8 things we wanted to share this week:
- Christmas tree theme alert! Hallmark has a talking, glowing HAL 9000 Keepsake ornament headed for your Christmas tree.
- Here’s a fascinating look at IKEA catalog covers from 1951-2015.
- “Sometimes it brings out savagery.” Watch the world’s oldest board game, The Royal Game of Ur, being played.
- Earth is so yesterday! $9.5M will get you a reservation at Orion Span, an all-inclusive hotel in space.
- Canada has released a coin honoring the Falcon Lake Incident, the country’s famous alleged alien encounter.
- A look at the value of collecting based on what you love, not the potential financial gain.
- Storage furniture covered in LEGO studs could change how people interact with the iconic blocks.
- PEZ Candy, Inc. is releasing a new Jurassic World line of dispensers to coincide with the movie’s release.
Peruse a weekly summary of intriguing articles related to toys, games, and nostalgia that have hit the news this week.