Link Roundup: Ralph Baer Edition

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. Ralph Baer, inventor of first video game console, died at 92.
  2. Long live the ’90s! French Toast Crunch has returned from the cereal graveyard.
  3. LEGO makes an inspiring ad for girls.
  4. File under very important information: how to play your Atari 2600 on a modern TV.
  5. Sock monkeys have a history, yes they do.
  6. Someone from the Land Down Under built a giant Christmas tree out of LEGO.
  7. The decline of gender-neutral marketing, illustrated using past toy catalogs.
  8. How static electricity and the tip of a pencil resulted in the invention of the Etch A Sketch.