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Link Roundup: Star Trek Barbie Edition

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. Mattel is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek with the release of Kirk, Spock, and Uhura Barbie dolls.
  2. CSI: Baker Street – an infographic on the detective techniques of Sherlock Holmes.
  3. Harry Potter graphic designers MinaLima have opened an art exhibition in London.
  4. McDonald’s Japan is giving away a solid 18-karat gold McNugget worth $1,500.
  5. Damn Daniel! Vans releases an ode to Nintendo games with their new line of shoes.
  6. ‘The Poet of Them All’ is a new exhibit of tiny Shakespeare books at Yale University.
  7. You can now break out your Bay City Rollers 8-tracks and chill with this VW Camper Van moodlight.
  8. Here’s an illustrated guide to why adults are playing Dungeons & Dragons again.

Peruse a weekly summary of intriguing articles related to toys, games, and nostalgia that have hit the news this week.