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10 Toys to Improve Your Next Water Balloon Fight

Looking for water balloon fight toys to make your next fight even more epic? See these 10 toys to get started. See more »

Who invented the action figure?

Action figures were the first dolls made for boys. Find out who invented action figures are learn more history at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What was the first cartoon made for existing toys?

It's expected these days to have cartoons based on kids' toys. Learn about the first cartoon made for an existing toy at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can you predict which toys will become collectors' items?

It's hard to predict which toys will become collectors' items in the future. Learn more about collectors' toys at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How do toys get recalled?

Keeping up with toy recalls can help keep kids safe. But who decides when a toy is recalled? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Have cell phones ruined toy walkie-talkies?

Are cell phones ruining toy walkie-talkies? Find out if toy walkie-talkies have become a thing of the past. See more »

How did 'Star Wars' change the toy industry?

'Star Wars' toys were hot items in the '70s and '80s. Find out if the popularity of 'Star Wars' toys changed the toy industry. See more »

Do push toys really help kids learn to walk?

Is a push toy better than a walker? Find out if push toys can help kids learn to walk at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Are knock-off toys dangerous?

Knock-off toys might be cheaper, but are they safe? Find out if knock-off toys are more dangerous than name-brand toys. See more »

What's a German-style board game?

German-style board games have strict rules that are easy to follow. Learn more about German-style board games at HowStuffWorks. See more »