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The Friday Five: Lucky Penny Shop

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.

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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.