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Link Roundup: Flying Saucers Are Real Edition

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. A new book, Flying Saucers Are Real, takes a look at the history and culture of UFO believers.
  2. Kids will soon be able to hold conversations with a hologram Barbie. Germany is not going to like this!
  3. Check out this live Star Trek theater performance on the London Tube. Amazing!
  4. The new Golden Girls-inspired café should be on your list of stops the next time you’re in NYC.
  5. We can now easily make self-portraits from LEGO thanks to the toymaker’s Mosaic Maker.
  6. Saudi Arabia recently held their first ComicCon.
  7. First the thimble, now the bills; Monopoly Ultimate Banking edition is doing away with paper money.
  8. Nintendo fans, here’s a great article up about the evolution of Nintendo consoles.

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