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Toy Fact: Lego

Toy Fact: Lego

Lego Star Wars is a Lego theme that incorporates the Star Wars saga. Originally it was only licensed from 1999–2008, but the Lego Group extended the license with Lucasfilm Ltd. multiple times: First to 2011 and then again until 2016. In 2012 another 10-year agreement was signed between the two companies.

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Toy Fact: Rubber Duck

Toy Fact: Rubber Duck

The history of the rubber duck is linked to the emergence of rubber manufacturing in the late 19th century. The earliest rubber ducks were made from harder rubber when manufacturers began using Charles Goodyear’s invention, vulcanized rubber. As a consequence, these solid rubber ducks were not capable of floating, but instead were intended for use as chew toys.

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Toy Fact: LEGO

Toy Fact: LEGO

LEGO is one of the most popular, and best-selling, toys of all time and is a household name all over the world. It’s fun for children and adults of all ages and has an incredible history dating back over 80 years. Lego’s name derives from the Danish phrase “leg godt” meaning play well.

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Toy Fact: Hula Hoops

Toy Fact: Hula Hoops

The Hula Hoop began as a simple wooden ring sold in retails stores in 1957. They were such a hit that the company began manufacturing them in bright colors made of plastic.

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Toy Fact: Tinker Toys

Toy Fact: Tinker Toys

Charles Pajeau of Illinois invented Tinker Toys. At first, no one was interested, so at Christmas time he hired several “little people” to dress as elves and play with the toy in the display window of a Chicago department store. His publicity stunt worked and we still have them some 97 years later.

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Toy Fact: Pez Candy

Toy Fact: Pez Candy

Invented in Austria, the Pez candy machine was created to look like a cigarette lighter. 7 years later, the company began putting character heads on the top and marketing them toward children.

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