Squinkies, Twister & Nerf: Toys of Minnesota

Squinkies, Twister & Nerf: Toys of Minnesota

Since the 1940s, Minnesota has been cranking out gotta-have-it toys, from Tonka, to Twister and Nerf, to the modern day Squinkie craze. Here's a look back at some of the most successful toys to come out of the Twin Cities and the "Northern toy elves" who made it possible. PHOTOS BY KRIS DRAKE

Read our feature article, "The land of GoBots, Pound Puppies, and Care Bears"


Since the 1940s, Minnesota has been cranking out gotta-have-it toys, from Tonka, to Twister and Nerf, to the modern day Squinkie craze. Here's a look back at some of the most successful toys to come out of the Twin Cities and the "Northern toy elves" who made it possible. PHOTOS BY KRIS DRAKE

Read our feature article, "The land of GoBots, Pound Puppies, and Care Bears"

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