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Beast Lab from Moose Toys

Toy industry innovator Moose Toys combines several of its signature play patterns into what could become this year’s hottest holiday toy, Beast Lab.

The Strong Announces National Toy Hall of Fame Finalists

Battleship, Cabbage Patch Kids, Ken, Nerf, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are among the finalists for induction to the National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong Museum in Rochester, New York.

LEGO How We Create Inspiration Deck


The employees of the LEGO Group have developed LEGO How We Create, a deck of 78 cards designed to inspire creativity.

Link Roundup: National Toy Hall of Fame, Stranger Things, Goosebumps, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and more

The Strong has announced 12 finalists for the 2023 National Toy Hall of Fame and 8 other things we wanted to share this week.

Stryfe X from Nerf

The new Stryfe X is the first high-performance half-dart blaster from Hasbro’s famed foam division.

Link Roundup: Atari, Stardew Valley, Star Wars, Batman Day, and more

Atari has announced that it is acquiring AtariAge, a popular online community for gaming enthusiasts and 8 other things we wanted to share this week.

LEGO Group Revamps Loyalty Program to LEGO Insiders


LEGO Group announces the rebranding of its LEGO VIP loyalty program to the new and improved LEGO Insiders member-only platform.

Atari 2600+


The Atari 2600+ updates the video game company’s classic home gaming system to be compatible with hundreds of 2600 and 7800 titles.

Vintage Toy Demonstration: Easy-Wash Dishwasher from Kenner (1967)

Dave of the Lucky Penny Shop YouTube channel demonstrates the Easy-Wash Dishwasher toy released by Kenner in 1967.

Link Roundup: Godzilla, Dr. Seuss, NERF Action-Xperience, and more

Toho International has officially launched the Godzilla Store in the United States and 8 other things we wanted to share this week.

Romper from Droyd

Droyd introduces Romper, a ride-on toy reminiscent of the classic Big Wheel from Louis Marx and Company.

Vintage Toy Restoration – Space: 1999 Moon Base Alpha Playset

Watch as Dave of the Toy Polloi YouTube channel repairs a Space: 1999 Moon Base Alpha playset, a toy released by Mattel in 1976.

Link Roundup: LEGO, Paddington, Netflix, UNO, and more

LEGO has released Braille Bricks for in-home play and 8 other things we wanted to share this week.