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Link Roundup: Astro Boy Edition

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. The first episode of Astro Boy is available online, complete with an interesting Kubrick connection.
  2. Tolkien fans can now colour beasts and monsters for a little relaxation.
  3. A look at the role game companies played in helping spy agencies in World War II.
  4. For your next team building exercise! The world’s largest bounce castle checks in at over 25-feet tall.
  5. If gelatinous foods make a comeback, I’ll be first in line for a heaping plate of cherry catsup salad.
  6. The Holy Batmania documentary from 1989 covers the birth of Batman through to my favorite on-screen Batman, Mr. Adam West.
  7. Need a little LEGO inspiration? Check out the book Geeky LEGO Crafts from David Scarfe.
  8. Mattel is launching Bloxels to allow kids 8 and up to build their own video games.

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