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Toy Tales Weekly: Lightsaber Dueling, Transformers, The Banana Splits, and more


8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. France’s fencing federation has officially recognized Lightsaber Dueling as a competitive sport.
  2. The UK’s Royal Mail has announced a new Marvel stamp collection.
  3. A look at a 19-year old bio-engineering student who builds custom prosthetics from LEGO bricks.
  4. ‏Mattel is launching 22 new television shows based on the company’s various properties.
  5. Netflix is set to produce Transformers: War for Cybertron, a new multi-part, animated series for the franchise.
  6. Just in time for swimsuit season: A new Jaws board game gets June release date.
  7. Hasbro announced retro Star Wars action figures based on the original Kenner line.
  8. Hanna-Barbera’s The Banana Splits is set to return as a horror movie.

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