childhood

The Marketing Magic Behind Every Great Action Figure Commercial

What’s the secret sauce? An excitable kid named Brent going absolutely nuts over ‘Star Wars,’ ‘G.I. Joe’ and ‘Transformers’ toys

The Insane True Story of the Cabbage Patch Doll Riots

In 1983, the craze over the children’s toy led to violence — and became the precursor to every Black Friday anarchy event to come

Sorry, Joe Pesci, but Uncle Frank Is the Real Villain of ‘Home Alone’

YOU CAN’T CALL A KID A LITTLE JERK IN FRONT OF HIS FAMILY YOU ASSHOLE

The ‘Very Special Episodes’ on TV That Actually Changed People’s Lives

Back when it was edgy for sitcoms to take on serious topics, they really impacted some kids’ understanding of real-life issues