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    • 1:12 scale

    • 1:12 scale is a traditional scale (ratio) for models and miniatures, in which 12 units (such as inches or centimeters) on the original is represented by one unit on the model. Depending on application, the scale is also called one-inch scale (since 1 inch equals 1 foot), or six-inch scale (since 6 inches equals 6 feet) ... Read »


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    • 1:48 scale

    • 1:48 scale is a scale commonly used in diecast models, plastic models made from kits, and construction toys. It is especially popular with manufacturers of model airplanes and model trains (where it is known as O scale). 1:48 is also a popular scale among Lego enthusiasts since it is approximately the scale of the mini ... Read »


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    • 1:350 scale

    • 1:350 scale is a popular scale used by model ship kit manufacturers such as Tamiya, Hasegawa, Aoshima, Fujimi, Trumpeter and Revell. The first 1:350 scale ship series was started by Imai Kagaku with the release of tall ships from Operation Sail (1976) in 1977. Tamiya followed suit with a production of the German b ... Read »


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    • 1:600 scale

    • The 1:600 scale is a modeling scale. Real vehicles are 600 times larger than their 1:600 toy or collectible model counterparts. The scale is mostly associated with the Schabak and Schuco brands of model airplanes, which produce die cast commercial (and some military) airplane models on that scale.Airfix has ship model ... Read »


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    • ActiMates

    • ActiMates are a discontinued series of interactive toys released by Microsoft in September 1997, which are in the form of licensed dolls which can interact with many episodes of their respective television series from 1997-2000 or on special ActiMates-compatible VHS videocassettes and special computer games. Microsoft ... Read »


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    • Action Jackson (toy)

    • Action Jackson was a line of action figures and accessories manufactured by Mego Corporation in the early 1970s. Mego's first foray into action figures, the line was an initial success but then lost out in sales to Hasbro's G.I. Joe line. Nonetheless, Action Jackson laid the template for Mego's popular later lines of 8 ... Read »


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    • Action origami

    • Action origami is origami that can be animated. The original traditional action model is the flapping bird. Typically models where the final assembly involves some special action, for instance blowing up a waterbomb, are also classed as action origami. More rarely models like paper plane and spinners which have no movi ... Read »


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    • Adventure People

    • Adventure People was a toy series introduced by Fisher-Price in 1975 [1]. The line lasted through 1985 and was targeted towards 4-9 year olds. Although they served as an alternative to G.I. Joe and other, similarly themed action figures, they were the first figures to utilize the 3.75 inch size which was made famous by ... Read »


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    • AG Bear

    • AG Bear is a teddy bear designed by Ron Milner, and manufactured by Axlon, a company formed by Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese, through his Catalyst Technologies venture capital firm. A look at the manufacturer's tag on AG—which stands for "Almost Grown"--lists their production date as 1985. ... Read »


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    • Air Swimmer

    • An Air Swimmer is an inflatable flying remote control toy fish manufactured by the William Mark Corporation, which realistically swims through the air. The inventor, Blake English, won the “Rising Star Inventor” award at the 2011 Toy and Game Inventor Conference (TAGIE) Awards The toy itself won the "Best Ne ... Read »


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    • Airgamboys

    • Airgamboys is a Spanish brand of miniature figures, manufactured by the toy company Airgam since 1976. Similar to toys like Playmobil, Madelman, or Geyperman, Airgamboys consisted of various series, including: ... Read »


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    • Alphie

    • Alphie was an educational robot toy popular in the 1980s. It featured a slot in the front for interchangeable cards which lined up with special soft-touch input function buttons built into the front of the toy. It ran on batteries and came with different insert cards to help children learn math, spelling, matching skil ... Read »


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    • Animal figurine

    • Animal figurines are figurines that represent animals, either as toys or collectibles. They are often made of plastic. Historically, animal figurines were made of lead, and were made by several manufacturers, including Britains Limited. Companies that manufacture realistic models include Schleich and Bullyland. K. Na ... Read »


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    • Aquadoodle

    • Aquadoodle is an activity drawing toy primarily for preschool aged children. The patented invention is based on a hydrochromic ink which causes color change when the user draws with a water filled pen. The user's drawings will remain for several minutes before gradually disappearing. The hydrochromic ink technology wa ... Read »


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    • Archibald Ormsby-Gore

    • Archibald Ormsby-Gore, better known as Archie, was the teddy-bear of English poet laureate John Betjeman. Together with a toy elephant known as Jumbo, he was a lifelong companion of Betjeman's. Betjeman brought his bear with him when he went up to university at Oxford in the 1920s, and as a result Archie became the mo ... Read »


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    • Arkitex

    • Arkitex was an all-plastic construction toy produced by Tri-ang from c. 1959 to c. 1965. It was available in 1/42 and OO scales. ... Read »


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    • Armatron

    • The Armatron was a toy robot from 1984 made by tandy and distributed by Radio Shack in the United States. It consisted of a crane-like arm with two attached joysticks which could be manipulated to pick up small objects. It was essentially similar to industrial robots of the 1980s, though it was strictly user-controlled ... Read »


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    • Art marble

    • Art marbles are high quality collectible marbles arising out of the art glass movement. They are sometimes referred to as contemporary glass marbles to differentiate them from collectible antique marbles, and are spherical works of art glass. Glass artists interest in marbles at the end of the twentieth century brought ... Read »


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    • Astrobase

    • Astro Base was a toy made by the Ideal company in the early 1960s. The toy ran on 4 D Cell batteries. Besides a power switch, it had several features that includes the following modes of operation: Ideal made two variations of the Astro Base. The original "all red" version featured a lighted Astro Scope that illuminat ... Read »


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    • Atollo

    • ATOLLO is a construction toy invented by Scottish architect Donald Macdonald consisting of hinge and socket pieces. Its appeal lies in the flexibility of the three-dimensional shapes it can create. Atollo is sold by Tomy. It is also somewhat compatible with other construction products, such as LEGO or Uberstix. It ... Read »


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    • Australian Tazos

    • Tazos were first released in Australia in 1995 with the Looney Tunes set, since then the TAZO series has grown with various themes which include various The Simpsons sets, Beyblades, Star Wars, Marvel Heroes and ended in 2008 with AFL and NRL footy sets. TAZOs were released in Smith's Snackfood Products and can be ... Read »


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    • Baby Blinkins

    • Baby Blinkins were toys manufactured by the American toy-company LJN and launched in 1985. They were fairy-glowbug creatures who lived in Blinkin land who had small wings which lit up and glowed in rainbow colours when their bodies were squeezed. Along with the plush dolls Blinkins were small dolls, playsets, accesso ... Read »


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    • Ball-in-a-maze puzzle

    • Ball-in-a-maze puzzles are dexterity puzzles which involve manipulating either a maze (or labyrinth) or one or several balls so that the ball or balls are manoeuvered towards a goal. Toys like this have been popular since Pigs in Clover was invented by Charles Martin Crandall in the 1880s, with the patent being applied ... Read »


