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Link Roundup: Mr. T, Starfleet Jackets, Barbie, and more

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. Check out I Pity the Dolls, a book that chronicles officially licensed Mr. T ephemera as well as one-of-a-kind interpretations of the actor in doll form.
  2. With the Perth, Australia location now closed, Oregon now has last Blockbuster store in the world.
  3. Serial Box is partnering with Marvel to tell new serialized stories about Black Panther, Black Widow, Jessica Jones, and Thor.
  4. We now know what Sonic the Hedgehog will look like in the upcoming live-action movie.
  5. ‏A look back at Disney’s long-shuttered Discovery Island.
  6. There’s a new line of heavy denim Starfleet jackets from Volante Design.
  7. New Line Cinema, Sanrio and FlynnPictureCo. are planning to develop an English language film based on Hello Kitty.
  8. Mattel kicks off Barbie’s 60th Anniversary celebration with a variety of planned fan events and retail partnerships.

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