Toy Tales Weekly: Drinking Bird toys, Bendy Straws, Vinyl-playing Jukeboxes, and more

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. This video explains the engineering behind the Drinking Bird toy.
  2. Board game cheaters rejoice: Monopoly has made a version of the classic game just for you.
  3. Necessity is the mother of invention: read about the origins of the bendy straw.
  4. Your blurry pic of the Chupacabra could translate into cash from Capcom.
  5. Here’s a fascinating infographic highlighting what LEGO was doing the decade you were born.
  6. Vinyl-playing jukeboxes are making a comeback. Nuff said.
  7. We have a new game show to look forward to: the Atari renaissance continues with a Pong television game show.
  8. Let’s hope the new theme song is as catchy as the original: a female-fronted The Greatest American Hero pilot has been ordered at ABC.

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