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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.

Link Roundup: Mail-Order Edition

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. Everyone needs a $1 book of etiquette! Here are some famous and strange ads from comic books.
  2. Here’s a great roundup of creeptacular toys from the movies.
  3. Unleash these 15 things you may not know about Close Encounters of the Third Kind at your next cocktail party.
  4. Kermit’s doppelgänger! A new species of frog has been found that looks like him!
  5. When Maize and Raw Umber were put out to pasture: 5 times Crayola retired its crayons.
  6. 40 lines in 19.68 seconds! The most insane 20 seconds of Tetris you may ever see.
  7. A Chemistry Ph.D. student turned her thesis into a comic book called Atomic Size Matters.
  8. Don’t toss those cassettes, because VHS is making a comeback!