Credits and Links

Info sources on the web:

The Official 60’s Site

Crazy About TV

Retro Nickelodeon

The 80s Xchange

Mr. Cereal Project 

Pimp that Snack!

Hasbro Play-Doh

Failed Success

Play-Doh Wiki

Humans Invent

Print Sources

1. Hi There Boys & Girls : America’s Local Children’s TV Programs – Tim Hollis

Excellent source by state and city, great sense of humour

The Great American Cereal Book2. The Great American Cereal Book : How Breakfast got its Crunch – Martin Gitlin

Comprehensive facts and history, great photos and very interesting read 

3.  Totally Tubular ’80s Toys – Marl Bellomo 

All of the popular favourites and great author memories 

4. Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops? The lost Toys, Tastes and Trends of the 70s and 80s  – Gail Fashingbauer Cooper and Brian Bellmont 

Excellent history of popular and obscure artifacts from our retro youth and info on what’s still around for the curious mind

The World of Smurfs: A Celebration of Tiny Blue Proportions5. The World of Smurfs : A Celebration of Tiny Blue Proportions – Matt. Murray

Loaded with photos and stuff you never knew about the development of everything Smurfy

6. Back to our Future: How the 1980s explain the world we live in now – David Sirota

Well thought-out narrative of the influence of 80s politics on today’s American culture. Good read for anyone growing up in the 80s or anyone studying current events.

The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows7. The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows – David Schwartz

8. CandyFreak: a journey through the chocolate underbelly of America –  Steve Almond

A delicious, hilarious read

9. Classic Toys of the National Hall of Fame – Scott G. Eberle

10. Obsolete – Anna Jane Grossman
A rollicking look back at what’s gone and why it probably should be.

11. Anime Movie Guide – Helen McCarthy
If you’re looking to start watching anime start here.

12. Legends of Animation: William Hanna and Joseph Barbera – Jeff Lenburg

13. The Art of Hanna-Barbera – Ted Sennett