8 things we wanted to share this week:
- Jumping back in time to 1983 and re-live the Cabbage Patch Doll shopping frenzy.
- Looking for that perfect gift for that special someone who likes board games, give them a customized version of Monopoly or Scrabble.
- Say hello to Lamilly, the new “average” Barbie doll.
- The New-York Historical Society has launched a historical toy and train exhibit. It runs through February 22, 2015.
- History Today takes a look at the war toys.
- Break out your 8-track tapes with a vintage 2-XL robot from Mego.
- Paging Lea Thompson! Marvel announces a new Howard the Duck comic book.
- Sprites, pixels, and vectors oh my! A brief history of video game graphics.