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Soap, Bubbles, and Kenner Products

In addition to providing generations of children with countless hours of open-ended play, 2014 Toy Hall of Fame inductee, Bubbles, played an important role in the formation of iconic toy company, Kenner Products.

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Easy Bake, Easy Bake, Fast As You Can!

Easy-Bake birthday week continues with this #TBT post of a 1963 television commercial for the toy oven from Kenner Products.

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Magic 8-Ball FacTOYd

The Magic 8-Ball contains a 20-sided die, which in geometry-speak is known as an icosahedron.

Quiz: Which Easy-Bake Oven Are You?

Today is the Easy-Bake Oven’s 51st anniversary! With over 30 million ovens sold to date, and about 13 different models sold since 1963, there’s bound to be one that best represents you. Let’s find out!

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Then & Now: Easy-Bake Oven

For over 50 years and 30 million ovens sold, the Easy-Bake Oven continues to provide generations of children with the delight of serving up miniature culinary concoctions. However, due to the advent of more energy-efficient light bulbs, the toy oven has been force to stray from its original incandescent light bulb roots.

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Play-Doh FacTOYd

When Play-Doh first hit store shelves in 1956, it was offered in three primary colors, red, blue, and yellow.

The 3-D Power of Play-Doh?

A recent story by Laura Bliss on the CityLab website pitches Play-Doh as a logical choice for inclusion in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) curriculum and blended learning approach that has become a working mandate in many schools in the United States.

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Simon Says…

Milton Bradley launched Simon in 1978 at the infamous Studio 54 in New York City.

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Tetris Factoyd

An estimated 170 million copies of Tetris have been sold since its debut in 1984.