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Link Roundup: Extreme Barbie Jeep racing, Scrabble masters, Toy Industry Hall of Fame, and more

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. Extreme Barbie Jeep racing is a thing.
  2. Christmas 1977 was filled with the sounds of something other than Christmas carols: remembering The Story Of Star Wars LP.
  3. Scrabble masters recall their most memorable plays.
  4. If you consider Thomas the Tank Engine rather cerebral, you haven’t seen these extreme stunts from 5MadMovieMakers.
  5. This set of vintage photos show what holiday shopping was like in New York City 100 years ago.
  6. Have we reached peak podcast? ‘Wolverine’ gets his own podcast.
  7. The first lesson on this list may just be the most important: Five lessons for aspiring game designers.
  8. The Toy Association announced three inductees into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame, including Andrea Barthello, James R. Becker, and Stan Lee.

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