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Toy Tales Weekly: Operation, Toys “R” Us, Galaxy Quest, and more


8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. PlayDate Digital has released an app-based version of Operation: Hasbro’s classic board game.
  2. The first-ever Cartoon Network Hotel is set to open in June 2020 in Pennsylvania.
  3. Crayola has a new approach to selling crayons.
  4. Toys “R” Us has opened a new store in New Jersey.
  5. A new Galaxy Quest documentary Never Surrender is a love letter to the 1999 sci-fi classic.
  6. Here’s a definitive countdown of the ’80s greatest video games.
  7. The US Mint has commemorated the moon landing with a set of limited edition coins.
  8. Winning Moves Games has released a throwback edition of Scattergories.

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