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Do you remember …? We do! Take a ride with us down memory lane as we reminisce about those “way back when” toys that made our childhood the best years of our lives! Join us as we explore our favorite “old school” commercials, unlock toy history, and remember the moments that made each toy special.

I Hope Your House is a Fun House!

Tweet In my informal surveys, I’ve found that not enough people remember, or are even aware of the one and only Fun House! Hosted by the quite quirky JD Roth, Fun House was in many ways your typical 80′s kids game show. Considered a bit of a Double Dare clone, Fun House sure had one [...]

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Going Way Back with Donald in Mathmagic Land

Tweet I’ll be the first to admit I was a nerdy kid. And I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Since the beginning, (according to my baby book), I always preferred toys, activities, and movies with a more educational theme. We had a video rental store right down the street from our home that [...]

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Nickelodeon Game Shows and BrainSurge

Tweet We haven’t seen a lot of green slime on Nickelodeon in the last 10 years. And that use to be kind of… their thing. I’m hoping for a return of the slime content and I think BrainSurge has the potential to start the revolution. As of June 21, BrainSurge began its second season on [...]

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Tom James plays with an early Slinky

It’s Fun for a Girl or a Boy!

Tweet Here in Happy Valley, the big thing of course is Penn State University. So when you say “Penn State” most think Joe Paterno and football, ice cream and farmland, probably. Add the Slinky to that list as 1938 Penn State graduate and mechanical engineer, Richard James, inadvertently created one of the world’s most fun [...]

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Jon Remembers His Beautiful Playhouse, Err umm, His Tough Spy Fort

Tweet With spring in the air it brings back a lot of outdoor memories from my childhood. When I was a child and the weather turned warm, I was outside all the time. And in my younger years you could usually find me in one place – my fort! When it comes to a child’s [...]

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Unleash the Super Hero Inside of You!

Tweet For those of you that know me, it may come as no surprise that I am NOT a Super Hero. Or am I? And operating a toy store is just my “day job.” You are not sure now, are you? Practically all Super Heroes (yes, I am going to capitalize it throughout this post [...]

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