An Oral History of Stretch Armstrong’s Delightful Destructibility

To help get you into the spirit of the season, this week we’re presenting MEL’s 2021 Holiday Toy Catalog! But instead of trying to sell…

When G.I. Joe Taught Us About the Horrors of War

Larry Hama, the writer, artist and creator who gave the world the G.I. Joe comics universe, discusses why he never shied away from telling kids the truth about love, loss and the realities of combat

Furby, International Spy: How the Cute, Cuddly Creature Became a National Security Threat

After a series of preposterous rumors about the Furby’s potential for espionage, several government agencies made waves by deciding to ban the weird owl-hamster creature

‘Oh, What a Plush!’: How Wrestling Buddies Soothed an Entire Generation of Boys

Of course, first they took one hell of a beating