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Link Roundup: Nintendo Consoles, Cookie Monster, The Last Starfighter, and more

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. Here’s a look at the evolution of Nintendo consoles.
  2. Toys ‘R’ Us aims to open 10 stores by the end of 2020 in a comeback bid.
  3. There’s a new animated Flintstones in the works.
  4. Hasbro has unveiled their next HasLab product: a life-size replica of Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster.
  5. Mystery solved! What became of Bob Ross’ 1100+ paintings.
  6. Fingers-crossed… A sequel to The Last Starfighter is in the works.
  7. The LEGO Group has kicked off a global program to inspire the next generation of space explorers.
  8. Fans of the shuttered Make magazine can access the complete archive online.

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