Light Bulb Baking by Todd Coopee ~ Book Review

This first definitive retrospective of the Easy Bake® Oven celebrates its journey from children's toy to pop culture icon and inductee to The National Toy Hall of Fame. The book explores the innovation, history, economics, commerce, advertising, and marketing behind the toy’s 50 year history. This book is a must read for vintage toy collectors, nostalgia buffs, foodies, and anyone who has ever peered through the oven's watch it bake window, eagerly anticipating the moment they will be able to serve and enjoy their very own culinary concoction.

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About the Author:

Todd Coopee is a writer, award-winning business owner, toy historian, and pop-culture enthusiast. His affinity for nostalgia, vintage toys, and baking fed his passion for the Easy-Bake Oven, which led to his 2013 retrospective, Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy-Bake® Oven. Todd lives in Ottawa, Ontario and has been known to bake tiny treats for his friends and family.

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My Thoughts: 

I was super excited to get a chance to receive this book in exchange for an honest review as I loved the Easy Bake Oven going up and the Author is local to me!

This is a must read for any toy collector or Easy Bake Oven fan. I didn't know much about the history of this very loved toy. I knew it had been around for years but this book gave me a lot of information and insight into the development, marketing, and the changes over 50 years! Did you know that Kenner Products was the patent of the Original Easy Bake Oven? I didn't and I didn't know that it came out in 1963 and sold over 500,000 in the first year! It is amazing to see all the different changes to the oven over the years and how it went from having a light bulb or 2 to not having one.

This book is a keeper for the book shelve and a great conversation piece. 

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~*Disclaimer: This post by Genuine Jenn. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


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