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Link Roundup: Chia Pets, The Dark Knight, Blockbuster, and more

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. Chia Pets are making a comeback. Did they ever really go away?!?
  2. How about that solar-powered accordion? A look at some of the crazy contraptions won the first Nintendo Labo Creators Contest.
  3. Here’s a definitive timeline of how The Dark Knight changed the superhero franchise forever.
  4. How vinyl records are made: a primer from 1956.
  5. At SDCC, DC Comics received the Guinness World Record for the longest-running superhero comic book series.
  6. Hyundai recently unveiled the Kona Iron Man Edition SUV – arc reactor not included.
  7. The last place you can make it a Blockbuster night is located in Bend, Oregon.
  8. Dominic Tan’s new ‘Domo Arigato’ illustration features the many robots of pop culture.

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