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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.

Bats in Your Belfry from Mattel (1964)

Having “bats in your belfry” has long been a euphemism for lunacy, but in Mattel’s game of the same name, it’s a pre-requisite for fun.

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My Little Pony 3D Lights from 3DLightFX

Fans of the entertainment franchise My Little Pony can shine some light into their surroundings with a set of 3D lights courtesy of Canadian night light company, 3DLightFX.

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Mad Marbles from Lakeside (1970)

Released in 1970 by Lakeside, Mad Marbles is an action game that requires “fast reflexes, good judgment, and a keen sense of humor.”

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Lie Detector from Mattel (1960)

In Lie Detector two to four amateur detectives attempt to ferret out the guilty party by following clues and using a lie detector to determine if a suspect is telling the truth or perpetuating a bold-faced lie.

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Furbies FacTOYd

In 1999, the NSA allegedly banned Furbies from their Maryland headquarters over concerns that the robotic toys would hear confidential conversations and repeat them.

Retro Gamer Magazine | Toy Tales

Retro Gamer

Retro video-game enthusiasts, you’re not alone! Head over to Retro Gamer to find your comrades.

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Preset Chess

Chess enthusiasts looking to break out an ad-hoc game or two have a potential new option, Preset Chess.

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