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Link Roundup: Monchhichi, Napoleon Dynamite, Balloon Animal Sculptures, and more

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. There’s renewed interest in expanding the Monchhichi franchise.
  2. The Toy Association has released a new report, STEM/STEAM Formula for Success, that identifies 14 characteristics of toys that cultivate kids’ science & math skills.
  3. Give me some of your tots! IDW publishing has announced a Napoleon Dynamite comic book series.
  4. There is a ‘Rick and Morty’ D&D tabletop game in our future.
  5. New Coke is making a comeback, thanks to Netflix.
  6. For some inspiration for your next kids party, check out these detailed balloon animal sculptures by Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto.
  7. Thanks to Paramount, characters from Atlas Comics could hit the big screen soon.
  8. UK-based Gibsons is developing a line of puzzles for people with dementia.

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