With over one and a half million YouTube subscribers, Lucky Penny Shop is the go-to source for family-friendly, entertaining, and informative toy demonstrations. On this edition of The Friday Five, I asked Dave of Lucky Penny Shop what initially inspired him to create his videos and establish an online brand.
Play poker with these Bigfoot Playing Cards and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
Released in 1983 by Mattel, Poochie was a plush stuffed animal with sassitude.
My recent contribution to CompleteSet Stories highlights some interesting and somewhat obscure facts about the iconic toy oven.
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.
A new twist on the classic paper airplane and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
This little guy is a very earnest pitchman. He probably grew up to be the Master of Ceremonies in a circus.
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates loot on Treasure Island.
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.
Teach your preschooler how to code with the ‘Code-a-Pillar’ and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
A vintage ad from 1968 for the Suzy Homemaker line of miniature toys from Topper Toys.
In 1972, Kenner released Sip-Along Sam, a “partner that makes refreshment time fun.”
Over its 55-year history, Fisher-Price’s Little People toy line has provided hours of entertainment, met with controversy, and undergone numerous transformations.
A year-end top 10 list of the most popular articles on Toy Tales based on readership statistics and engagement through various social media channels.
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!
I could tell my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio.