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Link Roundup: Happy Meals, Atari’s New Gaming System, Playgrounds, and more

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. Here’s a look at 12 Happy Meal toys that are actually worth money.
  2. There’s a lot to look forward to in DC Universe, the new streaming service from the comic book publisher.
  3. If you loved Choose Your Own Adventure books, you now have a movie to look forward to.
  4. You can order Atari’s new gaming system this month, but you won’t receive it until spring 2019.
  5. Fondness for cassette tapes continue to gain momentum: this Cassette Tape Simulator makes your MP3s sound like you’re listening to a retro Walkman.
  6. Sid and Marty Krofft recently received a well-deserved Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award.
  7. They don’t make playgrounds like they used to: Rocket Slides and Monkey Bars – chasing the vanishing playgrounds of our youth.
  8. Imagine entering an abandoned home and discovering a treasure trove of ’80s memorabilia.

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