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    • Balloon helicopter

    • A balloon helicopter is a flying toy consisting of a latex toy balloon and a plastic propeller, derived from the simple balloon rocket. The most important feature is the hollow propeller hub which directs air into a passage in each propeller blade. The air passages channel air to the blade tips such that air escapes in ... Read »


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    • Balloon rocket

    • A balloon rocket is a rubber balloon filled with air or other gases. Besides being simple toys, balloon rockets are a widely used as a teaching device to demonstrate basic. To launch a simple rocket, the untied opening of an inflated balloon is released. The elasticity of the balloon contracts the air out through ... Read »


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    • Bart Smit

    • Bart Smit B.V. is a Dutch store-chain that specialises in toys, multimedia and electronics. Bart Smit is part of Blokker Holding. In 2008 Bart Smit had 189 stores in the Netherlands, 51 in Belgium (of which 40 in Flanders and 11 in Wallonia) and one in Luxembourg. In 1999 Bart Smit started a daughter company called E- ... Read »


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    • Battle Strikers

    • Battle Strikers are magnetically controlled spinning tops by MagNext Toys from MEGA Brands. You can control them using a turbo launcher. Strikers use magnification when at play. Booster: The Booster is used to modify your Striker's behavior. Make it spin longer, or easier to control, or better balance. Core: The ... Read »


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    • Bean bag

    • A bean bag (also beanbag) is a sealed bag containing dried beans, PVC pellets, expanded polystyrene, or expanded polypropylene. The bags are commonly used for throwing games, but have various other applications. Designed by Piero Gatti, Cesare Paolini and Franco Teodoro and produced by the Italian company Zanotta ... Read »


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    • The Bear Club

    • The Bear Club was an online community dedicated to teddy bears. The Bear Club was launched in July 2007 by two teachers and a writer from Derbyshire in the UK. The site has been featured in a number of British and international press, including BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2,The Guardian Media Monkey,The Telegraph Onlin ... Read »


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    • Stephen Beck

    • Stephen Beck is an American artist, writer, toy designer and inventor who pioneered video synthesis and interactive video art. Examples of his work have appeared in collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He holds several ... Read »


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    • Bedtime toy

    • A bedtime toy is a toy used by children while going to sleep. It is often a plush toy or something of that nature that children can cuddle up with while going to sleep, and is often combined with a nightlight. The bedtime toys are generally of an animal, such as the common teddy bear, or any other creature, such as a ... Read »


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    • Begleri

    • Begleri (Greek: μπεγλέρι) is a small skill toy consisting of one or more beads at either end of a short string or fine chain. The toy can be flipped and twirled around the fingers to perform tricks. Begleri originated in Greece, and originally derived from the Greek rosary or komboloi, which ser ... Read »


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    • Best-Lock

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      Best-Lock Construction Toys is a brand of plastic building bricks that are compatible with Lego. Best-Lock Ltd is based in Colne, Lancashire, England. Best-Lock offers different sized blocks including Standard Blocks, Junior Blocks (young children 2-5), and Baby Blocks (For kids 0-2). Themes for Standard Blocks in ... Read »


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    • Big Loo

    • Big Loo was a toy robot manufactured by Louis Marx and Company for the 1963 Christmas holiday season. It retailed for $9.99. The toy, primarily made of injection molded hi-impact polystyrene parts, stood three-feet tall (37-inches), a foot wide, and nine inches deep. Its key features included a sight scope with cross- ... Read »


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    • Bilibo

    • Bilibo

      Bilibo is a "shell-shaped, hard-wearing piece of plastic" used as a toy. It is produced in six different colors. It was developed in 2001 by Swiss designer Alex Hochstrasser in consultation with experts for child development. The form has been designed for children of various ages to sit comfortably in the shell whils ... Read »


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    • Bitty Baby

    • Bitty Baby is an American Girl line of 15" infant baby dolls for children ages 3 and up. Bitty Baby's arms, legs, and head are made from vinyl. A precursor to the line called Our New Baby was first released in 1990, which consisted of Caucasian (with blond hair), African-American, and Asian-American variants. The doll ... Read »


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    • Blaze (toy)

    • Blaze was a rocking-horse toy produced by Mattel toymakers and introduced in 1961. Blaze was featured prominently during children's television advertising (Mattel was the very first toymaker to advertise year around with television commercials). Unlike other rocking-horses of the time, Blaze was mounted on a stand that ... Read »


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    • Blobbiemorphers

    • Blobbiemorphers are a line of transforming plush toys released by Pers Corp. They are based on the characters from the children's book Here Come the Blobbies . There are seven colors of blobbiemorpher, each with its own transformable shape. Blobbiemorphers have won numerous awards including: Blobbiemorphers Come in s ... Read »


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    • Bolo bat

    • The Bolo bat was a child's toy popular in the 1930s through the 1960s. It consisted of a round wooden paddle-like bat with a handle, not unlike a ping-pong paddle, attached to the center of which was a piece of elastic band about three feet long. Attached to end of the elastic band was a rubber ball about an inch in di ... Read »


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    • Bouncy ball

    • A bouncy ball, power ball or super ball is a small polybutadiene rubber bouncing ball which rebounds proportionally to the amount of force used when thrown at a hard surface. Bouncy balls can bounce over three stories high when thrown at the ground. The first such ball was the proprietary Super Ball, and another was th ... Read »


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    • British Association of Toy Retailers

    • The British Association of Toy Retailers (BATR) is an association that represents their members to the United Kingdom government and the European Commission. It promotes the role of the toy retailer and the value of toys to the consumer. It represents about 75% of the toy trade. It is based in Gainsborough, Lincolnshir ... Read »


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    • Bubble pipe

    • A bubble pipe is a toy shaped like a tobacco pipe, intended to be used for blowing soap bubbles. Most bubble pipes are made of plastic and therefore cannot be used for actual smoking. They are usually brightly colored, and sometimes feature fanciful designs including multiple bowls. Children sometimes use bubble ... Read »


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    • Bucket and spade

    • Bucket and spade sets are traditional British seaside paraphernalia that can be bought cheaply from any beachside vendor. They usually consist of a small plastic bucket with a handle and a small shovel, sometimes decorated with a variety of bright colours and patterns. These are sometimes, but not always, accompanied ... Read »


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    • Bum slider

    • Bum slider is a plastic toy used for going down a snowy slope, mountain or hill. The use is similar to a pulk, sledge or toboggan but instead of sitting in the pulk the rider just sits on the plastic and holds the handle in front. ... Read »


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    • Bumble Ball

    • The Bumble Ball is a motorized children's toy made by Ertl toys. They were popular in the early 1990s and come in varied colors, including a see-through light-up one and a mini version. Some are available in key clip form under the name Bumble Ball Jr. Variations were produced by Ertl such as the Bumble Ball Bolter, a ... Read »


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    • Buriburi gitcho

    • The buriburi and gitcho were Japanese children's toys, traditionally given together as a New Year's gift. The buriburi was a gourd-shaped roller, with or without wheels, which was rolled along the ground or pulled with a string; the gitcho was a short mallet or bat. Their origin is obscure, but it is believed that they ... Read »


