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Link Roundup: Martin Landau, Beauty Pageants, Kool-Aid, and more

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. Plaid Stallions does an excellent job recognizing Martin Landau’s place in toy history.
  2. War for the Planet of the Apes has a number of nods to the 1968 original you don’t want to miss.
  3. Find a Little Free Library near you with this interactive map.
  4. We have a stage interpretation of The Twilight Zone to look forward to.
  5. There’s a Kool-Aid exhibit at the Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History in Hastings, Nebraska and it looks amazing.
  6. If you think conventional beauty pageants are a bit odd, wait until you see these events of the past.
  7. The Chicago Tribune published a compelling read about the importance of George A. Romero’s films.
  8. Upgrade Barbie by giving her the Wonder Woman treatment.

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