Toy Tales Weekly: Hot Wheels, Pinball Prohibition, View-Master, and more

Toy Tales Weekly: Hot Wheels, Pinball Prohibition, View-Master, and more

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. An orange Camaro was the first Hot Wheels vehicle released in 1968. You can now order a Hot Wheels package on a real Camaro 2LT and 2SS.
  2. Here’s a visual guide to all 37 villains in the ‘Batman’ TV series.
  3. There’s a Jim Henson-inspired Kermit typeface that you need to download.
  4. Madame Tussauds in San Francisco is opening an Alcatraz-themed escape room.
  5. A great long read about the dark days of pinball prohibition.
  6. Just in time for summer road trips, John Adams Leisure has announced two new Rubik’s products, Rubik’s Flip and Rubik’s Battle.
  7. LEGO has tapped Amazon’s Alexa for a storytelling program for kids. Is this a good thing?
  8. Take a look at this astounding View-Master collection of more than 1,500 reels.

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