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The Quick 10: Happy Birthday, Barbie!

She’s 52 today, you know. I feel like she’s probably had some work done – she looks way too good for being five-plus decades old. If plastic surgery (plastic surgery, ha) is one of her secrets, though, I’m not sharing that here… but I do have 10 other Barbie facts for you. 1. Barbie’s birthday represents [...]

How Does an Etch A Sketch Work?

In 1955, a French electrician named André Cassagnes got an idea for a new toy after seeing how an electrostatic charge could hold aluminum powder to glass. He worked up a prototype for the toy—based on the design of a television screen—in his basement workshop and called it “L’Ecran Magique,” or “the magic screen.” Its [...]

More Scenes From the Chicago Toy & Game Fair

A big thanks to all the fine Midwesterners who stopped by our booth at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair this weekend. We had another steady stream of people playing Split Decision yesterday, including Miss Illinois International Ashley Newman… …Mrs. Illinois International Nicole Khayat… …and this giant blue coupon, which took a break from scaring children to [...]

International Toy Fair in Germany

International Toy Fair in Nuremberg GermanySchool articles and stationery become an independent product group at theSpielwarenmesse International Toy Fair Nuremberg in 2010. The present Wayto School special has shown how well the visitors have accepted thisadditional assortment since its premiere in 2008. The International Toy Fairfrom 4–9 February 2010 is therefore expanding its range for [...]