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Why Was Optimus Prime Resurrected in the Transformers Movie?

The Transformers series is an American film franchise that was based on an animated series of the same name that was released in the 1980s. Michael Bay directed the first five of the films of the series. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is set to come out in 2023, and has fans excited. But back …

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How Much Did Pet Rocks Cost?

Gary Dahl, an advertising executive created the Pet Rock collectible in 1975. These were basically smooth stones acquired from the city of Rosarito, Mexico, and were marketed like live pets. Odd as it seemed, this toy was all the rager in 1975 but did you know how much it cost? The Pet Rocks sold about …

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Where Did Authorities Find The Roofman’s Lair?

In the 1990s and early 2000s, a crime spree targeting fast-food chains started from the Bay Area to Massachusetts. The burglar called himself the Roofman. His nickname explained how he broke into the restaurants. But did you know where he would hide after committing his crimes? Former US Army Reservist Jeffery Allen Manchester, “The Roofman,” …

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Did Hasbro Pay Sufficient Royalties to the Inventor of the “Super Soaker”?

The Super Soaker was very popular for so many years that it garnered The World’s Best Selling Toy title with almost $1 billion in sales. While Hasbro owns the Super Soaker and Nerf brand, these toys were invented by Lonnie Johnson. But did you know he was underpaid royalties for the toy and several other …

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Who Designed the First Paddington Bear Toy?

The Christmas season usually sparks a flurry of emotions, with gift-giving at its forefront. But did you know that the fictional British bear was initially conceived as gifts for Christmas? The Paddington Bear toy was first designed in 1972 by Shirley Clarkson. She made it as a Christmas gift to her children Joanna and Jeremy …

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The stick — a small tree branch — was inducted into the (U.S.) National Toy Hall of Fame in 2008. Organizers called it one of the world’s oldest toys and said sticks “promote free play — the freedom to invent and discover.”

Stick The stick may be the world’s oldest toy. Animals play with sticks, and we use them to play fetch with our dogs. Children find sticks an endless source of make-believe fun. Sticks can turn into swords, magic wands, majorette batons, fishing poles, and light sabers. When children pretend with sticks, they cultivate their creativity …

The stick — a small tree branch — was inducted into the (U.S.) National Toy Hall of Fame in 2008. Organizers called it one of the world’s oldest toys and said sticks “promote free play — the freedom to invent and discover.” Read More »

Hasbro (the toy company behind the likes of My Little Pony and Furby) owns Death Row Records, which includes the rights to records by Tupac, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg.

Hasbro Now Owns Death Row Records Because Why Not, It’s 2020 On December 30, while everyone was busy posting aggressively filtered pictures of themselves from both ends of the last decade, Hasbro Toy Company completed its $3.8 billion acquisition of Entertainment One Ltd. (eOne), a Toronto-based multimedia company. Although the massive cash deal was presumably …

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44% of adults have held on to their childhood teddies and dolls, and as many as 34% of adults still sleep with a soft toy every night

‘My bears are my lifeline’: the adults who sleep with soft toys If you share your bed with a furry friend well into adulthood, don’t be ashamed – sleeping with soft toys is more normal than you might think. “It’s very common,” says Prof Bruce Hood of the University of Bristol, who has researched our …

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