2021 has finally arrived – the perfect time for a top-10 list of the most popular articles on Toy Tales in 2020. The list was curated based on Google Analytics and engagement through various social media channels. If you missed them the first time, this is your chance to see what you missed. If you read them before, it’s worth taking another look! Enjoy:
With large sad brown eyes, a drooping mouth, and mop of unkempt blond hair, Hasbro’s Little Miss No-Name was designed as the antithesis of the impossibly glamorous Barbie.
In 1943, brothers Alvin and Earl Herdklotz established the A & E Tool and Gage Co. in Rockford, Illinois as a defense-based precision tool-and-die business. After World War II, focus shifted primarily to toy making. Operating under the name Midgetoy, the company began to produce basic, smaller-scale die-cast vehicles and airplanes at low price points.
The Caravelle is an easy-to-assemble transistorized AM radio receiver and transmitter from Remco that allows you to dazzle anyone within a 500-foot radius with your DJ skills and gift for the gab.
Bruce Pascal has curated the rarest Hot Wheels collection in the world and wrote the book on Hot Wheels prototypes. Here, he dishes on details about his massive collection and shares his dying wish related to the hobby.
Designed by Marvin Glass & Associates and released in 1964 by Milton Bradley, Time Bomb draws inspiration from the children’s game of “Hot Potato” albeit sans musical accompaniment.