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Irwin Toy Limited

A modest home-based operation that evolved to serve American toy manufacturers and Canadian consumers, Irwin Toy Limited pioneered toy licencing and distribution agreements.

RePlay Magazine

RePlay Magazine is a trade publication for the manufacturers and distributors coin-operated games, as well as the entertainment centres that feature them.

$20.50 Cash Refund Booklet from Kenner (1973)

Throughout the 1970s and ’80s, Kenner routinely advertised and placed premiums inside of some of General Mills most popular cereals, like Cheerios. Usually in booklet form, these promotions offered cash refunds on all of the company’s popular toys, including the Easy-Bake Oven.

Toy Industry 2019

According to The NDP Group, the United States toy industry generated $20.9 Billion in retail sales in 2019.

Tomart’s Action Figure Digest

208 issues of Tomart’s Action Figure Digest were published from 1991-2015, featuring advertising, photography, feature-length articles, and interviews about action-figure toy lines past and present.

View-Master Show Beam Projector (1980)

The Show Beam from View-Master combined the company’s quintessential stereoscopic images and flashlight technology. The result is a portable hand-held projector ideal for car rides and family camping trips.

The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment – Oakland, California

The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (The MADE) “is the only all-playable video game museum in the world.” This non-profit organization focuses on preserving objects and educating the public about the history and cultural significance of video games and related topics.