Link Roundup: Big Bird, Jaws, Pinball, and more

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. Spoiler Alert: Big Bird isn’t a real bird.
  2. People’s love of Nickelodeon runs deep. Which Nickelodeon character would you tattoo on your body?
  3. If you’re up for a weekend project, this two-player pinball machine could be a fun challenge.
  4. Just in time for summer days at the beach, the soundtrack to Jaws is being released by Mondo on blue vinyl.
  5. People dressed up to go to the grocery store in years gone by. Now it’s all pyjama pants and flip flops.
  6. This digital archive of Soviet children’s books provides plenty of new bedtime reading material. Sweet dreams.
  7. A re-release of Close Encounters of the Third Kind would be awesome! A remake, not so much.
  8. Lewis Carroll’s original handwritten Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland from 1864 is perfection.

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