design team that released it back in 1966.