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