121 episodes

There is an undeniable fact in life: Toys have always been a part of growing up. They were the first thing we coveted. They were the vehicles for our imagination, our first friends, our baby sitters. There is no better shade of nostalgia than reminiscing on the toys that made us who we are.Every week we give an insight on a specific toy. Its rise. Its fall. Its impact.This is Toys Were Us

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There is an undeniable fact in life: Toys have always been a part of growing up. They were the first thing we coveted. They were the vehicles for our imagination, our first friends, our baby sitters. There is no better shade of nostalgia than reminiscing on the toys that made us who we are.Every week we give an insight on a specific toy. Its rise. Its fall. Its impact.This is Toys Were Us

    Episode 103: Good Tidings For Goodnight Moon

    Episode 103: Good Tidings For Goodnight Moon

    This week, we take you on a wild journey into the history behind a tame book. 
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    • 42 min
    Episode 102: Break Ya K'NEX

    Episode 102: Break Ya K'NEX

    This week we snap into the history of Lego's rival, K'NEX 
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    • 40 min
    Episode 101: Super Soaker? I Hardly Know Her

    Episode 101: Super Soaker? I Hardly Know Her

    This week, we take it to the segregated south to learn the story of how the Super Soaker came to life.
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    • 42 min
    Episode 100: And I Say Hey! (The History of Arthur)

    Episode 100: And I Say Hey! (The History of Arthur)

    In the ONE HUNDREDTH episode of Toys Were Us, we talk about Rick's favorite part of childhood, Arthur. The crown jewel of PBS. The second longest running animated series behind the Simpsons.
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    Episode 99: Cotton Candy Sweet And Low, Let Me See You Tootsie Roll!

    Episode 99: Cotton Candy Sweet And Low, Let Me See You Tootsie Roll!

    This week we take it back to a simpler time, where candy was a penny, and chocolate was king. And learn the tragic backstory of a man who gave us all the tootsie roll!
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    • 41 min
    Episode 98: Winnie The Two

    Episode 98: Winnie The Two

    This week in part two of our dive into the Hundred Acre Wood, we discuss which of it's inhabitants are a cuck, and how Winnie the Pooh helped create Teddy Ruxpin
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    • 53 min