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    • Carrera (slot car brand)

    • Carrera is a slot car brand introduced in the early 1960s by Josef Neuhierl GmbH & Co. KG based in the Franconian town of Fürth, Germany. The name was inspired by the Porsche Carrera models which took their name from the Carrera Panamericana road race. Carrera dominated the German markets in the 1960s and 1970s, d ... Read »


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    • Century 21 Merchandising

    • Century 21 Merchandising

      Century 21 Merchandising and Century 21 Toys were merchandising companies associated with Gerry Anderson's Century 21 Productions. There was also a publishing line, Century 21 Publications which created the comic strips TV Century 21 and Lady Penelope and a music department, Century 21 Music which marketed audio books ... Read »


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    • Changeables

    • Changeables, also known as McRobots, was a toy series produced by the McDonald's corp. and given away with fast-food meals at their restaurants. The series used the then-popular "Transforming Robots" toy concept in conjunction with their own products. The robots could transform into items (mostly food) from the company ... Read »


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    • Chaos Machine (toy)

    • The original Chaos Machine is an ever-evolving collection of Chaos Toy sets gathered together by Steve Jackson, founder of Steve Jackson Games (SJ Games). Other Chaos Machines have begun to grow (see External Links). Chaos Machines appear at gaming and science fiction conventions, where attendees are encouraged to cre ... Read »


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    • The Charmkins

    • The Charmkins is a television movie based on a toyline by Hasbro, in the early 80's, which was broadcast on October 25, 1983. Family Home Entertainment released the special on VHS in the 1980s. As of May 21, 2014, plans for a DVD release of the special have yet to be announced. ... Read »


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    • ChatNow

    • ChatNow is a mobile phone-like walkie-talkie developed by Hasbro's Tiger Electronics division for the preteen market. It includes simple digital photography and text message functionality and transmits using the Family Radio Service UHF radio band. It has limited compatibility with other FRS gear; in particular, it is ... Read »


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    • Chattery Teeth

    • Chattery Teeth are a children's wind-up toy designed by Eddy Goldfarb for design company Marvin Glass and Associates. Originally called "Yakkity Yak Talking Teeth" upon release in 1949 by novelty company H. Fishlove & Co., a pair of mechanized teeth are wound up at the back, and the teeth clatter together. Reproduction ... Read »


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    • Chester Toy and Doll Museum

    • The Chester Toy and Doll Museum was a toy museum in Chester, Cheshire, England. The collection included dolls made between 1860–1950 and the largest collection of Matchbox model cars in the world. There were also Dinky cars, Hornby trains, and Meccano models. The museum was located at 13a Lower Bridge Street. C ... Read »


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    • Chicago Toy Soldier Show

    • The Chicago Toy Soldier Show is a toy soldier and model figure trade show. It is held annually at the Hyatt Regency Hotel near Woodfield Mall, in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois. The show is organized by OTSN, Inc., publisher of Old Toy Soldier News. It is also known as the Old Toy Soldier Show or simply, th ... Read »


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    • Children's Discovery System


    • Cleversticks

    • Cleversticks is a plastic construction toy manufactured in the UK. The original design manufactured in polypropylene used sticks with pairs of jaws on each end and rings, the jaws connect onto the body of the sticks or rings, The jaws also connected the sticks end to end. The resulting toy was best suited to young chi ... Read »


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    • CoCo (toys)

    • CoCo is the name of a construction toy produced by the Chinese company Tianjin COCO Toy Co., Ltd. In 2002, Lego Group Swiss subsidiary Interlego AG sued the CoCo company for copyright infringement. A claims court found many CoCo bricks to be infringing; CoCo was ordered to cease manufacture of the infringing bricks, p ... Read »


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    • Cococubs

    • Cococubs were a set of 32 hollowcast hand-painted lead figures of anthropomorphic creatures given away with Cadburys Bournville Cocoa from 1934 to 1939. They were designed by the commercial artist and prolific illustrator of children's books, Ernest Aris The free gifts were available just as Britain was coming out of ... Read »


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    • Color Wonder

    • Color Wonder is a product made by Crayola, primarily intended for use by younger children, in which the special clear-ink marker only appears on the Color Wonder paper. Originally made with markers and paper, Color Wonder has also made specialty products including paints, etc. The Color Wonder products debuted in 1993. ... Read »


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    • Corn Popper

    • The Corn Popper is a toy manufactured by Fisher-Price since 1957. Aimed at pre-schoolers, when the Corn Popper is pushed or pulled, colored balls inside a plastic dome bounce and create a popping, bouncing noise. The Corn Popper was invented in 1957 by Arthur Holt, who died in April 1996, and sold to Fisher-Price ... Read »


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    • Crazy Clock Game

    • The Crazy Clock Game is a 1964 vintage toy game that is similar to the Mouse Trap, so it had many changes over the years. It was renamed Mouse Trap in 1970, when the cheese was added. The assembly includes some pieces. The Crazy Clock Game is a game that is different from Mouse Trap. The rules have changed over the ye ... Read »


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    • Darda (toy)

    • Darda is the name of a German toy car racing set (and related items) which was most popular in Europe and the USA throughout the '80s and '90s. Today the toys can be ordered online from retailers such as Only Toys,Darda UK. In Sweden Darda Sweden is both wholesaler and retailer for Sweden and Scandinavia. The unique s ... Read »


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    • Decoder pen

    • The decoder pen, yes-no pen, yes-know pen or magic pen book is a combination of decoder pen or marker specially designed to reveal invisible ink-encoded pictures or writing, in the form of answers to questions or hidden parts of pictures, with specially created children's books with hidden words and pictures. They were ... Read »


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    • Linda Denham

    • Linda B. Denham is the co-creator of the Care Bears franchise along with Elena Kucharik, the main artist for the greeting cards in the 1980s. During that decade, Denham served as Director and Vice President of Marketing for the Kenner toy company; in 1985, she was involved in television commercials for its Baby Alive d ... Read »


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    • Denshi block

    • A denshi block (or electronic block) (the name "denshi" 電子 is Japanese word for "electronics") is a small plastic box containing an electronic component. The blocks are used in some educational electronics kits, such as the Gakken EX-150, to allow experiments to be performed easily and safely. The size and s ... Read »


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    • Digi-Comp I

    • The Digi-Comp I was a functioning, mechanical digital computer sold in kit form. It was originally manufactured from polystyrene parts by E.S.R., Inc. starting in 1963 and sold as an educational toy for US$4.99. In essence, the Digi-Comp I contained three mechanical flip-flops, providing an ability to connect them ... Read »


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    • Digi-Comp II

    • The Digi-Comp II was a toy computer invented by John Thomas Godfrey and manufactured by E.S.R., Inc. that used marbles rolling down a ramp to perform basic calculations. A two-level masonite platform with guides served as the medium for a supply of marbles that rolled down an inclined plane moving plastic cams as they ... Read »


