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The History of Toys (or Why Do We Love a Little Guy?)

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Jen, Ginny, Nat, & Corrie take a tour through the colossal history toys, asking that age-old question, why do we love a little guy?Outline:1 since the dawn of time, ppl have wanted other ppl to check out the little guy they made.2 imitative and instructive3 the earliest toys4 enlightenment era toys5 industrialization of toys6 once plastic hits the scene, it’s all over7 toys reflect contemporary technologies and cultural values8 kids, possession over toys, and holiday gift culture 9 love language tangent10 toys and child development11 jacks: sharp but not12 playdough is timeless13 everything is a ceremony14 everybody loves a log15 cass holman16 good toys make good people17 fostering creative thinking vs. pre-destining a child’s future18 play is life19 the sucklord20 designer toys/ art collectible toys/ “urban vinyl”21 hypebeast collectors22 kaws23 the beanie babies craze24 tamagotchis25 furbys are creepytravel to mexico w us// us on patreon// Learn more about your ad choices. Visit