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Did You Own It: Teddy Ruxpin, The World’s First Talking Toy

Did You Own It: Teddy Ruxpin, The World’s First Talking Toy

Do you remember how old you were when your toys started talking to you? If you were a kid in the mid-80’s, there’s a strong chance that toy was Teddy Ruxpin. The chatty plush bear is considered one of the most iconic toys from the 80s and is credited for ushering in the era of […]

Did You Own It – Big Wheels from Louis Marx & Company

Did You Own It – Big Wheels from Louis Marx & Company

It’s a glorious spring day in the late 1970s. You’re rocking your iron-on R2-D2 T-shirt, the one with the Five Alive stain on it. And here comes that familiar rumble. That unmistakable holy rolling thunder of bald plastic tires barreling down the sidewalk – tassels majestically rippling with the breeze. Your turn is next. But […]

Did You Own It – Mattel’s Masters of the Universe Castle Grayskull

Did You Own It – Mattel’s Masters of the Universe Castle Grayskull

Back in the 80s, the girls had their Barbie Dreamhouses. The boys? Their imaginations ran wild within the walls of Mattel’s Masters of the Universe Castle Grayskull. Mattel caught lightning in a bottle — or rather with He-Man’s Power Sword — when it introduced its original line of MOTU Wave 1 series in 1982. The […]

Did You Own It – Mattel’s Barbie Dreamhouse

Did You Own It – Mattel’s Barbie Dreamhouse

If there’s someone who knows how to live in style, it’s Barbie. Mattel’s iconic fashion doll made her debut in 1959, but didn’t move into her first place until three years later in 1962 — making the Barbie Dreamhouse 60 years old this year! Barbie Dreamhouse (1962)   We thought we’d trace Barbie’s Dream Houses […]

Did You Own It – Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck Rookie Card

Did You Own It – Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck Rookie Card

“Did You Own It” is our on-going series dedicated to classic collectibles It’s Christmas morning in 1989 and hundreds of teenage boys are scouring beneath the tree for that unmistakable, long rectangular present. The hope – nay prayer – is that a sealed box of 1989 Upper Deck baseball cards lies nestled somewhere tightly bundled […]