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Link Roundup: Barbie, Brony Culture, Nerf, and more

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, Mattel has released 17 new Barbie dolls honoring historical and modern-day role models from around the world.
  2. If you can’t get away this winter, you can now explore Disney theme parks on Google Street View.
  3. Terry Pratchett’s iconic Discworld book series is being adapted for a six-part TV series.
  4. Beyond Brony Culture: The (slightly) risqué secrets of the My Little Pony fandom.
  5. No friends nearby at the moment? No problem! Here are five ways to play board games online.
  6. Nerf fights are about to get more interesting: a ‘National Blaster League’ is coming soon.
  7. Here’s a profile of Frank Cifaldi, the founder of the Video Game History Foundation.
  8. LEGO has announced that they will start making some of their bricks from sustainable, plant-based plastic.

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