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A daily look back at the toys, games, and objects that captured our attention as children and continue to fascinate us today.

Link Roundup: Die Hard, Model Trains, Carnival Games, and more

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. For holiday gift-giving: Die Hard is getting the children’s Christmas book it deserves.
  2. Matchbox Cars. My Little Pony. Transformers. 3 of the finalists for the National Toy Hall of Fame at The Museum of Play
  3. Dark, Milk, White… Ruby? The world has a new kind of chocolate.
  4. Headed to a carnival or county fair? Here are some pointers on those seemingly impossible-to-win games.
  5. Our hometown, Ottawa, recently set a new world record for the largest scavenger hunt.
  6. Before we marveled at drones, model trains were the technology people coveted.
  7. Artist Juan Ortiz has created pop culture inspired posters for each episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
  8. You can now exercise with the Dark Side, thanks to this Star Wars-themed exercise equipment.

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