Vintage Fisher-Price toys demonstrate the power of play

NEW YORK — Colorful and educational Fisher-Price toys have been a staple of childhood since 1930, when the toy company was founded. The Great Depression had started a few months earlier but Herman Fisher, Helen Schelle, Irving Evans, and his wife, Margaret Evans Price, believed that children still needed to be children and that play […]

American Girl dolls, classic board games among 2021 Toy Hall of Fame finalists

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) – Cabbage Patch Kids, the rosy-cheeked dolls that left store shelves picked clean during the first big holiday toy craze, are up for a spot in the National Toy Hall of Fame, part of a finalist group announced Wednesday that also includes garden-variety sand and the toy fire engine. Also among finalists […]