“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.
A 1960 television commercial for the Barbie Dream House from Mattel. It’s retro-chic!
Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.
Explore the “secrets of the atom” with the Atomic Energy Lab and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
It’s like going to the movies. Only better!
Dubbed “the online treasure map for collectors”, CompleteSet is an web-based application that offers a nostalgia/collectors museum, user community, and an online marketplace to help you buy that special item needed to round out your collection.
The current incarnation of Candy Land is clearly channeling its inner Justin Timberlake and bringing sexy back — well at least enough that Granny might have blushed a little.
One of the original photographers of the Star Wars line for Kenner has produced a gallery of high-res photos and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
A 1978 television commercial for Louis Marx and Company’s Green Machine. What a ride!
The Road to Happy Days by Stephanie Sadagursky is one of my favorite types of books to read: historical non-fiction that is colorfully written and filled with fascinating and insightful anecdotes. Throughout the book’s 188 pages, Sadagursky vividly recounts her and her husband Paul’s 30-year journey into the world of buying and selling antique and collectible toys.
Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions.
There’s a Pac-Man-themed restaurant opening up in Chicago and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.