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What Toys Should Make It into the Toy Hall of Fame?

New members to the Toy Hall of Fame will be named in the next few weeks. I was surprised to find some of these still waiting to get in.

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What Childhood Toy Would You Like to Have Back?

So Robert pulled the trigger and will be buying that vintage baseball glove he had as a child. It brought me back to one of my favorite childhood memories.

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Etch A Sketch Inventor Dies at Age 86

Andre Cassagnes, the man responsible for inventing the venerable Etch A Sketch, a toy that inspired countless children ever since it was introduced in 1960, has died at age 86 in France.

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Hasbro Introduces Easy-Bake Oven for Boys
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Hasbro Introduces Easy-Bake Oven for Boys

Ever since it was introduced in 1963, the Easy-Bake Oven has been marketed exclusively to girls, leaving aspiring boy chefs out in the cold. But that's about to change thanks to a campaign led by a teen girl on behalf of her four-year-old brother, who loves to cook.

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Teen Launches Campaign for Gender-Neutral Easy Bake Oven

Thirteen year-old McKenna Pope is fighting mad at Hasbro, and this little activist wants some positive changes now. The eighth grader, who hails from Garfield, New Jersey, has started a petition on Change.org asking Hasbro to make their Easy Bake Ovens more gender-neutral.

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10 Weird Fad Toys Every Kid Had to Have for Christmas

You can always spot a parent around the holiday season. Their hair is a frazzled mesh of cow licks and stray strands as if it’s been pulled by a crowd of frantic people. Their eyes dart around in all directions desperately seeking something that could suddenly appear at a moment’s notice. They break down and cry during commercials that advertise “the hottest toy of the holiday season.”

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Swedish Toy Company Defies Gender Stereotypes for Unique Christmas Catalog

In a pleasantly surprising move, a Swedish toy company called Top Toy has made a giant leap for gender equality amongst children. Top Toy's Christmas catalog features an interesting twist: the boys are the ones who are playing with dollhouses and the girls are happily playing with the Nerf guns.

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Toy Nominees
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National Toy Hall of Fame Nominees Announced, Let the Games Begin!

In a move that will delight toy lovers everywhere, the National Toy Hall of Fame announced 12 nominees for induction this year, including some of our personal faves, like the Magic 8 Ball, little green army men and 'Star Wars' action figures.

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11 Awesome Toys from the 90s That We Really Miss

Here are 11 awesome toys from the 1990's we wish we could play with right now.

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Pixar’s Animated History of Lego is Amazing

At some time in our life we have played with a Lego brick, or at least stepped on one. Most of us never stopped to think of how they came to be. Pixar did  a great job in telling the Lego story with this animated short in celebration of Lego's 80th birthday.

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Toy Making Workshop At Sciport

Now this is fun! I love Sciport and this is one of the reasons why! Cool stuff to do with the kids. They are having a Toy Making Workshop where you can , make a toy that you can take home with you! And if the kids aren't careful they might even learn some really cool science along the way!

 

Here is a list of some of the toys you can make:

Cartesian Divers: make a toy where you can see your underwater diver go from the top to the bottom of your water bottle "ocean" and learn about buoyancy and Pascal's Law.

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Now You Can Rent Toys For The Kids!

Now I think I have heard it all. You're familiar with Netflix...you rent all the movies you want for a monthly fee. Now you can rent toys.

It can actually be a good deal. Your kids get to play with the

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