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    • Dimestore soldiers

    • Dimestore soldiers are a name first given by collector and author Don Pielin to American made toy soldiers sold individually in five and dime stores from the 1930s to the 1950s before being replaced by plastic toy soldiers called army men. Though most figures were hollowcast metal, composition and plastic dimestore fig ... Read »


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    • Dispensa's Castle of Toys


    • Dissect an Alien

    • Dissect an Alien was a toy from 1986 where an alien could be cut open, its organs removed, with a bucket of "slime" to serve as blood. The organs were essentially a 3-d numbered puzzle. The blood was non-toxic for child safety and glowed in the dark. It included a comic with instructions, a mat, and a toy scalpel which ... Read »


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    • Doctor Dreadful

    • Doctor Dreadful is a series of children's toys, originally by Tyco, marketed towards boys. Production began in 1994. Later, in 2005, the name was briefly taken by Funrise. In 2012 Umagine started selling "Doctor Dreadful Zombies" and, later that year (November) "Doctor Dreadful Aliens". It appears that Umagine plans to ... Read »


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    • Domino Rally

    • Domino Rally was a toy product manufactured by Pressman Toys in the late 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s and began being sold by Goliath Games in 2012. It was originally named "Domino Track" and designed by Jason Carroll, a 16-year-old boy, assisted by his father. The design was submitted to American Idea Management (AIM ... Read »


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    • Don't Spill the Beans


    • Dorset Teddy Bear Museum

    • Dorset Teddy Bear Museum

      The Dorset Teddy Bear Museum is a teddy bear museum in Dorchester, Dorset, southern England. The museum includes Teddy Bear House and displays antique and other teddy bears. Bears on display include Paddington Bear, Rupert Bear, and Winnie the Pooh. The earliest bear dates from 1906 and there are also life-sized bears ... Read »


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    • Dot-S

    • Dot-S (ドッツ, styled as .S) also known as Dot-Pin is a toy, similar to a Lite-Brite, created in 2005 by Japanese company Tomytec. The toys allow for the creation of pictures by placing colored pegs into holes in one or more boards. Many sets allow for the creation of various sprite characters from classic ... Read »


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    • Double Loves

    • Double Loves are a transforming toy from 1987 manufactured by the Commonwealth Toy & Novelty Co. The toys could change between two different animals - one wearing day-time clothes and the other wearing pajamas. The alternate animal was inside the toy and could be accessed by using the zipper on the back, then turning t ... Read »


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    • Dr. Nim

    • Dr. Nim is a toy invented by John Thomas Godfrey and manufactured by E.S.R., Inc. in the mid-1960s. It consists of a marble-powered plastic computer capable of playing the game of Nim. The machine selects its moves through the action of the marbles falling through the levers of the machine. Dr. Nim is an early com ... Read »


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    • Dream Pets

    • Dream Pets are collectable miniature stuffed animals, made of velveteen and filled with Willow sawdust, manufactured in Japan beginning in 1957 by Japanese toy designers Tochigi Mongi and Tomy for R. Dakin & Co. The manufacturer surprised Dakin by using these little toys as packing material for a shipment of battery op ... Read »


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    • Duncan Professional Slimline

    • The Duncan Professional yo-yo was originally introduced in 1971 by Duncan. In 1974 it changed shape from the tournament shape to the Slimline shape. Since then it has been used as their primary advertising yo-yo up until recently. When Duncan Acquired Playmaxx it started using their ProYo for the bulk of its yo-yo adve ... Read »


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    • Dunny (toy)

    • A Dunny is a type of vinyl designer toy created by Paul Budnitz and Tristan Eaton, and produced by Kidrobot since 2004. The toy is based on a rabbit figure with distinctive tubular ears. The origin of the name Dunny came from a combination of street slang and one of the early "Devil Bunny" prototypes. The Dunny is sol ... Read »


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    • Eldran series

    • The Eldran series (エルドランシリーズ, Erudoran shirÄ«zu?) is a toy and animation franchise begun by toy company Tomy in Japan. Tomy struck a cooperative deal with the animation studio Sunrise (known for its mecha series, most notably Gundam) to develop the new franchise to sell th ... Read »


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    • Ello Creation System

    • Ello Creation System

      Ello Creation System was a construction toy manufactured by the American toy-company Mattel, Inc. from 2002-2004. The toy was created by American designer Richard Manville. Ello Creation System was a breakthrough toy created to engage girls in construction play. Mattel Girls-Division President Adrienne Fontanella and ... Read »


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    • Elmo Live

    • Elmo Live! is a toy based on the Sesame Street character Elmo. It tells jokes, stories, sings and dances. Elmo Live is marketed by Fisher-Price. Elmo Live replaced and improved upon the 2009 edition TMX Elmo toy. The new Elmo can wave his arms, move around, and cross his legs as he sits down in a chair. Elmo can b ... Read »


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    • EN 71

    • European standard EN 71 specifies safety requirements for toys. Compliance with the standard is legally required for all toys sold in the European Union. The standard has been published in 13 parts: ... Read »


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    • EXÍN Castles


    • Expandable water toy

    • Expandable water toys or Grow-in-water toys, often called Grow Monsters are novelty items made from a superabsorbent polymer. They are toys that expand up to 500% of their original mass or volume after putting them into water for several days. Also, it shrinks with saltwater. They are made from polymers that can absorb ... Read »


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    • Eye popper

    • An eye popper, also called hopper popper or a popper, is a popular children's toy. An eye popper is a small, dome-shaped piece of rubber or similar material resembling a half of a rubber ball; the shape of a smile is often imprinted on the dome. When pressed, the toy inverts, but after a few seconds, it pops back into ... Read »


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    • Faller

    • Faller.

      Faller (styled as FALLER) is a German toy company founded in Stuttgart in 1946 by brothers Edwin and Hermann Faller. The company later relocated to the brothers' home town of Gütenbach in the Black Forest. Faller now specializes in making scenery, plastic model kits and other accessories for model railroads but has ... Read »


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    • Fijit Friends

    • Fijit Friends were a toy directed toward girls created by Mattel toy company. They made their debut in July 2011 at the New York Toy Fair and are similar to the famous toy Furby. Their names are Logan (blue, sporty), Serafina (pink, sweetie-pie), Willa (purple, trend-setting) and Sage (green, adventurous). They were cr ... Read »


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    • Flip Flap

    • Flip Flap is a solar powered toy that resembles a plant. The small solar panel powers two leaves that bounce up and down continuously until the light source to the solar panel is stopped. The leaves can be stopped from bouncing by a switch on the underside of the device. The Flip Flap has a large cult following in Ja ... Read »


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    • Flybar

    • The Flybar, is a modification of the traditional pogo stick design which allows riders to propel themselves up to a world record 8 feet 6 inches into the air according to the Flybar's website. Developed in a collaborative effort between SBI Enterprises, Bruce Middleton and Andy Macdonald, it utilizes in place of the ... Read »


