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You’ll Be Surprised Who Invented Lincoln Logs

We honored Abraham Lincoln on his birthday yesterday, and today we focus on a toy that some history books say was named after Abe Lincoln because he was born in a log cabin.

Lincoln Logs were invented in 1916 by the son of architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

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20 Forgotten Toys From the ’90s

Remember Madballs and Popples? If you, like us, managed to successfully block out most of your childhood, the answer is a resounding "no"!

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If You Could Receive A Box From Your Childhood, What Would You Choose?

The other day, my friends and I got together, and we started talking about some of the incredible toys that we had as kids. We brought up everything from M.U.S.C.L.E.S. Wrestler figures to pogo balls, and everything in between. Somebody said, “Wouldn’t it be cool if you could have one of those toys mailed to your house?”  

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11 Awesome Toys from the 90s That We Really Miss

Here are 11 awesome toys from the 1990's we wish we could play with right now.

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Famous Toy Inventor Passes

Sad to hear that the inventor of the Etch a Sketch passed away. Frenchman Andre Cassagnes came up with the idea in his garage in the early 1950’s. Originally known as the The Magic Screen – it was displayed at a toy fair in Nuremberg, Germany in 1959 and it was the president of the Ohio Art Company who paid $25,000 for the rights to what eventually became the Etch a Sketch.

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Darth Vader Inducted Into National Toy Hall of Fame

It’s no secret.  The National Museum of Play is one of my favorite places in Rochester to visit with my family.  Now there’s a new reason to visit.  They’ve inducted new toys into the National Toy Hall of Fame.

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Expensive Toys

There are people who have held on to some of the toys they had as kids. I'm one of them. Some of those toys could be worth a lot of money these days. But would you part with those toys if someone offered you enough money?

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50th Birthday Party For Mr. Potato Head
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The Top 10 Toys Of All Time

I don't know if anyone caught VH1's show called "I Love Toys", but I did.  Who doesn't love toys?  Some of us still have a love for them.  I bet many of fathers totally enjoy when little Johnny gets a new G.I Joe or Transformer...and daddy gets to play with it too.

The VH1 show dealt with the 10 best toys of all time and you wouldn't believe what came in at #1...Let's start at #10.  Coming in at #10 on the list of best toys of all time is the.....

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Remember The Hula Hoop?

It was one of the biggest crazes of the late 50’s and early 60’s.  During the era of capri pants, the Twist and
Duncan yo-yo’s - one item came along that not only had everyone in the country doing it, but was the subject of hours of entertainment and exercise

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Toys Of My Christmas Past – My Top Five

Christmas is a lot different when you’re a kid. I can remember not being able to sleep on Christmas Eve in anticipation of what I’d find in the morning. Every house has their own traditions, but in our house I was always the first one up and all the gifts were under the tree.

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Playing cards - one of the entries in the National Toy Hall of Fame (Getty Images)
Playing cards - one of the entries in the National Toy Hall of Fame (Getty Images)
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National Toy Hall of Fame – Dale’s Daily Data

It’s just a short drive down the Thruway in Rochester – it’s the National Toy Hall of Fame. It opened in 1998 and there are 46 toys that have met the requirements to be included. Last year’s inductees were playing cards and the game of Life

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Dale’s Daily Data: Tonka Toys

It was back in 1957 when a group of school teachers in Minnesota came up with a plan to make some money during their summer off from school by making gardening tools for sale.    All of them were expert gardeners and each of them knew of some special functio

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