Category: Toys

Petra Bjelica

Whether they are a reminder of your childhood fantasies or you see them as an epitome of kitsch, snow globes can be found in great variety in shops around the world. And even though today’s toys have developed into numerous styles, shapes, and forms, it seems that something as simple as a water-filled globe with […]

Verica Sitnik

Matryoshka dolls are a type of wooden doll also known as Russian nesting dolls. “Matryoshka” (матрёшка) is s diminutive form of Russian female name Matriosha. The literal meaning of the name is “little matron.” A set of matryoshkas consists of wooden dolls of different sizes with a top and a bottom half that can be taken […]

Verica Sitnik

According to psychology, the game as an action is an essential part of every child’s life in the world. Through playing games, children learn how to fit into society, and one of the main items that help in these activities is the toy. It cannot be said with certainty when the term “toy” was used […]

Milica Sterjova

The Easy-Bake Oven was introduced in November 1963 by the American toy company Kenner Products. Kenner is known to have produced a variety of recognizable toys throughout its history and they saw a particular sales opportunity in toys that copied adults activities. The idea for the legendary toy came from a salesman called Norman Shapiro, […]

Milica Sterjova

Matchbox one of the most popular lines of miniature die-cast toy cars was introduced by the British manufacturer Lesney Products. The company was founded in 1947 by two school friends, Lesley Smith and Rodney Smith, who also served together in the Royal Navy during World War II. Later that year a third partner joined, John […]