If you encountered Arlen Glass in the Slog, you may have wondered about his back story. He was a partner of George Wilson who formed the Wilson Atomatoys company, which made the Giddyup Buttercup children's toy which was popular before The War.
His pet project is to make a working Giddyup Buttercup toy so that some contemporary child will enjoy it. He needs a few components to complete this task and offers you a mission to retrieve them.
If you accept then, from reading notes you find along the way, you can piece together what happened at Wilson Atomatoys in the lead-up to the War and why the company strayed away from making toys.