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Link Roundup: Abandoned Toys ‘R’ Us Stores Edition

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. A look at abandoned Toys ‘R’ Us stores; definitely creepy.
  2. A new podcast hopes to answer the question, “Whatever happened to McDonald’s pizza?”
  3. The new book ‘Breakout’ delves into the backstory of the Atari 400 and 800 8-bit home computers.
  4. Wonder Woman Day is June 3rd, and DC Comics is dropping two free comics to celebrate.
  5. These Panasonic Star Wars-themed commercials from the 1980s are a trippy blast from the past.
  6. Move over, Grandma, a new 3D printer for knitters is on its way.
  7. This 35-year old won 15,000 stuffed animals from claw machines last year. That’s talent.
  8. We’re fascinated by Rube Goldberg machines. Here’s a compilation of 11 of them in action.

Peruse a weekly summary of intriguing articles related to toys, games, and nostalgia that have hit the news this week.