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A daily look back at the toys, games, and objects that captured our attention as children and continue to fascinate us today.

Pop Culture Nod of the Week

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

LEGO Ideas 21316 The Flintstones

Everyone’s favourite modern Stone Age family is now immortalized in the LEGO Ideas 21316 The Flintstones set. This new and nostalgic 748 piece-set features The Flintstones’ house and iconic family car, the footmobile.

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Who’s She? from Playeress

Fans of the classic game Guess Who? from Milton Bradley can now learn about and celebrate the achievements of famous women around the world.

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Polly Pocket Makeup Line from from Hot Topic

In honour of the iconic toy line’s 30th anniversary, Mattel has collaborated with Hot Topic to release an official Polly Pocket-inspired makeup and accessories line.

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Pokémon Shirts from Original Stitch

Wear your favourite Pokémon to the office, with style! Custom dress-shirt designer Original Stitch is collaborating with The Pokémon Company on a shirt line.

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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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