8 things we wanted to share this week:
- You just never know what people are building in their spare time. ‘Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Made’ is a new web video series that highlights this creativity.
- How would you feel if you created the “worst video game of all time?” The game developer behind Atari’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial game tells his story.
- The once ubiquitous seesaw has fallen out of fashion. Is helicopter parenting to blame?
- The Mystic Emoji Ball is a new Magic 8-Ball for a new generation of seekers.
- There’s an online version of Lode Runner now available. And yes, you can create your own levels. Get playing!
- You can now watch the very first episode of ‘The Price Is Right’ with Bob Barker on YouTube. Amazing.
- Remember the Richard Scarry books we loved as kids? They’ve slowly been changing over time.
- Proof that ’90s nostalgia is almost as big as ’80s nostalgia: Hasbro has Nerf and Troll Dolls to thank for a surge in sales.
Peruse a weekly summary of intriguing articles related to toys, games, and nostalgia that have hit the news this week.