The History Channel Celebrates ‘The Toys That Built America’ With Blue Star Families At Launch Event • The Toy Book

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The History Channel celebrated the launch of its new four-part docuseries The toys that built America by kicking off the giving season.

In partnership with Blue Star Families, The History Channel hosted a Mission To Honor philanthropic event Monday at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore. U.S. military families and veterans in attendance received an assortment of toys and educational products provided through the generous support of businesses and organizations including Basic Fun !, deuter, Educational Insights, Funko, Hasbro, Mattel, Radio Flyer, Silly Bandz, the Sydney Paige Foundation and others.

Senior Vice President of Development and Programming, The History Channel Mary E. Donahue speaks as The History Channel partners with Blue Star families for Mission To Honor philanthropic event to provide toys and merchandise Education for Military Families at the B&O Railroad Museum | Source: Paul Morigi / Getty Images for History Channel

The toys that built America premieres Sunday, Nov. 28 at 9 p.m. ET / PT with “Masters of Invention,” an episode that explores the history of Slinky, Silly Putty and Frisbee. The series mixes dramatic reenactments with archival footage and expert interviews, including our own Laurie Schacht, President and Head of Toys at Adventure Media and Events, Publisher of the toy book, the toy insider, and the pop insider. Check out an excerpt below.

The History Channel pledges to donate $ 1 for every social media post – up to $ 25,000 – to Blue Star Families by encouraging subscribers and viewers to share a nostalgic photo, video or memory of their favorite childhood toy by using #ToysThatBuiltAmerica and tagging @HISTORY.

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Immediately after the premiere of The toys that built America, The History Channel will present the first of two episodes of Modern wonders. Then, the toyetic content continues in December with the debut of The toys that built America: snack format December 12.