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Mr. Potato Head

Posted by on Dec 15, 2011 in Americana, Featured, Kids Stuff | Comments Off on Mr. Potato Head

It’s hard to believe today, but Mr. Potato Head was originally sold…without a head. Somehow, “Mr. Potato Parts”...

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Kid Stuff: Play-Doh

Posted by on Nov 18, 2010 in Kids Stuff | 1 comment

  This eternal kid’s substance, this staple of second grades and day care centers, wasn’t created as a toy. It began its...

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Kid Stuff: Yahtzee

Posted by on Aug 12, 2010 in Kids Stuff | Comments Off on Kid Stuff: Yahtzee

You roll those five dice, hoping that five of a kind will appear during three rolls. That’s a “Yahtzee” – the...

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Kid Stuff: Easy BakeĀ Oven

Posted by on Jul 29, 2010 in Kids Stuff | Comments Off on Kid Stuff: Easy BakeĀ Oven

When introduced in 1963, the Easy Bake Oven looked like a conventional oven (well, if ovens came in turquoise), used a light bulb as a heat...

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Kid Stuff: Monopoly

Posted by on May 31, 2009 in Kids Stuff | Comments Off on Kid Stuff: Monopoly

I love Monopoly. I don’t always have the patience to play a game that can go on for a couple of hours. But when I do, like on a rainy...

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