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Entertainment Humor, Toy, Hobby, Competition (Game, Sport), Adventure, Spectacle

See also Construction Toys

Cosma Posts about Toys…

  • Best cat toy? (7/21/2017) - This site doesn’t usually deal in silly internet memes (list) like cute cat videos, but it is Friday, and this character on YouTube called FlippyCat went and posted this awesome 360° Video. If the think the dominoes art part is cool, and you want to waste more time, head on over and check out the … Continue reading Best cat toy?
  • Gulliver’s Gate (9/20/2017) - Remember when you read or watched Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels (Wikipedia). Did you ever think it would be cool to see the world from the Lilliputian’s perspective? Well, now you can, and you can even take a trip around the world in 80 minutes to boot 🙂 All you have to do is visit Gulliver’s … Continue reading Gulliver’s Gate
  • LEGO Gems (1/7/2017) - The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) took over Las Vegas for the first week of January again this year, and it resulted in the usual predictable and nearly obligatory flood of “cool tech” coverage spilling out into every media outlet to scream Happy New Year to “Techies” all over the world. Somehow, though, is it just … Continue reading LEGO Gems
  • Play-Doh (11/5/2016) - Hasbro has created a neat new take on Play-Doh with an augmented reality product called Play-Doh Touch, and it is a welcome entry into a market space that, for most consumers, has been almost completely synonymous with Pokémon Go since its release. Here are a couple of videos and articles about Hasbro’s new creation. Play-Doh … Continue reading Play-Doh


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The Toy Portal (Wikipedia)


toy : something to play with — Webster See also Oxford, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, InfoPlease, Word Reference, Urban Dictionary

Little Explorers English Picture Dictionary
Dictionary of Toys and Games in American Popular Culture (Frederick J Augustyn)


Roget’s II (, Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords


Toy is any object that can be used for play. Toys are usually associated with children and pets. Playing with toys is training the young for their social role. Many items are designed to serve as toys, but goods produced for other purposes can also be used. For instance, a small child may pick up a household item and “fly” it through the air as to pretend that it is an airplane. Another consideration is interactive digital entertainment, such as a video game. Some toys are produced primarily as collector’s items and are intended for display only. — Wikipedia

See also The Vintage Toy Encyclopedia, Britannica


Innovations Report


39 Coolest Kids Toys You Can Make Yourself (Natalie Brown, Buzzfeed)
How Toys Work (HowStuffWorks)


Playthings, The Business of Toys




Top Ten Reviews (Toy Stores Review)
Toy Companies (Wikipedia)
Toy Brands (Wikipedia)

Shop Imaginarium, eToys, Etsy, FAO, ToysRUs, Amazon, eBay Zazzle


Caring for Dolls and Toys (Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute)


History of Toys and Games (IdeaFinder)
The Vintage Toy Encyclopedia (Big Red Toy Box)


The National Toy Hall of Fame (Museum of Play)

National Toy Hall of Fame (Wikipedia)

Worlds Largest Toy Museum (Branson, MO)

Antique Toy Museums, Markets, Toy Collections (YouTube Channel)
Toy Museums, Category (Wikipedia)


Library of Congress Finding Aids


USA Toy Library AssociationHow to Start a Toy Library: 12 Quick Tips (Cat Johnson, Shareable)Toy library (Wikipedia)

WorldCat (OAIster) Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library




A Compilation of Online Classes on Doll and Toy Making (Abby Glassenberg, While She Naps)
Toy Product Design (MIT Open Courseware)
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources
Open Education Consortium


Work Hard, Play Hard: Explore a Toy Design Career (The Art Career Project)

Cool Jobs: Toy maker (Chicago Tribune)
How to Become a Toy Maker (Tina Richey Swanson, eHow)


Quotations Page Bartlett’s


Toy Industry Association (TIA)


Toy Fair (New York)
Conference Alerts Worldwide (Conal)






Toy News, Dr. Toy, NPR


The Toy Book (Adventure Publishing Group), Toys & Collectibles Magazines (, ISBNdb


Toy Safety (United States Consumer Product Safety Division)




More from Flippy Cat’s YouTube Channel…


Amazon Toys


Collecting Games and Toys (Internet Public Library)



OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form



Pioneering playtime: 5 predictions for the future of toys (Stephanie Walden, Mashable)


Toys in Fiction (Wikipedia)



Legendary Monsters: Toys of Urban Legend and Folklore (Indiegogo)
Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (Bartleby)



ToyNews Feed The latest news from ToyNews.

  • "There is no toy business without Toys 'R' Us"...
    on September 21, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    MGA founder and CEO, Isaac Larian has spoken out in support of Toys R Us, following the retail chain's filing for bankruptcy. “Oh my God, they are very important, and people don’t understand,” Larian told Bloomberg. “That’s the only place where kids can go and just buy toys. There is no toy business without Toys ‘R’ Us.” Last year the chain accounted for 11 per cent of Mattel’s annual sales and 9 per cent for Hasbro, and analysists have […]

  • Toys R Us maintains business with 'first day'...
    on September 21, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Global retailer, Toys R Us has received court approval for its ‘first day’ motions to help support its business operations following its bankruptcy filing. The orders granted by the court will help to ensure that the firm continues normal business operations throughout the retailer’s restructuring process. "The court's approvals of the 'first day' motions are a positive and important first step in the financial restructuring process that will allow Toy R Us to continue to […]

  • Argos sends BB-8 on space adventure
    on September 21, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    To celebrate the launch of its latest Star Wars toy line, Argos has catapulted the franchise’s iconic droid, BB-8, into space. Back in 2015, BB-8 was captured by The first Order, before escaping Admiral Hex and returning to Earth, having stolen secret enemy data. Ahead of the movie release, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the robot was sent to space on a secret mission to return the secret enemy data, to help the Resistance in their upcoming fights with evil forces. “Star Wars has always […]

  • Moose Toys celebrates successful Pikmi Pops launch
    on September 21, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Moose Toys has kick-started a new craze with its latest collectables line Pikmi Pops. The blink-boxed toy line has hit store shelves and playgrounds across the country, boasting strong early sales figures and viral success with unboxing videos racking up views in the millions on YouTube. Pikmi Pops come with a plush character and an assortment of 'surprises' comprising stickers and charms and unique messages, packaged within a lollipop. “We often talk about the team at Moose having […]

  • Goliath acquires Jax Games
    on September 21, 2017 at 8:44 am

    International games manufacturer and distributor Goliath Games has acquired Jax Ltd., a firm famous for such titles as the Sequence brand of games as well as games such as Doodle Dice, Kings in the Corner and Solitaire Frenzy.  Entrepreneur Zelman Lavine founded the company in 1980 and the business is still managed by his family to this day. The Lavine family will stay in their leadership roles with Cindy, Kreg, and Debbie Levine moving the company forward.  "Jax will continue to […]

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