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The Friday Five: Kay Clopton

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum recently acquired the Dan DeCarlo Collection, a group of works from the late Archie cartoonist. Kay Clopton, Mary P. Key Resident at University Libraries Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, describes the collection and explains DeCarlo’s contribution to Archie.

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LEGO Wall Hanger Sets

With the official LEGO Wall Hanger Set, LEGO fans of all ages can add form and FUNction to their living and work spaces.

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The Horrors of It All

The Horrors of It All website showcases the personal “pre-code” collection of vintage horror comic aficionado, Steve Banes.

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Ants in the Pants from Schaper (1969)

Released by Schaper in 1969, Ants in the Pants is a classic game that still endures with the preschool set, thanks to its simplicity and the fact that a parent can legitimately be beaten at the game by a three-year-old.

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Cosmosphere – Hutchinson, Kansas

Next time you’re near Hutchinson, Kansas, drop into the Cosmosphere, a museum and education center housing more than 13,000 U.S. and Russian space exploration artifacts.

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The Friday Five: Wade Terwilliger

Urban Culture Auctions is pioneering a new style of auction. Wade Terwilliger, the company’s president, talks about the changing landscape of auctions and the memorable pieces that have come across his desk.

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Trivial Pursuit

The artwork for Trivial Pursuit was created in 1980 by then 18-year-old artist Michael Wurstlin for five shares in the company.

Wyrmwood Tabletop Tiles

Say goodbye to clutter on game nights with Wyrmwood Gaming’s stackable, magnetic, modular wooden tile system.

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Hot Wheels from 0 to 50 at 1:64 Scale

As part of Hot Wheels’ 50th anniversary celebration in 2018, author Kris Palmer released Hot Wheels from 0 to 50 at 1:64 Scale.

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