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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.

The Holiday Edition

Each week on Toy Tales we feature our Pop Culture Nod of the Week, a post that features our favorite modern-day things with a nostalgic flair. In recognition of the upcoming gift-giving occasions, here’s a round-up of some of our favorite items from the past year that we think make for fantastic presents.

Atari Flashback 7 from AtGames
Since its initial release in 2004, the Atari Flashback has provided retro gamers with a dedicated console to play popular Atari games. Version 7 continues this trend.

Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection 4 LP Box Set from Spacelab9
New York City-based Spacelab9 has released a four LP box set of music and sound effects that spans Doctor Who’s 50-year history.

Dry Erase Coloring Decal from BLIK
With their Dry Erase Coloring Decal, wall graphics retailer BLIK has given children and adult coloring book aficionados a perfect excuse to draw on walls.

Pokémon Bulbasaur Succulent Plant Pot from Succulent Monsters
Anime fans of can add a dash of Pokémon-influenced greenery into their surroundings with a plant pot from Succulent Monsters.

Thunderbirds Go Pop! Pop Art Prints from Art & Hue
Dust off your favorite Supermarionation memories with a new series of art prints from UK-based Art&Hue that celebrate the iconic British sci-fi series that first hit the airwaves in 1965.

Wonder Woman Coloring Book from Insight Editions
In honour of Wonder Woman’s 75th anniversary in 2016, Insight Editions has released an adult coloring book devoted to everyone’s favorite demigoddess from Paradise Island.

These gifts are so much more fun that a cheese basket or another tie and are sure to delight the recipient. If not, you can always take them home for yourself. It’s a win either way. Happy gift-giving!

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