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A daily look back at the toys, games, and objects that captured our attention as children and continue to fascinate us today.

Link Roundup: Nancy Drew, Slinky Tricks, Coulrophobia, and more

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. Network television is still trying to bring a Nancy Drew series to life.
  2. It was ahead of its time! Digging through the archives of ‘PURRRRR!’ – the premier cat newsletter of the 1980s.
  3. Take a look back at some forgotten video game mascots of the ’90s.
  4. We have some practicing to do: watch an incredible demonstration of Slinky tricks.
  5. Looking for a memorable Halloween costume? How about this giant LEGO minifig?
  6. Perfect fodder for your next cocktail party: this online dictionary of IKEA product name meanings.
  7. It looks like Neighbourhood Toy Store Day is set for November 11th this year.
  8. As Halloween approaches, here’s a celebration of some of pop culture’s most recognizable clowns.

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