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    • Flying gyroscope

    • A flying gyroscope (also known as a flying cylinder or flying tube) is a cylindrical wing or annular airfoil which, when thrown like a football, can fly great distances. The William Mark Corporation invented their flying gyroscope, X-Zylo, in 1993. It was invented by Mark Forti, a Baylor University student, and refined ... Read »


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    • Food Fighters

    • Food Fighters was an action figure collection released by Mattel in 1989. Proverbial for the concept of a food fight, the figures were all different types of anthropomorphic food dressed in military gear. Food Fighters consisted of ten figures and three accessory toys; a refrigerator playset was also designed but never ... Read »


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    • Force Trainer

    • The Force Trainer is a Star Wars-themed toy which creates the illusion of performing "Force"-powered telekinesis. The brain–computer interface toy, released was Uncle Milton Industries' Star Wars Science line in 2009, comes with a headset that claims to sense the brain's electric fields (similar to an EEG) and re ... Read »


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    • Ken Forsse

    • Earl Kenneth "Ken" Forsse (September 25, 1936 – March 19, 2014) was an American inventor, author, and producer who created the hit toy Teddy Ruxpin and the subsequent animated series The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin. After working for The Walt Disney Company, Sid & Marty Krofft Entertainment and other entertainment ... Read »


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    • FP3 player

    • The FP3 Player is a digital audio player designed for preschool children, made by Fisher-Price. It has some of the functionality of "grown-up" players including an online store with music and story downloads. It is built with a rugged body, has large buttons, and displays a visual icon for each song. According to CNET ... Read »


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    • FPG-9

    • The FPG-9 Foam Plate Glider is a simple, hand-launched glider made from a 9 inch foam dinner plate, featuring a moveable rudder and elevons, allowing for an inexpensive way to teach basic flight mechanics. The model was created by Jack Reynolds, a volunteer at the Academy of Model Aeronautics' (AMA) National Model Avi ... Read »


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    • Freddy Teddy

    • Freddy Teddy is a children's teddy bear which was manufactured by Fisher-Price between 1975 and 1982. The Fisher-Price model number is 418. Freddy bears are orange in colour with contrasting fur in beige. Each is characterized by a squeaking sound box located in its rear back, small round noses, patched on brown faux ... Read »


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    • Friction motor

    • A friction motor is a simple mechanism to propel toy cars, trucks, trains, action figures and similar toys. The motor consists of a large flywheel which is connected to the drive wheels of the toy via a very low gear ratio, so that the flywheel revolves faster. The flywheel's axis is perpendicular to the direction in w ... Read »


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    • Ron Fuller (artist)

    • Ron Fuller is a British artist and toy designer. Fuller was born in 1937 and went to Art Schools in Plymouth and Falmouth before studying Art and Theatre Design at the Royal College of Art. After a career in teaching he began making wooden toys for a living in 1972. His work is highly sought after and has been exhibite ... Read »


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    • FurReal Friends

    • FurReal Friends (later FurReal in 2017) is a toy brand division of Hasbro created in 2002 of robotic pets. The robotic toys range from guinea pigs to dinosaurs. They come in many sizes — some are able to be held in a child's hand and others are able to be ridden by a child. The prices range from $6 to $300. All of ... Read »


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    • Furryville

    • Furryville is a German line of Mattel toys that launched in 2005. Furryville toys are small stuffed animals up to 3 inches in height. The line consists of many types of animals, usually sold in sets. They are typically packaged as either a family of four animals of the same species or as "two-furs", two toys sold toge ... Read »


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    • Galaxy Serie

    • Galaxy Serie was a science fiction themed toy line produced by Italian company Atlantic from 1978 to the early 1980s. It was commercialized in several European countries, including Italy, France, and Greece. The toy line comprised a series of action figures and a set of vehicles, as well as a chess-inspired board game ... Read »


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    • Galilean cannon

    • A Galilean cannon is a device that demonstrates conservation of linear momentum. It comprises a stack of balls, starting with a large, heavy ball at the base of the stack and progresses up to a small, lightweight ball at the top. The basic idea is that this stack of balls can be dropped to the ground and almost all of ... Read »


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    • Gamleys

    • Gamleys was a chain of toy shops mainly located in the south of the United Kingdom with a head office in Hove, near Brighton. The company was founded in 1919. Unlike many of its rivals such as Toys "R" Us, Gamleys operated smaller shops in high streets and shopping centres rather than larger super stores. Because of th ... Read »


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    • Gator Golf

    • Gator Golf is a children's miniature golfing toy from the American game company Milton Bradley. It was released in 1994. In the game, children take turns putting into the mouth of a motorized plastic alligator figure, which then flings the ball off its tail and spins around, creating a new challenge for the next player ... Read »


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    • Genius CP

    • The Genius CP is a radio controlled helicopter made by Walkera. The Genius CP is an ultra micro 3D flybarless helicopter that weighs only 35 g. It is the world's smallest six channel helicopter. ... Read »


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    • Get in Shape Girl

    • Get in Shape Girl is an American toy originally created by Hasbro in the 1980s. It was re-released in the mid-2000s under the toy company Arbor Toys, popular for their "pretend play" lines. The toy is an exercise kit designed for young females to have safe and fun exercise at home. ... Read »


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    • Giga Pudding

    • Giga Pudding is a dessert creation kit manufactured by the Japanese toy company Takara Tomy first released in 2008. The product itself comes with all the ingredients required, and a large bucket to prepare in and create a twenty serving crème caramel intended to be shared. A commercial for Giga Pudding made in 2008 ... Read »


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    • Glo Worm

    • Glo Worm is a stuffed toy for young children, designed by Hasbro's Playskool division, and made in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Introduced in 1982, the plush, pajamaed worm body contained a battery-powered device that when squeezed would light up the toy's vinyl head from within, creating a soft glow. The original toy, up ... Read »


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    • Golden Girl and the Guardians of the Gemstones

    • Golden Girl and the Guardians of the Gemstones was a line of toys manufactured by Galoob in 1984-5. The backstory revolves around the heroine Golden Girl, and her cohort of female warriors known as The Guardians of the Gemstones. The group's main aim is to protect the citizens of Argonia from the evil Dragon Queen. ... Read »


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    • Googolplex (toy)

    • Googolplex was a construction toy made by Arlington-Hews, Inc, intended for the educational market. It is a building toy made for children 5 and up. The starter kit includes 92 pieces of various geometric shapes including a triangle, square, and hexagon, various beams and connectors, and treads that can be attached to ... Read »


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    • Groan Tube

    • A Groan Tube is a toy marketed by various manufacturers which makes a distinct 'groan' sound when turned on one end. They are especially popular with stag parties in Benidorm, Spain. The groan tube was invented in the early 1960s by Japanese toy manufacturer Kureo. The toy was first sold as 'Magic Noise Tube" (魔 ... Read »


