Trolls

Trolls

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Troll Dolls have been around forever. Modern generations can thank the retro-crazed 90s for the resurgence of the little lucky toys, while older generations can thank Thomas Dam, a Danish woodcutter who, as legend has it, didn’t have enough money to buy his daughter a toy so he created one that would become famous the world over. Continue reading...

Barbie

Barbie

The best word to describe the children’s toy known simply as Barbie might be “invincible.” In the war waged to win the hearts of little girls (and a few boys) everywhere, the toy battleground is littered with thousands of battered beauties, all whom failed to knock this iconic princess from her lofty pedestal. In name recognition alone, real people like Princess Diana and Mother Theresa didn’t hold a candle to her - a doll that epitomized style, a princess of fashion, one of the most beloved toys ever made. Continue reading...

Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola

We, the people, sure enjoy our Coca-Cola. It is a product as American as a warm slice of apple pie. Few products boast a level of universal recognition comparable to this sweetened cola-flavored soft drink enjoyed by literally billions of people over the past century. Through the Great Depression, two World Wars, and every decade in between and beyond, Coca-Cola has held a special place in our hearts. Continue reading...

Cactus Cooler

Cactus Cooler

In the western states, carbonated soft drink fans have long enjoyed a little local delicacy called Cactus Cooler. A welcome addition to any backyard barbecue, beach party, or anywhere else the blistering sun beckons you to reach for some ice-cold refreshment, the sweet nectar contained in these yellow, orange and green cans has been quenching thirsts for decades. Continue reading...