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Le Museé du Jouet (Toy Museum)
A huge old mansion full of thousands of toys, each there to be used and played with.
Added by Maya W
National Farm Toy Museum
The farm toy capital of the world hosts a museum filled with toy tractors dating back to the late 1800s.
Added by AaronNetsky
Paddington Bear Statue
After nearly 60 years, there's still a bear at Paddington Station looking for help.
Added by Kavya Ram Mohan
Pauls Valley, Oklahoma
The Toy and Action Figure Museum
Explore the world's only museum devoted solely to the art and collection of action figures.
Rediscovering the Wonderful World of Weepuls
These 1980s promotional fuzzballs refuse to die.
January 13, 2017
The Story Behind Gay Bob, the World's First Out-And-Proud Doll
He debuted in the '70s, to both acclaim and outrage.
January 10, 2017
Tin Toy Museum Kitahara Collection
More tin toys than you can shake a clapping monkey at.
Added by wheninroam
Predicting the Hottest Toys of the Year is Not All Fun and Games
There's a science to plaything prognostication.
November 16, 2016
Leslieville's Crazy Doll House
This Toronto garden collects stares and tchotchkes in equal measure.
Added by bandersen
How G.I. Joe Inspired a Movement to Ban War Toys
Sometimes a toy isn't just a toy.
November 07, 2016
Los Angeles, California
Garden of Oz
Hidden in the hills of Hollywood, this secluded Oz-themed garden is dotted with dozens of thrones.
Added by lewblank
Wild Bill's Nostalgia Store
A reliquary of pop culture marvels, including the world's largest (and most terrifying) Jack-in-the-Box.
Added by Max Well K
the exit interview
Exit Interview: I Played With LEGO for a Living
A former LEGO master model builder talks about taking toys seriously.
September 06, 2016
Fawcett's Antique Toy and Art Museum
Toy museum in a former tavern is the expression of one man's life pursuit of the aesthetic power of cartoon imagery.
Added by Dylan
No one really knows how these old hobby horses got here, but the herd keeps growing.
Added by SoaringRaven
Lost Toys of the Nybohov Funicular
No one knows who's responsible for decorating this tunnel with stuffed animals, but the people love it enough to protest their removal.
Added by hrnick
5 Amazing LEGO Jobs Currently Open
If you're tired of your day job, there are hundreds of careers available with LEGO.
May 03, 2016
Doll's Head Trail
Just a few miles from downtown Atlanta is a trail covered in a crazy collection of outsider art.
Added by rdizzle404
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