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    • Guitar Rockstar

    • Guitar Rockstar is the European brand name for a virtual air guitar, manufactured by Tomy. It originated and continues to be sold by Tomy in Japan under the brand name "Air Guitar". Gameplay consists of holding buttons representing notes and strumming where the strings would be, in a similar fashion to air guitar. An i ... Read »


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    • Gurglin Gutz

    • Gurglin Gutz was a toy consisting of a colorful, stylized, rubber human organ, either a brain, heart, stomach, or eyeball, immersed in a red fluid and enclosed in a thin latex ball film. The toy produced guttural gurgling and bubbling noises when squeezed, as the liquid pulsated in the rubber organ's many cavities and ... Read »


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    • William Hamley

    • William Hamley (b. 18th century) in Bodmin, Cornwall, United Kingdom, founded what is today known as Hamleys, one of the largest toy stores in the world. The shop was originally called 'Noah's Ark' and opened at High Holborn in London in 1760. It was highly convenient for the wealthy families of Bloomsbury when buying ... Read »


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    • Happy Pet

    • The Happy Pet is a handheld digital pet released in Japan in 2003 by Bandai. The Happy Pet is similar to Bandai's previous release, the Tamagotchi. Like the Tamagotchi, the Happy Pet is a pixelised creature housed in a computer worn around the wrist. Unlike Tamagotchi, which involves raising imaginary creatures, the H ... Read »


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    • Hasbro Darth Vader Voice Changer

    • The Darth Vader Voice Changer is a toy released by Hasbro in 2004 as part of the tail end of its Original Trilogy Collection line of toys focusing on characters from Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. The voice changer allows the wearer to talk in a voice somewhat like James Earl Jones as Darth ... Read »


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    • HASCON

    • HasCon is a forthcoming annual fan convention created by Hasbro to promote its various licensed properties, including Transformers, G.I. Joe, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and Magic: The Gathering. It thus replaces the previous fan convention from Fun Publications, BotCon. However, Fun Publications' G. I. Joe Co ... Read »


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    • Horizon Hobby

    • Horizon Hobby, LLC. is an international hobby product distributor, headquartered in Champaign, Illinois. It currently manufactures various hobby grade radio control (R/C) models, as well as Athearn model trains and die-cast models, which it sells direct to consumers as well as to hobby retailers. Horizon Hobby was f ... Read »


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    • HotGen

    • HotGen, Ltd. is a toy and video game developer based in London. They work for Jakks Pacific and help develop handheld TV games. ... Read »


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    • The Hugga Bunch

    • The Hugga Bunch was a 1980s toy line from the Kenner, Parker Brothers companies and Hallmark Cards. Starting in early 1985, the Kenner company and Hallmark Cards manufactured the Hugga Bunch dolls, each of which held a smaller doll called a "huglet" in their arms. During that year, the line generated over US$40 mi ... Read »


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    • Hulk Classics

    • Hulk Classics was an action figure line based on the characters of Marvel Comics, and produced by Toy Biz in 2003. The line revolves around the Hulk and his supporting cast from the comic book series. ... Read »


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    • I-Gami

    • i-Gami is a toy in which small plastic pieces can be bent and snapped together to form small to large three-dimensional figures. It began production in 2006 by Plastic Play Inc. before being acquired by PlaSmart Inc. i-Gami is a toy product created by Boaz Axelrad, a Canadian. The toy takes inspiration from Japane ... Read »


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    • Icehouse (game)

    • Icehouse is a turnless abstract strategy game invented by Andrew Looney and John Cooper. It was the first of many games played with Icehouse pieces. Andrew Looney came up with the idea for a game played with pyramids in a series of science fiction short stories he was writing; several of the characters were obsessed w ... Read »


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    • Imaginarium SA

    • Imaginarium SA is a Spanish company that operates a chain of toy stores. It sells various toys comprising wheel, furniture, and child care toys to various customers, including educational institutions, such as schools, nurseries, or playgroups. The company operates 348 outlets in 28 countries. Imaginarium SA was incorp ... Read »


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    • Inchworm (toy)

    • The Inchworm was a ride-on toy for children produced by the Hasbro Corporation, first introduced in the early 1970s. Inchworm was designed by Joseph M. Burck while he worked for Marvin Glass and Associates. Burck built the first inchworm using his clothes-dryer's hose and tested it with his then-three-year-old son. A s ... Read »


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    • Incredible Edibles

    • Incredible Edibles was a toy sold by Mattel in the 1960s. It was a series of circular metal molds into which Gobble-Degoop, a candy-like gel, was squeezed. The form was then placed in a small oven and baked into a rubbery soft candy in the shape of worms, insects, and flowers among others, coming in six flavors: licori ... Read »


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    • The Infaceables

    • The Infaceables: Mystic Warriors of Change was a 1984 toyline by Galoob in which plain-face characters grew more animalistic through the use of vacuum suction. Figures have faces which change from man to beast. Forces of good are led by Iron Lion and forces of evil by Tembo in the war for control of the earth. ... Read »


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    • Instant Fish

    • Instant Fish was an idea conceived by the Wham-O toy company in the early 1960s. Instant fish were a species of African killifish (Nothobranchius sp.) that laid eggs in the mud at the start of the dry season. The eggs lay dormant (embryonic diapause) until the rainy season, when the water would cause them to hatch ... Read »


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    • IQuest

    • The iQuest is a device used for answering trivia questions developed by Leapfrog Enterprises. The device uses solid state cartridges to save data. Software for this device covers topics in mathematics, science, and social studies. ... Read »


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    • Iron Man: The Armored Avenger

    • Iron Man: The Armored Avenger is a toy line manufactured by Hasbro, composed mainly of 3 3⁄4" scale action figures but will also feature a line of 6" figures. This is a continuation of the Iron Man 2 toy line under a different name, due to the company no longer marketing the film. Like the previous line, it w ... Read »


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    • Edward Ives (toymaker)

    • Note: For the American folklorist, see Edward D. Ives, and for the American Olympic oarsman, see Edward Ives (rower). Edward Riley Ives (September 13, 1839 – 1918) was an American toymaker from Connecticut. He married Jennie Blakeslee in 1866, and with the help of his father in law and brother in law, he founded ... Read »


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    • Jack-in-the-box

    • A jack-in-the-box is a children's toy that outwardly consists of a box with a crank. When the crank is turned, it plays a melody, often "Pop Goes the Weasel". At the end of the tune there is a "surprise": the lid pops open and a figure, usually a clown or jester, pops out of the box. Some jack-in-the-boxes open at rand ... Read »


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    • Johnny Apollo (toy)

    • Johnny Apollo is an American toy line from Marx Toy Company featuring two action figure astronauts, first released in 1968 in response to the then current interest in outer space and the US/Soviet Space Race. The astronauts were Johnny and Jane Apollo, stood approximately 8" (20.32 cm) in height and came with a vari ... Read »


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    • Johnny West (toy)

    • Johnny West was a 12-inch tall American cowboy action figure, and the central character in the Louis Marx company's "Best of the West" 'sixth scale' (1:6) toy line. The line was produced from 1965 until 1976, and featured a number of characters based on American 'Old West' motifs, utilizing a wide range of outfit and a ... Read »


