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Link Roundup: Wonky Mr. Potato Head Edition

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. The new ‘Wonky Mr. Potato Head’ from Hasbro is being auctioned off to raise awareness of food waste in the UK.
  2. Kellogg’s is opening a permanent café dedicated to cereal in Times Square.
  3. Sigmund and the Sea Monsters is being rebooted, and the TV pilot is up on Amazon.
  4. Kick back and relax with some background music from the 1967 Spider-Man Animated Series.
  5. Remember Weebles? Here’s a look back at their 45-year history.
  6. Before Siri, there was Elwood Edwards, the voice of AOL’s “Welcome! You’ve Got Mail” login message.
  7. The Smithsonian has restored the original USS Enterprise for display, all 11 ft and 200 lbs of it.
  8. This retro video shows the evolution of the video game controller.

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