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Link Roundup: National Crayon Day Edition

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. So long dandelion crayon! Crayola retired the iconic color on March 31, 2017, National Crayon Day.
  2. Interested in the upcoming Barbie movie? Here’s a Q&A about the project with Mattel COO Richard Dickson.
  3. How Fisher-Price used 3D printing to help design their newly released Batman BatBot Xtreme toy.
  4. A new book from Phaidon has compiled 500 iconic graphic designs from the past 600 years.
  5. Remember Pound Puppies from Tonka? Here’s a short look at their history.
  6. Record Store Day is April 22, 2017. Here’s a list of what will be released on the day.
  7. Libraries are hosting small Comic Cons to make them more accessible.
  8. Before Mel Gibson, there was Duncan Hines, ‘The Original Road Warrior Who Shaped Restaurant History.’

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