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The Least Successful Toy in the World
Posted in Things We Like on 19 August 2009
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Toy companies are known for cynically jumping on bandwagons. But things don’t always work out. Perhaps today, we can forgive Lionel Trains for trying to come up with a train set that appealed to girls.

Selections from the 1959 PICO Novelty Catalog
Posted in Things We Like on 10 August 2009
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PICO was a Los Angeles-based supplier to American dime stores, souvenir shops, and similar types of crapatoriums. It left behind some wonderfully peculiar artifacts that give us a reason to hit the pause button on our modern lives.