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Link Roundup: Big Mouth Billy Bass Edition

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. Remember Big Mouth Billy Bass? Read about the company that created him and other popular novelty items.
  2. Technology meet Star Wars: Collector uses X-ray to find out what’s in his toy box so he doesn’t have to open it.
  3. Here’s a top 10 of discontinued beverages coveted (but not necessarily consumed) by collectors.
  4. Yes, this really happened – Somebody Made a Comic Sans Typewriter.
  5. You can indulge your interest in action figures by checking out the latest issue of Little Plastic Men.
  6. Girls will be boys: a short retrospective on gender-flipping in comics
  7. Take a walk back in time with a look at 11 former rides at Disney theme parks.
  8. Blocks, a magazine for LEGO enthusiasts, is going to launch this month.