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The Toys Channel has articles explaining how some of the coolest and most well-loved toys actually work. Learn the secrets of yo-yos, the wonder of LEGO bricks and magic of Baby Einstein.

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How Silly String Works

Did you know that Silly String has been saving lives in the Iraq War since December 2006? Our article reveals many little known facts about this substance. Find out how troops have used it learn the history of the silly string mystery and uncover its effects on the environment.


Researchers Reveal the Dark Side of Bounce Houses

What could possibly go wrong when you stick a bunch of kids inside a bouncy house on a hot summer day?

Lego Sets Have Become More Violent, New Study Finds

Once considered a paragon of creative, free-form play, Lego sets today incorporate more weapons and suggest more violent behavior than ever before.

10 Embarrassing Movie Tie-in Toys

Epic merchandising fails have included everything from a decidedly phallic Jar Jar Binks lollipop to a Transformers shave kit — for boys who don't even shave. Other bombs proves marketers will do just about anything to make a dime.

10 Historical Toys

Toys have evolved throughout history, but many of the simplest have remained the most popular since the dawn of time. Which of these 10 historic toys did you grow up playing with?

10 Most Valuable 'Star Wars' Toys

Pull out those "Star Wars" figures collecting dust in the attic. If you have any of these 10, you could cash in — big time!

10 Totally Rad '80s Toys… And Where They Are Now

Get a blast from the past with our totally awesome top 10 toys list from the '80s! Did your favorites make the list? Find out which of the nostalgia-inducing toys are still around today.

10 Science Toys Kids Will Love

Kids who love science and math will want to get their hands on these super-fun games that make the learning part of play time.

10 Groovy Toys From the '70s

Children of the '70s, it's time for a flashback — and no, not the trippy kind. We're taking a walk down memory lane to reminisce about some of the best toys ever made. Two words: Big Wheel!

10 Toys That Became Million-Dollar Franchises

These 10 toys were once just a vision of their makers. Today they're multi-million-dollar -- in some cases billion-dollar! -- money makers. See which ones bring in the most cash.

10 Unbelievable Toy Stores Around the World

Pretty much any toy store is awesome, especially if you're a kid. But when it comes to making your wildest dreams come true, these 10 take the cake, for children and adults.