toys

A Frustrating History of the Claw Machine

So, I’ve got a problem with the first Toy Story movie. No, it’s not the mystery of who Andy’s father is, or even the fact…

The Oral History of the Super Soaker

This year marks the 30th anniversary of when the Super Soaker story truly began to take shape. Though it was conceived in 1982 and wouldn’t…

The Most Frightening Thing About Chucky Is What a Needy Little Shit He Is

What a drama queen Chucky is. There are probably a hundred thoughts that the filmmakers behind the new Child’s Play want dancing through our head…

While You Weren’t Looking, Nerf Guns Got Terrifyingly Militaristic

More than 50 years ago, inventor Reyn Guyer — who had already helped create the hit party game Twister — was shopping around a line…