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Link Roundup: Sweet Valley High Portrait Edition

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. Re-live the ’80s and ’90’s by commissioning your very own Sweet Valley High portrait.
  2. Get them while you can, because IKEA is redesigning their big blue shopping bags.
  3. It’s Captain vs. Captain in the new 50th anniversary Star Trek Risk game.
  4. Cassettes are making a comeback. Here’s a look at the only remaining factory in the United States.
  5. The Beatles’ iconic movie Yellow Submarine is turning 50, and Hot Wheels is celebrating with a new collection.
  6. Replica NASA flight suits are becoming a fashion trend for teens.
  7. A look at the enduring legacy of Josie and the Pussycats as positive female representation.
  8. There’s a new $35 kit that allows you to build your own classic Pong game.

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