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By Frank Hoffmann,Frederick J Augustyn Jr,Martin J Manning

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The Dictionary of Toys and video games in American pop culture is an A-to-Z reference consultant to the playthings that amused us as childrens and fascinate us as adults. This enlightening—and entertaining—resource, entire with cross-references, presents easy accessibility to concise yet unique descriptions that position toys and board video games of their social and cultural contexts. From motion figures to yo-yos, the e-book is your journey consultant during the museum of sought-after collectibles and forgotten treasures that reflect the fads and models that helped outline popular culture within the United States.

The Dictionary of Toys and video games in American pop culture is a ancient, but present, mirrored image of society’s ever-changing attitudes towards early life and its cultural touchstones. The booklet is full of actual descriptions of every access, together with measurement, colour, and fabric composition, and the age workforce often linked to the article. additionally it is biographical sketches of inventors, brands, and vendors— a digital “Who’s Who” of the yankee toy undefined, together with Milton Bradley, Walt Disney, and Jim Henson. With a short glimpse via its pages or a long glance from conceal to hide, you’ll notice (or re-discover) actual hero motion figures, toys with advertisement tie-ins, fast-food promotional giveaways, penny prize package deal toys, and ads icons and characters as well as cherished toys and board video games like Etch-a-Sketch®, Lincoln Logs®, Colorforms®, Yahtzee®, and Burp Gun, the 1st toy marketed on national television.

The Dictionary of Toys and video games in American pop culture offers easy-to-access and easy-to-read descriptions of such toys as:

  • Barbie®, bendies, and Beanie infants®
  • Monopoly®, Mr. Machine®, and Mr. Potato Head™
  • Pez®, Plah-Doh®, and Pound pups®
  • Scrabble®, foolish Putty®, and Slinky®
  • Tiddly Winks®, Tinker Toys®, and Twister™

and appears on the humans backstage of the largest names in toys, together with

  • LEGO® (Ole Kirk Christiansen)
  • Fisher-Price® (Homer G. Fisher)
  • Mattel® (Ruth and Elliott Handler)
  • Hasbro™ (Alan, Merrill, and Stephen Hassenfeld)
  • Toys R Us® (Charles Lazarus)
  • Parker Brothers® (Edward and George Parker)
  • F.A.O. Schwartz (Frederick Schwartz)
  • Kenner® (Albert Steiner)
  • Tonka® (Russell L. Wenkstern)

The Dictionary of Toys and video games in American pop culture additionally contains an index and a specific bibliography to fulfill your informal or expert study wishes. speedier (and extra wonderful) than looking through an enormous collection of websites for info, the e-book is an important source for librarians, toy creditors and appraisers, pop culture lovers, and someone with an curiosity in toys—past and present.

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