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Link Roundup: Matt Mason, Pizza Hut for Klingons, Monopoly Ottawa, and more

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. Here’s a look at the rise and fall of Matt Mason, the Mattel toy that brought space to life for boomer kids and then disappeared.
  2. Oh, nothing to see here – Just an old Pizza Hut commercial produced for Klingons.
  3. Nintendo has revealed the Switch Lite, a smaller and cheaper version of its popular console.
  4. Have we reached peak Bluetooth? The world’s first Bluetooth 5.0 cassette player, IT’S OK, has hit the market.
  5. Microsoft has released a retro Windows 1.0 app as a Stranger Things tie-in.
  6. Sesame Street is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a new DVD box set and digital collection.
  7. The Canadian city of Ottawa joins the list of localized editions of the Monopoly board game.
  8. LEGO and NASA have partnered for Moon to Mars!, an exploration of spacecraft designs.

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