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Pop Culture Nod of the Week

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

Classic Collector Case Storage Table from Regal Robot

New York-based furniture design studio Regal Robot has produced a replica of Kenner’s classic Star Wars mini-action figure case as a stylish 38”w x 28”l x 18”h coffee table.

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Volkswagen T1 Camper Van from Wonderlanes

Summer is just around the corner and it’s time to introduce the kids to 1960s counter-culture, with the officially licensed Volkswagen T1 Camper Van from Wonderlanes.

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PinBox 3000 from Cardboard Teck Instantute

It’s a pinball machine that fits on a shelf – and provides a dose of STEM education, too! PinBox 3000 from Vermont-based Cardboard Teck Instantute is a fully customizable pinball machine made entirely of high-quality, corrugated cardboard.

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Wooden Toy Cars from Candylab Toys

The phrase “modern vintage” might seem like an oxymoron, but it is an accurate description of Brooklyn, NY-based Candylab Toys. The company offers a line of minimalist wooden cars, inspired by classic American muscle cars of the 1960s and 1970s.

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Marvel Origins: A Sequential Compendium from Pop Chart Lab

The designers from Pop Chart Lab are collaborating with comic book publisher Marvel to produce a series of 24″ x 36″ poster-size prints that turn favourite Marvel characters and stories into visually dynamic wall hangings.

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Game Boy Watch from Nintendo

Nintendo’s officially licensed Game Boy Watch pays homage to the pop-culture icon and lets fans of ‘80s gaming upgrade their timepiece collection.

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Namco Museum: Arcade Greatest Hits LP from SPACELAB9

Flashback to the halcyon days when you spent your weekends plunking down quarters at your local arcade! The Namco Museum Arcade Greatest Hits LP from independent record producer SPACELAB9 brings back all the good memories through sound.

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Super Mario Encyclopedia by Dark Horse Comics

In 2015, Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. celebrated its 30th anniversary and Nintendo released the Super Mario Encyclopedia in Japan, leaving fans of the influential gaming series in other countries clamouring for a worldwide release.

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Rubik’s Briks by Strictly Briks

The iconic Rubik’s Cube is being reimagined as a construction toy, in the new Rubik’s Briks toy line from Strictly Briks.

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DOS by Mattel

As the classic card game UNO approaches its 50th anniversary, Mattel is launching a sequel that doubles the fun: DOS!

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