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Link Roundup: Black Friday Edition

8 things we wanted to share this week:

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