The book Why Didn't I Think of That! includes the passage "If a toy has magic, when people see it they say, 'Oooh! What is that?' . . . It appeals to the kid in everybody." That same kind of magic captures "the kid in everybody" when they pick up Timeless Toys: Classic Toys and the Playmakers Who Created Them. Timeless Toys represents one of the finest documentaries and displays of modern toys ever written. Author Tim Walsh, a successful toy inventor himself, reveals a world of commerce, toys, and wonder that is equally fun, fascinating, and nostalgic. Readers of every age and background will find it impossible to pick up this book, turn a few pages, and not become spellbound by its insightful stories and the personal memories that the text and 420 brilliantly colored photographs bring forth. Slinky, Lego, Tonka trucks, Monopoly, Big Wheel, Frisbee, Hula Hoop, Super Ball, Scrabble, Barbie, Radio Flyer Wagons: All of these and many, many more are featured in this fascinating tome, along with the toys' histories, insider profiles, and rare interviews with toy industry icons. It's simply magic!

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Genre Book : Antiques & Collectibles
Author : Tim Walsh
Editor : Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release : 2005-10-01
File Download : 320 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780740755712
Price : FREE

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Millennial Monsters explores the global popularity of Japanese consumer culture--including manga (comic books), anime (animation), video games, and toys--and questions the make-up of fantasies nand capitalism that have spurred the industry's growth.

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Genre Book : History
Author : Anne Allison
Editor : Univ of California Press
Release : 2006
File Download : 332 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780520221482
Price : FREE

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This book contains full-size templates and step-by-step instructions for making nine ... felt bean bag toys.

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Genre Book : Crafts & Hobbies
Author : Jane Ethe
Editor : Courier Corporation
Release : 1979-06-01
File Download : 15 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0486238849
Price : FREE

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This timely and innovative book provides a detailed history of marketing to children, revealing the strategies that shape the design of toys and have a powerful impact on the way children play. Stephen Kline looks at the history and development of children's play culture and toys from the teddy bear and Lego to the Barbie doll, Care Bears and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He profiles the rise of children's mass media - books, comics, film and television - and that of the specially stores such as Toys 'R' Us, revealing how the opportunity to reach large audiences of children through television was a pivotal point in developing new approaches to advertising. Contemporary youngsters, he shows, are catapulted into a fantastic and chaotic time-space continuum of action toys thanks to the merchandisers' interest in animated television. Kline looks at the imagery and appeal of the toy commercials and at how they provide a host of stereotyped figures around which children can organize their imaginative experience. He shows how the deregulation of advertising in the United States in the 1980s has led directly to the development of the new marketing strategies which use television series to saturate the market with promotional "character toys". Finally, in a powerful re-examination of the debates about the cultural effects of television, Out of the Garden asks whether we should allow our children's play culture to be primarily defined and created by marketing strategies, pointing to the unintended consequences of a situation in which images of real children have all but been eliminated from narratives about the young.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author : Stephen Kline
Editor : Verso
Release : 1993
File Download : 406 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1859840590
Price : FREE

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Examines the role of toys and play in child development.

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Genre Book : Family & Relationships
Author : Robin Goldstein
Editor : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1994-06-24
File Download : 189 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0521455642
Price : FREE

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Genre Book :
Author : James Lukin
Editor :
Release : 1882
File Download : 276 Pages
ISBN-10 : OXFORD:590627387
Price : FREE

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Provides instructions for playing indoor and outdoor games and making dolls, homemade board games, and other toys

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Genre Book : Games
Author : Linda Garland Page
Editor : UNC Press Books
Release : 1993
File Download : 204 Pages
ISBN-10 : 080784425X
Price : FREE

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In this work the author studies the role of toy characters in works ranging from older classics such as Pinocchio and Winnie the Pooh to modern texts such as The Mouse and his Child and the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes science fiction with robots and cyborgs.

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Genre Book : Literary Criticism
Author : Lois R. Kuznets
Editor : Yale University Press
Release : 1994
File Download : 257 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0300056451
Price : FREE

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Genre Book : Christmas plays
Author : Patricia Clapp
Editor : Dramatic Publishing
Release : 1977
File Download : 43 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0871295458
Price : FREE

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Simple text and photos introduce the historical aspect of toys.

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Genre Book : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Jeri S. Cipriano
Editor : Capstone Classroom
Release : 2002-07
File Download : 8 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0736817212
Price : FREE

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