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A daily look back at the toys, games, and objects that captured our attention as children and continue to fascinate us today.
Hungry Hungry Hippos

The original Hungry Hungry Hippos were named Henry, Lizzie, Harry, and Homer.

Big Burger Grill from Kenner (1967)

Powered by a single 150-watt light bulb, the Big Burger Grill from Kenner “allowed boys and girls to enjoy drive-in treats at home.”

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Link Roundup: Little Golden Book Edition

The Force is adorably strong in the Little Golden Book adaptions of the Star Wars movies and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.

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This novelty music maker was like a kazoo for your nose.

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Wink Fun: YOXO Construction Kit #1

Can a construction kit made of recycled wood pulp engage and entertain? I review YOXO Construction Kit #1 to find out.

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The National Toy Hall of Fame

The road to induction in the Toy Hall of Fame isn’t an easy one. Every year, nominations are solicited from the general public via web or general mail. The annual call for 2015 is currently underway and runs through Friday, July 31st.

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Ice Bird

“Ice Bird, Ice Bird, you’re such a nice bird. Let’s make an Ice Bird treat!”

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When Colorforms hit the market in 1951, it was the very first plastic-based creative toy.

Etch A Sketch

On July 12, 2015, Etch A Sketch will officially turn 55. Here’s a vintage ad from 1960 to help you celebrate.

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Blip – The Digital Game

Released by TOMY in 1977, Blip was a hand-held version of Atari’s popular Pong video game.

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Easy-Bake Oven

Since its release in 1963, more than 30 million Easy-Bake Ovens have been sold.