A 1971 commercial for the View-Master by GAF with Henry Fonda and a young Jodie Foster.
The 100+ year history of the North American International Toy Fair includes a building in the Flatiron district of Manhattan known as the International Toy Center.
Whoever wants to understand much must play much.
German physician, 1886-1956
Jinkies! Scooby-Doo is getting the LEGO treatment and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
“We’re Atari. And if someone in your family hasn’t asked for us yet, get ready. They’re going to.”
I have fond childhood memories of enjoying drive-in movies in the back of the family station wagon – thus, the Movieland Drive-In Theater playset has great appeal for me. Released in 1959, it was one of the earliest toys released by New Jersey-based Remco Industries.
Neil Vazquez of nostalgia website Do You Remember? included Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy-Bake Oven in his look back at the iconic toy oven.
You can visit the “real” Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
When you open the door will your mystery date be a dream or a dud? Dig that catchy jingle!
If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.
The WHAM-O Super Book – Celebrating 60 Years Inside the Fun by Tim Walsh deftly chronicles the first 60-years of the California toy company’s existence.
Just try to get that Schoolhouse Rock song out of your head and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
“Suddenly a mild mannered street machine changes into nearly a foot of road gobbling racing machine.” They were kind of like Transformers… before Transformers!
The National Capital Region’s board game cafés/lounges/shops are proof positive that board gaming is an integral part of the social scene.
The Dial Typewriter from Louis Marx and Company is a classic example of the type of tin lithograph toy that helped propel the company to global success in the toy industry.
Mashup alert! Playmobil meets iconic art and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.