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  • She began her “Barbie Doll Style” in 1959; by 1974, Barbie Doll celebrated her sweet 16th birthday. Mattel’s teenage fashion model had new looks, new clothes and... a special Sweet 16 Barbie promotional doll.

    Barbie Doll’s 1974 Fashion Scene

    Barbie Doll’s 1974 Fashion Scene

    by Teri Silver3

  • The Lego company didn't always manufacture little plastic bricks - the first interlocking bricks were made in 1947! In the 1960's, Lego became wildly successful with a series of motorized trains, which are prized by collectors. Learn how to identify vintage Legos, and buy cheap Lego sets online through eBay.

    Vintage Lego Sets: How to Identify and Collect Classic Lego Bricks

    Vintage Lego Sets: How to Identify and Collect Classic Lego Bricks

    by Leah Lefler19

  • He-Man once blazed a new path for action figures. With tons of great characters and a world of fantasy behind it He-Man figures still are prized possessions for collectors, but which pieces are worth the investment?

    Collecting Loose He-Man Action Figures

    Collecting Loose He-Man Action Figures

    by Sam Little2

  • Outfits, separates, accessories, costumes ... they are all in Barbie Doll's closet. 1964 was a fashionable year for Barbie Doll!

    Barbie Doll Fashion: 1964

    Barbie Doll Fashion: 1964

    by Teri Silver4

  • Are you a 90s kid with old toys kicking around in your attic? Some of them might be worth a lot of money today. Check out this list of toys from the 90s worth a fortune today, and see if you're sitting on a gold mine.

    5 Popular Toys From the 90s That Are Worth Money Today

    5 Popular Toys From the 90s That Are Worth Money Today

    by Meagan Ireland2

  • If you are looking for tips on how to collect Steiff animals, then look no further. You'll find places to purchase the toys and tips on keeping your collection in top shape.

    How to Collect Steiff Animals

    How to Collect Steiff Animals

    by Claudia Mitchell26

  • Over two decades ago, Fisher-Price introduced a line of toddler-friendly action figures that eventually outgrew their target audience and became one of Mattel's hottest properties, before it fizzled out for a time.

    Fisher-Price "Rescue Heroes": A Look Back at Over 20 Years

    Fisher-Price "Rescue Heroes": A Look Back at Over 20 Years

    by Jonathan Sabin1

  • The Teddy Bear was named for United States President Theodore ("Teddy") Roosevelt. This article explains why the bear was named after the president and provides information about the history of the Steiff and Vermont Teddy Bears.

    History of the Teddy Bear — Roosevelt, Steiff, and Vermont

    History of the Teddy Bear — Roosevelt, Steiff, and Vermont

    by Daisy Mariposa122

  • To keep or not to keep my childhood dolls, that was the question I asked myself. Below I share my personal stories on why each doll is special to me. Read on to learn the outcome of my decision.

    My Vintage Doll Collection From the 1960s and 1970s

    My Vintage Doll Collection From the 1960s and 1970s

    by mel-kav58

  • If you collect teddy bears, or just think they are sweet, you will want to read article this about Boyds Bears, which are no longer being produced.

    Boyds Bears Are No Longer Being Produced

    Boyds Bears Are No Longer Being Produced

    by Karen Hellier12

  • Billy Blazes, Rocky Canyon, Wendy Waters. Big clunky feet, equipment packs. The animated TV show, the direct to video movie. These are the basics, but there's a few weird facts you missed.

    Weird Facts About Fisher-Price Rescue Heroes

    Weird Facts About Fisher-Price Rescue Heroes

    by Jonathan Sabin0

  • A claasic R/C toy from the 1990's! Tomy Char-G's were loved by many kids. They were fast, could do 100 million 360's and had rear lights. You could charge them in 45 seconds from the controller. Could we ask for anything more back then?!

    Tomy Char-G RC Car : 90's Classic Kids Toy!

    Tomy Char-G RC Car : 90's Classic Kids Toy!

    by JP9931

  • I saw this once in a Dengeki Hobby issue. I will be trying this to one of my Gunpla.

    How to Pose Your Gunpla

    How to Pose Your Gunpla

    by Mamerto Adan0

  • When buying vintage or antique teddy bears, it is important to learn the identifying features that help to date them. Here are six features that help to determine the age of a vintage teddy.

    How to Find out How Old an Antique Teddy Bear Is

    How to Find out How Old an Antique Teddy Bear Is

    by Jo W131

  • Even the most matted and knotted My Little Pony hair can be washed and curled if you have the patience. I've only tried this with vintage My Little Ponies (from the 1980s), but I believe it will work on the newer models, as well.

    How to Wash, Clean, and Curl My Little Pony Hair

    How to Wash, Clean, and Curl My Little Pony Hair

    by ProfoundPuns6

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