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    • Jovo

    • JOVO Click 'N Construct is a brand name of a construction toy system invented by Josef Volgger and produced by JOVO International of Helsinge, Denmark. The toy consists of equilateral triangle, square and regular pentagon plastic pieces that click together on their edges, and the edges then act as hinges to allow them ... Read »


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    • KEVA Planks are cuboid wooden block toys for children and adults. Each block is sized approximately 1/4 inch(6,35 mm) x 3/4 inch(19,05 mm) x 4 1/2 inch (114,3 mm). The blocks are available for sale in maple, that is produced in the United States, and less expensive imported pine versions. A number of museums have KEVA ... Read »


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    • Keypers

    • Keypers are toys in the shape of animals that were designed with opening compartments for children to store small items in. They were made in the 1980s by Tonka Corp. The Keypers characters depict animals (including a snail, ladybug and turtle) and have small compartments which are intended for children to hide things ... Read »


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    • Kiddicraft

    • Kiddicraft was a toy company founded in 1932 by Hilary 'Harry' Fisher Page (1904–1957) at Purley in southern England. The company is notable for the predecessor of Lego bricks, the Self-locking Bricks. Fisher Page was a pioneer in the use of plastics to manufacture toys. In 1939 Hilary Page applied for a patent f ... Read »


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    • Kinetic Sand

    • Kinetic Sand is a three-dimensional building toy made of 98% sand and 2% polydimethylsiloxane (a type of silicone oil) that mimics the physical properties of wet sand. Kinetic Sand was originally designed for sculpting but is commonly sold as indoor play sand for children. In appearance it resembles light brown sugar. ... Read »


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    • Kitty in My Pocket

    • Kitty in My Pocket is a collection of small toy cat figurines that was first released in 1994 by Vivid Imaginations. As well the toys being sold individually in blind packets they were also sold in blister-packaged groups and large playsets. In 2007 the line was re-released by Corinthian Marketing/MEG Toys with the sam ... Read »


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    • Kleeware

    • Kleeware is a brand of plastic toy developed and marketed by the company O & M Kleeman in the 1950s in the UK. The range of toys was extensive and included soldiers, boats, cars, model houses and dolls. ... Read »


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    • Koosh ball

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      The Koosh ball is a toy ball made of rubber filaments (strings) attached to a soft rubber core. Its patent was granted in 1988 to Scott H. Stillinger. The company later expanded their product line to include 50 other Koosh-related products, including keyrings, baseball sets, and yo-yos. The number of Koosh balls sold i ... Read »


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    • Koosh Kins

    • The Koosh Kins were a variation on the popular Koosh ball, featuring faces and hands. They were originally created as a set of six characters, then released with variant colors. The characters were featured in a four-part comic book mini-series released by Archie Comics, as well as a series of coloring books. In that ... Read »


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    • Kota the triceratops

    • Kota the Triceratops is an animatronic toy dinosaur made by Hasbro and Playskool. It is modeled after a triceratops, and intended for children aged 3 to 6. The toy debuted at the New York Toy Fair in February 2008, building on the reception of Ugobe's earlier Pleo robotic dinosaur toy, and went on sale in October 2008 ... Read »


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    • Lachsack

    • A Lachsack (German, literally "laugh bag") is a novelty toy consisting of a small cloth bag containing a plastic box with a push button that, when pressed, plays recorded laughter. The Lachsack was invented in 1968 by German inventor Walter Thiele. It was the most successful of about 1,600 items he invented. The devic ... Read »


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    • Lamaze Infant Development System

    • Lamaze Infant Development System is a line of baby toys belonging to Takara Tomy, which acquired the former owner, RC2 Corporation and its subsidiary Learning Curve Brands, in 2011. The name Lamaze is licensed by Lamaze International, a Washington, D.C. based nonprofit organization. The toys are developed in collaborat ... Read »


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    • Lammily

    • Lammily

      Lammily is an American fashion doll developed by Nickolay Lamm in 2014. The doll was conceived as an "average" alternative to Mattel's Barbie line, which has gained controversy over its body image and proportions. Lamm created the toy using proportions of the average 19-year-old woman as indicated by the Centers for Di ... Read »


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    • Michael Lau

    • Michael Lau (born 1970) is an artist from Hong Kong who is known for his illustration and designer toy figures. Lau is widely credited as the founder of the urban vinyl style within the designer toy movement. His work has had a significant effect on toy manufacturers, as well as street culture, including artists and mu ... Read »


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    • Leaf boat

    • A leaf boat is a traditional toy made in various parts of the world using nothing but a leaf. Various types of leaves are used depending on the area, most commonly flag iris, reed leaves and bamboo leaves. In most cases, the process of the more complex boats involves: ... Read »


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    • Lego Ninja

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      Ninja was a theme and product range of the construction toy Lego. Launched in 1998, the collection was its own theme. It had many elements of the ninja warriors from feudal Japan. The majority of the sets were released in 1998 and 1999, with only three small sets of minifigures released in 2000 as part of the ‘Min ... Read »


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    • Lekotek

    • Lekotek is an international program to lend Assistive Technology, toys and expertise to disabled children. The first lekotek opened in 1963 in , Sweden. From there the concept spread to other Scandinavian countries, Europe and the rest of the world. For example, there are over 50 lekoteks in the United States. The firs ... Read »


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    • Libelle (toy)

    • Libelle is the name of a German air-borne toy made by SCHENY in late 1950s or early 1960s. ... Read »


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    • Lintoy

    • Lintoy was a brand of die cast toys produced in the 1970s and 1980s from Hong Kong, owned by a man named David Lin. Known for their die-cast airplanes, which included both military and commercial airline (such as Braniff International and American Airlines) editions, the line also produced die-cast cars and toy tool s ... Read »


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    • Lionel Kiddie City

    • Lionel Kiddie City was an American Toy store under the ownership of Lionel Corp.. Kiddie City Toy Stores were started in the 1960s. By the early 1980s, Lionel operated 150 stores, under the names Lionel Kiddie City, Lionel Playworld, and Lionel Toy Warehouse. For a time it was the second-largest toy store chain in the ... Read »


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    • Loc Blocs

    • LOC BLOCs was a plastic block construction toy set. Never reaching the popularity of Lego bricks, they did have a loyal following of fans. They were marketed in the 1970s and 1980s by Entex Industries, and manufactured in Japan as Dia Block by Kawada Co., which still produces sets to this day. They were also sold by S ... Read »


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    • Lolo ball

    • A Lolo Ball, also known as a Pogo Ball, Springbal, Lolobal, Disc-O, Pogobal, or Pogo-It, is a toy. It consists of a seamless figure-8 rubber ball locked into a structurally supported, sturdy plastic platform. To play with it, one stands on the plastic platform, balancing one's weight on the bottom portion of the rubber ... Read »


