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Presidential Play-Doh Project

Ian Williams of the Rhode Island School of Design, has been named Hasbro’s “Official Play-Doh Artist of the Year.” Williams won the competition by sculpting likenesses of President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney completely of Play-Doh! He wins a $5,000 tuition prize for his efforts, and will provide more artwork to be showcased by [...]

Happy National Play-Doh Day!

Did you know today is National Play-Doh Day? While most of us without kids might not have any of the clay on hand to celebrate, we certainly can remember the great times we had with it as youngsters and honor the wonderful product by taking a look at its fascinating history. Image Via Dennis Brekke [Flickr] Thank [...]

Was "doh" one of man’s first words ?

New research suggests “doh” may have been one of the first words spoken by our ancient ancestors. At first, the shape and mechanics of the mouth and t…

1:1 Model of Car Sculpted out of Play-Doh

To promote its new Chevrolet Orlando, General Motors had artists sculpt a full-size model of its new car. The company then placed it on a street in London: The company crafted a full-scale Play-Doh model of the MPV and parked it in downtown London. The instillation weighs in at a staggering 1.5 tons and measures 15 [...]

The Quick 10: All Work and No Play-Doh…

With the excitement of Talk Like a Pirate Day and National Punctuation Day last month, I totally overlooked another important holiday that I may put on my calendar from now on – Play-Doh day. How could I have missed such a retro, kitschy holiday? We’re belatedly celebrating here on the Q10 by offering up a [...]

The Secrets Behind Your Favorite Toys

You know the toys. You’ve seen the commercials. But you definitely haven’t heard these stories.* Listen up as game inventor Tim Moodie reveals the glorious, bizarre and scandalous back stories of 7 classic toys. 1. How the Slinky got stuck between a cult and a mid-life crisis In 1943, Richard James, a naval engineer, invented the Slinky. [...]