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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 »

Advanced Yo-Yo Tricks for Kids

 Advanced Yo-Yo Tricks for Kids

Find out about advanced yo-yo tricks for kids to master. Follow easy step-by-step instructions and get advice on advanced yo-yo tricks for kids. See more »

Intermediate Yo-Yo Tricks

 Intermediate Yo-Yo Tricks

Learn intermediate yo-yo tricks that will dazzle any audience. Turn a few basic moves into an eye-catching yo-yo show with these easy instructions. See more »

Easy Yo-Yo Tricks

 Easy Yo-Yo Tricks

Easy yo-yo tricks are perfect for beginning yo-yoers of all ages. Learn how to perform a Sleeper, Around the World, and the most popular yo-yo tricks. See more »

Yo-Yo Basics

 Yo-Yo Basics

The yo-yo has been a popular toy since the late 18th century. Read up on history of the yo-yo and learn essential yo-yo tricks and tips. See more »

23 Must-Have Toys from the 1950s and Beyond

 23 Must-Have Toys from the 1950s and Beyond

Remember your favorite toy? It probably created a big stir in stores. Read the selection of must-have toys to find out if yours made the list. See more »

 Sept. 6, 1959: Mattel's Barbie Goes on Sale

Barbie was introduced in 1959 by Mattel and based on a German doll named Lilli. Learn more about the history and controversy surrounding Barbie. See more »

How Juggling Works

 How Juggling Works

Juggling involves the repeated tossing and catching of three or more objects. Find out how juggling works and learn how to juggle multiple objects. See more »