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The Smurfs Are Originally From Belgium

The popular cartoon “The Smurfs” made its first appearance on October 23, 1958 as a Belgian comic strip series created by cartoonist Pierre Culliford...

Toys: Growing Up Skipper

In 1975 Mattel released theGrowing Up Skipper doll. The gimmick of the doll, which led to much controversy in the newspapers, was that when...

Accidental Inventions: Slinky

In 1943, Richard James invented one of the greatest toys ever. James, a naval engineer, was conducting an experiment with tension springs. During the...