Part history primer, part exposé, The Real Toy Story is a literary roller-coaster ride. Author Eric Clark offers up a robust, hard-hitting look at the toy industry circa 2007.
See how Barbie has evolved over the past 56 years and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
C-3PO and R2-D2 want us to buy more Star Wars toys!
Almost all creativity involves purposeful play.
Dr. Steven Cyr has developed OsteoCorps, a superhero universe designed to help alleviate the anxiety experienced by his young patients. Through OsteoCorps, children are put at ease, taught about their illness, and their own body’s ability to heal. I wanted to find out from Dr. Cyr how all this began and his plans for the future.
Looking back at ASCII art and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
The Gigantic Frankenstein All Plastic Assembly Kit was a model kit produced by Aurora in the 1960s that stood a whopping 19-inches tall.
Sesame Street turned 46 this week. Here are 9 fast facts brought to you by the number 46!
In this article on Apt613, I give readers the low-down on a few of my favourite indie toy stores in the Ottawa-area.
The Force meets pancakes and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
Puppet, Super Soaker, and Twister were named 2015 National Toy Hall of Fame inductees.
“KerPlunk is the game where you take your pick and pull a stick. If all the marbles fall, you lose it all! You’re only sunk if they go… KerPlunk!”
I am a closet toy freak. I started chasing after some things as far as Star Wars toys – some very rare stuff.
The venerable Easy-Bake Oven was launched to the masses this week on November 4, 1963. An important time in the toy oven’s fifty-plus year history began in 1967 when General Mills acquired Kenner Products.
Do the half moon pose with ‘Yoga Joes’ and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
The Omnibot 2000 was the “state-of-the-fun” toy robot produced by TOMY in the 1980s.