Toys are a serious business, we learn in the PopSci archives.
Be thankful your parents didn't buy you a toy switchboard because they read that you have to buy toys that help kids prepare for their future careers, or a depressingly realistic set of radiation tools to help you "learn the principles of atomic energy." And good thing the war's over, so we can make toys out of metal again.
The incredible innovations, like drone swarms and perpetual flight, bringing aviation into the world of tomorrow. Plus: today's greatest sci-fi writers predict the future, the science behind the summer's biggest blockbusters, a Doctor Who-themed DIY 'bot, the organs you can do without, and much more.