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10 Toys to Improve Your Next Water Balloon Fight

Think there aren't ways you can make your next water balloon fight even more epic? Think again. These 10 toys are here to prove you wrong!

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  • How did 'Star Wars' change the toy industry?

    How did 'Star Wars' change the toy industry?

    Although there were toys based on movies before the first "Star Wars" film, none of them exploded in popularity quite like those little action figures. See more »

  • How do toys get recalled?

    How do toys get recalled?

    Although we trust toy companies to make toys that are safe, mistakes can be made. Keeping up with recalls can help keep kids safe. But who decides when a toy is recalled? See more »

  • How Easy-Bake Ovens Work

    How Easy-Bake Ovens Work

    Making real baked treats in a toy oven is one of the great joys of childhood. Who knew that the heat of a light bulb would create a childhood culinary icon? See more »

  • How Hot Wheels Work

    How Hot Wheels Work

    What would you get if you hit a regular car with a shrink-ray and made it 64 times smaller? A Hot Wheels car, of course! These tiny, scale-model cars are still around, and still popular with kids — and lots of adults, too. See more »

  • How is doll hair rooted?

    How is doll hair rooted?

    You don't need to be a professional to start customizing dolls; rooting their hair is an easy way to change their look. See more »

  • How Juggling Works

    How Juggling Works

    Once confined to vaudeville and music halls, today's jugglers do anything from plate spinning to playing with devil sticks. In fact, you could define juggling as using feats of dexterity to manipulate one or more objects. See more »

  • How Lego Bricks Work

    How Lego Bricks Work

    For many, Lego building is not kid's play at all. In fact, some amazing works of art and pieces of machinery have been made from this classic toy. Watch a cool video and see impressive images of Lego genius. See more »

  • How Magna Doodle Works

    How Magna Doodle Works

    The Magna Doodle... For kids it's a cool toy. For parents it's art without the mess. For the rest of us, it's a tribute to the beauty of physics. Watch videos of how the Magna Doodle works and discover the science behind the Doodle. See more »

  • How Mold-A-Rama Works

    How Mold-A-Rama Works

    Approach the machine, drop in some coins and watch as hot plastic is molded into a train, gorilla or Frankenstein's monster. Mold-A-Rama machines remain popular with nostalgia fans, but what makes them so appealing? See more »

  • How Pinewood Derbies Work

    How Pinewood Derbies Work

    The very first Pinewood Derby was held more than 50 years ago; yet even now, Cub Scouts find the event just as challenging and fun as it was then. See more »

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