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Doll Wars: When Barbie Dragged Sindy Into Court
In 1989, Mattel accused Hasbro of manufacturing a Barbie clone. To present their case, the dolls were stripped naked in court.... READ ON
List
23 Funny Historical Letters to Santa
"I wish you would please bring me a typewriter and a drum and a doll dressed in a sailor suit so I can call it Raymond."... READ ON
History
The Dynamic History of the Toy Chemistry Set
From academic tool to popular children's toy, the chemistry set has had a long journey to become an iconic toy.... READ ON
Weird
Inside the Booming Business of Adults Who Play With Toys on YouTube
Why do kids want to watch toys being unwrapped and played with by people other than themselves?... READ ON
Fun
Reversible Anglerfish Toy Doubles as an Interactive Anatomy Lesson
Morris is made from colorful, touchable materials.... READ ON
Videos
Inside the '80s-tastic Seiko Executive Talking Egg
Pull the string, listen to the scratchy recording!... READ ON
List
10 of the World’s Best Toy Shops
Nothing beats the magic of a real toy store this time of year.... READ ON
Technology
Channel Your Inner Jedi With These Star Wars Battle Quads
No knowledge of the Force required.... READ ON
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The Hottest Star Wars Toy for Christmas in 1977 Was an Empty Box
An ill-prepared toy company and a bit of improvisation led to one of the most memorable toy campaigns in history.... READ ON
Infographic
Infographic: The Most Coveted Christmas Toys of the Past Three Decades
What's this year's answer to the Game Boy or the Tickle Me Elmo?... READ ON
Design
Moschino Designer Jeremy Scott Creates Most Expensive Barbie Set Ever
The look was inspired by his own wardrobe at the 2015 VMAs.... READ ON
History
A.C. Gilbert, the Toymaker Who (Actually) Saved Christmas 
In 1918, the U.S. government threatened to close down toy factories and discourage gift-giving to shift focus toward the war. A.C. Gilbert wasn't having it.... READ ON
Gift Guide
10 Brilliant Gifts for the Curious Kid in Your Life
Chemistry sets, programming games, space dresses, and more!... READ ON
Books
Build Your Own LEGO Ornaments With This Handy Guide
Decorating a tree is even more fun when you made the ornaments yourself—and with little plastic bricks.... READ ON
News
Wheelchair Fashion Doll Launches on Kickstarter
The creator of a doll with realistic bodily proportions now wants to create a wheelchair that fits Barbies and similar-sized dolls.... READ ON
TV
You Can Now Buy Twin Peaks LEGO Minifigures
Grab your "Double Mountain Murder Mystery Town" minifigures now.... READ ON

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