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Link Roundup: 8-bit Video Game Soundtracks Edition

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. Koji Kondo’s Super Mario Bros. Soundtrack, a new book from author Andrew Schartmann looks at how video game soundtracks changed pop music.
  2. Caviar-coated Twinkies are now a thing and will set you back $125.
  3. Someone has amassed a vast collection of “Soviet chic” German dollhouses for your viewing pleasure.
  4. The Toys “R” Us store in Times Square is being replaced with a Gap.
  5. Here’s a round-up of old-school fast food toys that ACTUALLY look like fast food.
  6. Check out these kid-related IKEA hacks that all parents need.
  7. This 1957 corporate strategy chart from Walt Disney is all about brands and franchises.
  8. Looking for design inspiration? Take a gander at this online collection of vintage airline posters.