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Link Roundup: Hot Wheels, Aquaman, Nancy, and more

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. Checking out the backstory of Hot Wheels, one of the most popular toys 50 years ago.
  2. They know their market well: Mattel’s Aquaman movie toy commercial is a childhood throwback.
  3. Read about how Nintendo made Christmas the season of gaming.
  4. Nancy, a 1930s comic strip has been updated for modern times by Olivia Jaimes.
  5. Here’s a look behind the scenes at Disney’s upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge experience.
  6. Meet the Norman Rockwell of comic book superheroes.
  7. Hasbro recently announced that HASCON 2019 has been delayed.
  8. Mattel lost the licensing rights for some DC Comics toys.

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