New Book of Vintage American Toy Ads from Taschen

new Book of Vintage American Toy Ads

A chronological walk through the 20th century’s rise of toys in America, the new publication Toys: 100 Hundred Years of All-American Toy Ads encompasses the toy industry’s impetus, history, technical revolutions and the means in which these toys were marketed to the public, first through magazines and comic books and later through television. (more…)

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This Year’s Best Baby Yoda Toys For The Mandalorian Fans.

Best Baby Yoda Toys 2020

When you have enormous wealthy companies such as Disney behind the hottest new Star Wars TV series character for kids, there’s no dearth (double entendre intended) of officially licensed toys and games brought to market for the holidays. Running the gamut from interactive to cuddly, “The Child”  whose real name is Grogu but is better known as the adorable Baby Yoda from The Mandalorian streaming series available on Disney+, is the subject of this year’s hottest Holiday toys. (more…)

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The Art of Engineering series from Mattel Creations

Mattel Creations Art of Engineering Series

Mattel Creations celebrates 75 years of Art and Engineering by showing you the art and science that goes into each and every one of their iconic toys. To kick it all off, they’ve launched the limited-edition Art of Engineering collection, designed to give you a clear look, literally, at what goes into making some of their most legendary products. (more…)

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Meet The 14 Year Old Who Built A LEGO Model of Manhattan

Meet The 14 Year Old Who Built A LEGO Model of Manhattan
The not yet completed freestyle build of Dubai

Freestyle LEGO build of Manhattan

This past week, as I was scrolling through my Twitter feed reading about Trump’s lies, police brutality, Covid-19 death tolls, heatwaves, wildfires and hurricanes – I was stopped by a video of a remarkable semblance of LEGO bricks built to emulate the entire island of Manhattan. I was blown away. Given that I’m familiar with most available LEGO products I knew it was – as the brick builders call them – a freestyle build. Meaning it’s not from a kit, there are no directions and it is built entirely from one’s imagination using LEGO bricks. (more…)

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