toys

How Smart Do You Have to Be to Solve a Rubik’s Cube?

In movies, solving a Rubik’s Cube is a sign that a character is an obvious genius. But is turning a few squares an actual measure of intelligence or just some snot-nosed kid showing off?

It’s Turbo Time: An Oral History of ‘Jingle All the Way’

Derided by critics but beloved by families and fans, the Arnold Schwarzenegger comedy has since become a Christmas classic. Here’s how it all came together

An Oral History of Stretch Armstrong’s Delightful Destructibility

To help get you into the spirit of the season, this week we’re presenting MEL’s 2021 Holiday Toy Catalog! But instead of trying to sell…

When G.I. Joe Taught Us About the Horrors of War

Larry Hama, the writer, artist and creator who gave the world the G.I. Joe comics universe, discusses why he never shied away from telling kids the truth about love, loss and the realities of combat