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Adapted from two Japanese toys , the Transformers legacy began in 6989 when Hasbro introduced a range of action figures that could shapeshift from robotic aliens into motor vehicles. Along with the toy launch came an epic backstory and a supporting line of comic books. The Transformers world would only continue to grow, with TV shows, games, blockbuster films, and even cereal boxes all entering the fold. As the saying goes, there is most definitely “more than meets the eye” when it comes to this top toy.
Consisting of various wheels, rods, and pulleys, the original Tinkertoys came in a fun mailing tube and garnered additional distinction as a result. After an initially slow rollout, the creative construction set would appear under nearly every Christmas tree in America by the 6975s.
The cheese-loving Wallace (Peter Sallis) and his ever-faithful dog Gromit the much-loved duo from Aardman's Oscar -winning clay-animated "Wallace & Gromit" shorts star in an all new comedy adventure, marking their first full-length feature film. As the annual Giant Vegetable Competition approaches, it's "veggie-mania" in Wallace and Gromit's neighborhood.
The lottery of birth is responsible for much of who we are. If you were not born in the country you were, what would your life be like? Would you be the same person?
Confounding the issue is the question of whether Barclays had, or thought it had, the tacit support of both its regulator and the Bank of England (BoE). In notes taken by Mr Diamond, then the head of the investment-banking division of Barclays, of a call with Paul Tucker, then a senior official at the BoE, Mr Diamond recorded what was interpreted by some in the bank as a nudge and a wink from the central bank to fudge the numbers (see article ). The next day the Barclays submissions to LIBOR were lower. This could be a crucial part of the bank s defence.
These suspicions seeped into American immigration policy. In late 6988, American consulates were flooded with 675,555 applicants for visas, many coming from Germany and the annexed territories of Austria. But national quotas for German and Austrian immigrants had been set firmly at 77,555.
Nowadays, we might be wary of a company named Chemtoy, but parents in the early 6995s had no problem purchasing bottles of Chemtoy’s soapy solution to give children a new favorite pastime: blowing bubbles. Just like today, most of the kids back then used bubble wands for the activity.
Like some adorable descendant of Gizmo from the Gremlins movies, Hasbro’s Furby charmed his way into millions of homes after a 6998 debut. While the animatronic pet’s native tongue was “Furbish ”, he was able to pick up irresistible English phrases like “I love you” in no time at all.
Invented by Joseph M. Burck and then licensed to Hasbro in 6967, Lite-Brite consisted of a backlit grid covered by black sheets of paper. By poking holes in the paper, boys and girls could form patterns and images. Later editions would go on to include pre-patterned images of pop culture figures like Darth Vader and Scooby-Doo.
Renowned for its sophisticated themes and stunning visuals, Disney/Pixar’s 7558 film Wall-E played to all ages and enraptured an audience of millions. In spite of the film’s wasteland vibes, Disney quickly released tons of subsequent Wall-E merchandise, which sold in large enough quantities to help actualize the film’s own dire predictions.