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    • Lucidique

    • Lucidique, a.k.a. The Avenger, is a fictional character created by Clive Barker for the Tortured Souls toy line. Lucidique is the cenobitic "Senator's" daughter. Her father was killed by Scythe-Meister. Lucidique convinced Zarles Kreiger a.k.a. Scythe-Meister to go to Agonistes, who would reconstruct him into the Scyth ... Read »


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    • Ludobot

    • A ludobot is a type of artificial human companion: an entertainment robot, from Latin ludo (play) and bot (robot). Examples are battlebots, Sony Aibo, Tiger Toys GoGo My So Real Walking Pup and so on. Simpler is a digital pet, a virtual pet simulated by a computer. Examples are Neopets, Tamagotchis, or Digipets. ... Read »


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    • Magic sand

    • Magic sand or hydrophobic sand is a toy made from sand coated with a hydrophobic compound. The presence of this hydrophobic compound causes the grains of sand to adhere to one another and form cylinders (to minimize surface area) when exposed to water. When the sand is removed from water, it is completely dry and free ... Read »


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    • Magic set

    • A magic set or magic kit is a kind of toy, usually directed at younger children, which includes materials and instructions to perform some simple magic tricks. The tricks included often rely heavily on gimmicked props, and require little skill to perform. In addition to providing props for various tricks, these sets wi ... Read »


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    • Magna Doodle

    • Magna Doodle is a magnetic drawing toy, consisting of a drawing board, a magnetic stylus, and a few magnet shapes. Invented in 1974, over forty million units have been sold to date worldwide, under several brands, product names and variations. The key element of the toy is the magnetophoretic display panel, filled wit ... Read »


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    • Magnext

    • Magnext is a magnetic construction toy consisting of plastic building pieces containing embedded neodymium magnets, steel bearing balls, and a variety of additional parts which can be connected together to form anything from skeletal geometric shapes and structures to more robust and functional toys. Magnext is modele ... Read »


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    • Majo-kit

    • Majokit is a toy developed by the Majorette company of France. It is a complete city traffic environment but also includes farms and factories. Majokit is made from plastic materials with a certain amount of detail. It was designed for children and should not be considered an accurate representation of anything in par ... Read »


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    • Manglor

    • Manglors was a line of action figures originally released by the Ideal Toy Company in 1984-85 and re-licensed by Toyfinity in 2013. The first wave consisted of Manglord (which was initially released with a playset Manglor Mountain), Manglosaurus and Manglodactyl. A second wave, packaged with plastic eggs, appeared in 1 ... Read »


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    • John T. Marshall

    • John T. "Toyzilla" Marshall is an author, pop culture expert, comic book writer and film producer. He has written five reference books on vintage toys: (GI Joe And Other Backyard Heroes (1997), Action figures of the 1980s (1998), Action Figures of the 1960s (1998), Comic Book Hero Toys (1999), and Collecting Monster T ... Read »


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    • Matador (toy)

    • Matador is a wooden toy set. The bricks are held together using special wooden sticks. The blocks are precision cut to a single size and shape and are held together with sticks, which assists in the stability of larger constructions. The standard distance between brick holes is 20mm. The blocks are not varnished or tr ... Read »


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    • Max Force

    • Max Force was a line of toy weapons made by Jakks Pacific to compete with Hasbro's Nerf Blasters. Instead of foam darts, Max Force guns fired "Soft Splat Pellets", which are made of a mixture of paper and wood. These pellets were dipped into water before being loaded into the guns and fired at distances up to 100 feet. ... Read »


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    • Meccanoid

    • Meccanoid is a highly intelligent programmable robot. It was created by Meccano, the model construction system created in Liverpool, United Kingdom, by Frank Hornby and now based in Calais, France. The Meccanoid was described by Popular Science as "The smartest DIY bot to ever spill out of a box" and the G15 robot fea ... Read »


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    • Mechanical bank

    • Mechanical banks are small containers with a decorative mechanical action, used to store coins. They were originally intended to promote saving money among children in the mid-19th century. Frequently made of cast iron, mechanical banks were often creatively designed, depicting historical, legendary or everyday events ... Read »


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    • Merkur (toy)

    • Merkur refers to a metal construction set built in Czechoslovakia (later the Czech Republic). It was also referred to as Constructo or Build-O in English-speaking countries and Tecc in the Netherlands. Unlike Erector/Meccano, Märklin, and Temsi, which were based on Imperial measurements, Merkur used metric. It was ... Read »


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    • Meteor (juggling)

    • A skill toy of Asian origin, the meteor consists of a rope, usually between 5 and 8 feet long, with weights attached to either end. Tricks are performed by swinging, wrapping and throwing the meteor about the body. The meteor is based on the Chinese meteor hammer, a bolo-like weapon made from stones and rope. Appr ... Read »


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    • Morris Michtom

    • Morris Michtom (1870 – July 21, 1938), with his wife Rose, invented the Teddy Bear. They founded the Ideal Novelty and Toy Company, which after Michtom's death became the largest doll-making company in the United States. Michtom, was a Russian Jewish immigrant who arrived in New York in 1887. He sold candy in his ... Read »


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    • Micro Change

    • Takara Toys' 1982 Micro Change series of toys were part of the 1980 New Microman toy line and were small household objects that could transform into vehicles or artificially intelligent robot characters that fought alongside their 10-centimeter tall alien cyborg Microman creators against the evil Acroyears. The line w ... Read »


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    • Mijos

    • Mijos are a series of plastic collectible figurines created by David Gonzales. Representing various Chicano Mexican American youth characters, Mijos debuted in 2004 as a spin-off of Gonzales' Homies figures. The Mijos line (like Homies before them) are specifically targeted at Hispanics — in this case, Hispanic ch ... Read »


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    • Military miniaturism

    • Military Miniaturism describes a hobby (some people would say it is an art) that covers military themed miniaturism of many types including, Emphasis on realism, historical accuracy and scale congruity of the miniatures and their painting/finishing are important aspects of this hobby. Knowledge of history, events and ... Read »


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    • Mindflex

    • Mindflex is a toy by Mattel which apparently uses brain waves to steer a ball through an obstacle course. The brain waves are captured with the enclosed EEG headset, which allows the user to speed up or slow down a fan, thus lifting or lowering the blue styrofoam ball. The game was released in the fall of 2009. Scient ... Read »


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    • Mini Racer RC-12

    • Mini Racer RC-12 is 1/12 scale RC car manufactured by Yokomo from 1977 to the early 1980s. It was produced when Yokobori Mokei changed their name to Yokomo. The RC-12 box had both a Yokomo and Yokobori Mokei label on it. There were two different models in the RC-12 series. "Mini Racer RC-12" came with a narrow chassis ... Read »


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    • Minibrix

    • Minibrix were construction kits manufactured from 1935 to 1976 in the UK. Developed in 1935, they enabled children to build their own miniature houses. Like the later and more famous construction toy, Lego, Minibrix consisted primarily of interlocking bricks with moulded studs on the surface, but being invented before ... Read »


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    • Mint Museum of Toys

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