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How Star Wars' Insane Toy Frenzy Changed Movies Forever

A not-so-long time ago, in a galaxy pretty nearby, fans lined up to buy toys of Captain Phasma, Kylo Ren and other brand new characters from a movie they wouldn’t see for another three months. Only one franchise could harness that kind of blind power: Star Wars. And that’s because Star Wars and toys go together like…

Nerf Legal Warfare: 5 Tales Of Foamy Fun Gone Wrong

In late 1969, Reyn Guyer, inventor of the game Twister, did it again. He invented a foamy toy that became a classic — Nerf, "The World's First Indoor Ball." Since that first ball forty-five years ago, the Nerf brand has expanded to include many other products, including footballs and an arsenal of toy weapons. This…

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