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Harry Potter Prints from Olly Moss

Pottermore has teamed up with UK designer Olly Moss to create a new series of Harry Potter posters – they’re only available until October 25, 2016, 10:00 AM EST!

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Maker Faire Ottawa 2016

3D printers, laser cutters, open-source hardware, and upcycling were all front-and-center at the 2016 Maker Faire Ottawa.

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Celebrating 90 Years of Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh celebrates 90 years of being everyone’s favourite “…tubby, little chubby all stuffed with fluff…” bear.

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The Friday Five: Yaron Betan

Filmmaker Yaron Betan’s Heroes Manufactured gives a documentary-style glimpse into what it takes to be a Canadian comic book artist or writer. Hint: it ain’t easy. Here, we talk to Betan about the film, the industry, and some of his favourite comic artists.

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Amaze-A-Matics Car Kits from Hasbro (1969)

Marketed as the “car with a brain,” Hasbro’s Amaze-A-Matics were battery operated cars that moved forward, backward, left, and right based on program cards that were fed into the bottom of the car.

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X-Cube from Moving Parts LLC.

With over 13 quintillion times more permutations than the original 3x3x3 Rubik’s Cube, the 3x3x5 X-Cube from Moving Parts LLC presents a whole new challenge to fans of twisting logic puzzles.

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Knucklebones

While Knucklebones is no longer published, there was a time between 2005 and 2007 it was a valued resource for news and reviews of card and board games.

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Pac-Man Sound Chip Lamp from The Fowndry

Doesn’t everyone need some classic arcade decor in their home?! UK retailer The Fowndry’s new Pac-Man Sound Chip Lamp lets you do just that!

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Then & Now: Teddy Ruxpin

He’s back! Teddy Ruxpin, the first animated talking toy, has been re-energized by Wicked Cool Toys. With internal memory for up to 40 stories, blinking LCD eyes and a mouth with motorized expressions, the 2017 version of this classic toy is sure to be popular with today’s kids AND their nostalgic parents!

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The Friday Five: Jonathan Morris

Most of us are familiar with Batman, Wonder Woman, Archie, Iron Man, and Casper. What about Doctor Hormone, The Eye, or Bozo the Iron Man? That’s where Jonathan Morris comes in.

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Toy Tales Weekly: Astro Boy Edition

The first episode of the classic anime series Astro Boy is available online and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.

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