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Poochie from Mattel (1983)

Released in 1983 by Mattel, Poochie was a plush stuffed animal with sassitude.

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Super7 Magazine

Produced from 2001-2007, Super7 Magazine began with a focus on vintage Japanese toys and quickly expanded to include such innovative toy designers and artists such as KAWS, Baseman, and Bwana Spoons.

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Blythe FacTOYd

The original Blythe doll from Kenner was only sold for one year. She was rendered obsolete due to lack of interest.

Frustration Ball from Remco (1969)

With advertising that touted its “three-dimensional madness” and innate ability to “drive you up the wall”, Remco’s Frustration Ball is an excellent example of truth in advertising.

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Little People from Fisher-Price (1959)

Over its 55-year history, Fisher-Price’s Little People toy line has provided hours of entertainment, met with controversy, and undergone numerous transformations.

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Witch Dr. Head Shrinkers Kit from Pressman (1960s)

Is your child an aspiring witch doctor? Complete with a bag of “powdered flesh”, The Witch Dr. Head Shrinkers Kit from Pressman is exactly what they need for their apprenticeship!

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Pong FacTOYd

Pong was the first sports arcade video game. It was introduced in 1972 by Atari.

Atari Video Computer System (1977)

Released in September 1977, the Atari Video Computer System (VCS) was one of the earliest video game systems and is widely credited with helping lay the foundation for what would become a multi-billion-dollar industry.

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