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Link Roundup: Bootleg Toys, Jell-O, Frankenstein, and more

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. A look at the growing popularity of Bootleg Toys – action figures built with spare parts and silicone molds.
  2. Sausage-scented wrapping paper exists thanks to Jimmy Dean.
  3. Toys R Us Canada aims to prove the market doesn’t need 40,000-square foot stores to draw crowds.
  4. General Mills is looking for creative partners to help develop a cereal monster universe.
  5. A Harry Potter version of ‘Pokémon GO’ is on the horizon.
  6. How the Great Depression became the golden age for the game of Monopoly.
  7. Jell-O has launched a line of Instagram-friendly edible slime.
  8. The Library of Congress has released a newly restored version of the first film version of Frankenstein.

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