8 things we wanted to share this week:
- The Toy Hall of Fame’s 2014 inductees included the Rubik’s Cube, Bubbles, and Little Green Army Men.
- The Easy-Bake Oven celebrated 51 years of allowing kids to manage their own kitchens and foist their culinary concoctions on unsuspecting adults.
- Time magazine released their list of “The 13 Most Influential Toys of All Time” – Cabbage Patch Dolls, the Easy-Bake Oven and LEGO all made the cut.
- You’ll be able to binge-watch a Richie Rich live-action series on Netflix. Take that House of Cards!
- Hello Kitty celebrated her 40th birthday. I feel old.
- Author Jill Lepore released a new book called The Secret History of Wonder Woman. Check out some of the text here.
- Someone paid $10,350 for rare, vintage Star Wars action figure packaging.
- Game inventors Tim Walsh and Peggy Brown started a Crowdrise campaign to help fund a required operation for Jon Spinello, the inventor of the game Operation. It went viral with Hasbro even stepping up to the plate with assistance.