toys and games http://wvxu.org en Easy-Bake Oven Turns 50 http://wvxu.org/post/easy-bake-oven-turns-50 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Cincinnati’s Kenner Products introduced the Easy-Bake® Oven in 1963, and it quickly became one of the most popular toys in history. Who didn’t make, or taste, one of those tiny cakes? In time to celebrate its 50<sup>th</sup> birthday, Toy Historian Tod Coopee has written a definitive history of the iconic toy, <em><a href="http://lightbulbbaking.com/" target="_blank">Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy-Bake® Oven</a>. </em>He joins us to talk about the innovation and history of the Easy-Bake® Oven, and why it’s still so popular today. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Maryanne Zeleznik 20535 at http://wvxu.org Easy-Bake Oven Turns 50 "Appalachian Toys and Games from A to Z" http://wvxu.org/post/appalachian-toys-and-games-z <p>Our Roberta Schultz has a review of the fascinating new book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Appalachian-Toys-Games-Linda-Hager/dp/0813141044/ref=sr_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1367603240&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=appalachian+toys+and+games"><strong>Appalachian Toys and Games from A to Z</strong> by <strong>Linda Hager Park</strong> and <strong>Pat Banks</strong></a>, published by <strong>University Press of Kentucky</strong>.</p><p> Fri, 10 May 2013 05:32:05 +0000 Roberta Schultz 12250 at http://wvxu.org "Appalachian Toys and Games from A to Z"