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Pop Culture Nod of the Week

Take a weekly look at a modern-day thing with a nostalgic influence.

Laser Chess from ThinkFun

What do you get when you combine the spatial-thinking skills of chess with Class 1 lasers? A STEM-focused toy from ThinkFun called Laser Chess, the Beam Deflecting Strategy Game.

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Atari Centipede Board Game from IDW Games

Fans of the classic Atari Centipede game will get a kick out of IDW Games’ officially licensed analog version. The Atari Centipede Board Game pits two to four players against each other in a race to eliminate their opponent.

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Bob Ross: Happy Little Accidents Game from Big G Creative

Big G Creative’s Happy Little Accidents is a “positive party game” inspired by the chill and wisdom of Bob Ross, the legendary painter and host of the PBS television program The Joy of Painting.

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LEGO Trains Book from No Starch Press

In LEGO Trains Book from No Starch Press, author and hobbyist Holger Matthes provides an in-depth look at brick model-railroading.

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Dyson Ball Toy Vacuum Cleaner from Casdon

The Dyson Ball Toy Vacuum Cleaner from Casdon stands 25-inches tall and is a direct replica of Dyson’s Ball Vacuum released in 2005.

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Hot Wheels Collectors Original 16 Display Set from Mattel

In Mattel’s ongoing celebration of Hot Wheels’ 50th anniversary, the company is releasing a showroom-style display set featuring reproductions of the first 16 original die-cast cars from 1968.

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Star Wars Candles from Numskull

Three officially-licensed Star Wars candle sets from Numskull bring the trilogy to life in scents.

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Play-Doh Poop Troop Set

The Play-Doh Poop Troop set from Hasbro is a poo-a-palooza!

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Sony PlayStation Classic

Sony’s new PlayStation Classic is the newest retro console on the market, in a form factor 45% smaller than the 1994 version.

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POOF Jarts Lawn Darts

POOF’s Jarts Lawn Darts set transforms the original 1980s backyard game with safer, rounded rubber dart tips.

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