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Link Roundup: Curious George Edition

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. Curious George is celebrating 75 years of “monkey business” and he has a backstory.
  2. A Tumblr called “WTF Bad Science Fiction Covers” will have you entertained for hours. You’re welcome!
  3. Here’s a look at a Milton Bradley “World’s Best Game” catalog from late the 1800s/early 1900s.
  4. 1980s favorite Teddy Ruxpin is getting a Borg-like makeover from Wicked Cool Toys.
  5. There’s a new mural in Cincinnati that celebrates Kenner toys, and it’s incredible.
  6. The Bank of Canada is requesting that Canadians stop “Spocking” their $5 Bills.
  7. Fast & Furious director Justin Lin has signed on to make the Hot Wheels movie.
  8. Will there be shoulder pads?!? The creators of Gossip Girl are developing a Dynasty reboot for the CW.

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