Toy Tales Weekly: Art-o-Mat Edition

Toy Tales Weekly: Art-o-Mat Edition

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. Art-o-Mat is converting vintage cigarette machines into art dispensers. Is there a machine near you?
  2. Here’s a fascinating short documentary about how LEGO is made accessible to the visually impaired.
  3. Before you break out your Ouija board for Halloween, you can learn about the history of these talking boards.
  4. The New York Times ponders if it is time for Wonder Woman to “hang up her bathing suit.”
  5. Cartoonist Box Brown has a new graphic novel that recounts the story behind the addictive video game Tetris.
  6. The history of Soviet-made arcade games is fascinating. And they had a game called Pull The Turnip!
  7. There’s another Willy Wonka movie in the works. Gene Wilder will be a tough act to follow.
  8. You can help the Smithsonian preserve Dorothy’s ruby slippers through their Kickstarter campaign.

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