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If you’re a child of the 60s, you’ll remember the golden era of playtime toys like G.I. Joe, Wacky Windups, Troll Dolls, and Die-Cast Model Cars. Unlike generations before, the 60s opened up an exciting world of 100-piece toy car sets for $9.98 and replicas of the U.S. Space Team moon landing. Did you own a Johnny Ringo Western Frontier Playset? What’s more, a large percentage of toys from the 60s lasted long into the future. If you’ve ever played Twister or Operation, be sure to thank the 60s.
For years Beirut Lebanon has been blighted with internal strifes that have made war and conflict a part of everyday life. Yet amidst the conflict and violence, Billy Karam has managed to find a piece of serenity in his own world.
This year’s Black Friday fell a little short of optimal results for the toy industry. Retailers of various industries have been experiencing light traffic, and black friday was not an exception. So what is the fate of the toy industry in these final weeks of 2015?
Nothing quite captures a childhood of the 60s, 70s, and 80s quite like board games. While many board games are now brushed aside, reserved only for the occasional family game night or dinner party, these cardboard fun factories used to be the talk of the town not too long ago.
After the unfortunate and untimely passing of Satoru Iwata, Nintendo’s former president, Nintendo announced its new company president. Although many speculated it would be the legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, human resources director Tatsumi Kimishima was selected instead. Although a seemingly underwhelming selection, since 2000 Kimishima has been the chief financial officer for the Pokémon Company, President of Pokémon USA, and president of Nintendo of America. Needless to say, he is highly qualified.
These small, plastic pieces of fun, usually sold by the bag or barrel, have been around since the late 1930s. These traditional American toys came in green, tan, or grey representing opposing forces. Equipped with an array of World War II error weapons, Army Men are a true blast to the past.
Very soon, a Target store near you will begin phasing out gender labeling for children’s toys. This roll-out will include Target’s home and entertainment sections as well. These days, concerns over appropriate gender identification has come to the forefront of discussion and critical analysis. For Target to set such a precedent at this crucial moment in history has rubbed some customers the wrong way. Customer support runs the gamut from apathetic to supportive and indignant.
Today, any adult over the age of 18 is sure to remember their favorite childhood toys. A mental highlight reel would expose a few big names: Barbies, Toy Soldiers, Barrel of Monkeys, G.I. Joe figures, Polly Pockets – the list goes on and ranges from the stuffed and fluffed, to the complicated and creative. Among these gems, LEGOs easily present a case as one of the most memorable.
“Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” – Benjamin Franklin
We’ve all been there. It’s the middle of the day and instead of getting any work done, you’re sitting at your computer surfing the web. You’re roaming the office, playing a game on your phone, or simply dozing off. What you’re really doing is procrastinating!
A family-owned business, the Antique Toy Buying Show is constantly on the lookout to purchase old toys in order to restore them and then sell to other collectors. The company encourages people to dig through old boxes in their garages, attics, and basements and bring these toys out to a...