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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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The tiny toy testers are the most valuable workers at Fisher-Price Play Lab. And they're behind some of the most successful toys in the business.

By Jennifer Walker-Journey

Mattel's very first remote-controlled wheelchair action figure was designed with Paralympian Aaron Wheelz. And yes, it can totally do a backflip!

By Sarah Gleim

Robert the Doll, with his pockmarked face and little sailor suit, could scare the bejesus out of anyone, but what's the truth behind the stories of his mischief?

By Allison Troutner

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Not only does LEGO think "Everything Is Awesome," but it also thinks "Everyone Is Awesome", too. And its newest set is designed to celebrate the diversity of all LEGO fans, including those in the LGBTQIA+ community.

By Jeremy Glass

There was a lot of beautiful stuff going on in the '80s. Then, there were the Garbage Pail Kids. Take a walk down memory lane with this icky quiz.

By Alia Hoyt

She's dominated pop culture for decades, but how much do you really know about the cutest anime character around? Take our purrfect quiz to find out!

By Alia Hoyt

There are a ton manufactured every year across the world. So what company makes the most? You'll probably be shocked to find out.

By Cherise Threewitt

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To celebrate her big 6-0, Mattel has released six special edition Barbies: astronaut, firefighter, news anchor, pilot, politician and soccer player and, this fall, astrophysicist.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

Lego has switched to a sugarcane-based plastic as part of its commitment to using only sustainably-sourced materials.

By Kristen Hall-Geisler

Today's Lego bricks probably aren't what you grew up with.

By John Perritano

Mattel released its latest shero version of the iconic Barbie — and she's the first ever to wear an hijab.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

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Because a $100 Droid Inventor Kit may allow you to do just that.

By Bryan Young

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

By Christopher Hassiotis

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.

By Bambi Turner

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?

By Bambi Turner

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

By Bambi Turner

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.

By Bambi Turner

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.

By Bambi Turner

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!

By Bambi Turner

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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.

By Bambi Turner

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.

By Bambi Turner

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!

By Bambi Turner

The first doll made specifically for boys -- deemed an "action figure" -- lived up to its name and became a global phenomenon.

By Karen Kirkpatrick

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It's expected these days to have cartoons based on kids' toys -- and vice versa -- but that wasn't always the case. Which toy started the trend?

By Karen Kirkpatrick

If you buy toys solely because you're hoping to make a bunch of money, you might want to come up with a different investment plan. It's hard to predict which ones will become valuable in the future.

By Karen Kirkpatrick