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Link Roundup: Hello Kitty, Monty Python, Pokémon, and more

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. Japan Railways Group’s new Hello Kitty-branded bullet train runs at speeds of up to 200 MPH.
  2. If the trailer for the new Mr. Rogers documentary doesn’t bring a tear to your eye, you may not have a beating heart.
  3. Here’s a list of the perfect Rubik’s Cube to challenge your brain, whether you’re a beginner, expert, or in-between.
  4. Yowza! Netflix has acquired the entire Monty Python back catalogue and is considering new original programming.
  5. CDs are more popular than digital downloads? It’s true.
  6. File under, “because you can.” Watch The Last Jedi as told in 2-minutes with LEGO.
  7. It’s all Pokémon all the time at the world’s first Pokémon Cafe in Tokyo.
  8. Fans of The Goonies will be thrilled to hear that the original score has been released on gold-coloured vinyl.

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