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How Rumble Robots Work

Rumble Robots were one of the most popular toys to hit the shelves in 2001. While there's no revolutionary machinery involved in their design, they do combine several familiar technologies in an innovative way.


Model Rocket Quiz

 Model Rocket Quiz

Have you ever built a model rocket? Test your knowledge and take our Model Rocket Quiz! See more »

Inside an Etch-a-Sketch

 Inside an Etch-a-Sketch

How does an Etch-a-Sketch work? Take a look inside an Etch-a-Sketch to learn about how this popular toy works. See more »

 How It's Made: Lawn Bowling Ball

This kind of bowling is played outdoors, not in a bowling alley. And the path to victory is not straight. Find out how these special lawn bowling balls are made. See more »

Ultimate Classic Toys Quiz

 Ultimate Classic Toys Quiz

This classic toys quiz will test your knowledge of some of the most famous toys from your childhood. Test yourself with this classic toys quiz. See more »

Stack 'em Up: Lego Blocks Quiz

 Stack 'em Up: Lego Blocks Quiz

This Lego quiz will test your knowledge of the versatile plastic building blocks. Test yourself with the Lego quiz. See more »

 How It's Made: Colored Pencils

This clip from The Science Channel's "How It's Made" illustrates the process of creating colored pencils. See more »

How Slot Car Racing Works

 How Slot Car Racing Works

Slot car racing became popular in the 1960s and is still going strong. Read about the history and science of slot car racing. See more »

How Pinewood Derbies Work

 How Pinewood Derbies Work

The pinewood derby has been around since 1953 and is still going strong. Learn about the first pinewood derby and see why so many love these races. See more »

Who invented the Barbie doll and why?

 Who invented the Barbie doll and why?

Barbie history is darker than the doll's platinum tresses; this icon was inspired by a German sex toy. Read about Barbie history and the muse behind her. See more »

Classic Toys & Games

 Classic Toys & Games

The toy picture gallery has photos of the most popular toys of all time. Check out the pictures of dolls, action figures, and building blocks. See more »