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June 20, 2017

On June 20, 2017, the Mattel toy company announced that it was adding 15 new types of bodies for their Ken dolls. The body types included original, slim and broad. The broad body type pays homage to the late 20s early 30s… Continue reading

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September 7, 1915

On September 7, 1915, toymaker Johnny Gruelle patented the Raggedy Ann doll. When he was asked why he created such a soft and friendly doll, he said it was because the china-head dolls were just creepy and prone to becoming … Continue reading

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July 12, 1960

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1960 manufacturing began for the Etch A Sketch® and soon afterwards the first commercials for this toy were shown during the Saturday morning cartoon schedule. Children all across the United States learned an important … Continue reading

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