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Link Roundup: Inflatable Tube Men, Mario, the Lucky Charms Mascot, and more


8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. “Inflatable Tube Men” first appeared at the ’96 Olympics in Atlanta and have been at the forefront of cheesy on-site marketing ever since.
  2. ‘Waldo the Wizard’ didn’t make the cut: the Lucky Charms mascot was almost a forgetful wizard.
  3. Watch this collector’s visit to Pawn Stars to sell Christopher Reeve’s Superman costume.
  4. A Halloween FYI: Edison is known as the inventor of the light bulb, but he also invented a device to communicate with the dead.
  5. LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman reveals that board games inspired his business strategy.
  6. How Mario got his mustache (and his name!) – Shigeru Miyamoto talks about one of his most famous creations.
  7. Some of the best TV shows being produced are animated. Here are the leaders.
  8. There’s a way around everything, I suppose: 10 Halloween costumes that hilariously dodge copyright laws.

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