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Link Roundup: Pac-Man, Ms. Monopoly, Major Matt Mason, and more

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. Arcade1Up releases a home version of the Pac-Man cocktail table arcade game.
  2. A Charlie Brown Christmas Live will tour North America this holiday season.
  3. Rod Coneybeare, former CBC host and Friendly Giant puppeteer, has died.
  4. U.K.-based Evercade introduces a new retro-styled handheld gaming system.
  5. Sony announces a new Walkman in honour of the personal music player’s 40th anniversary.
  6. Hasbro releases Ms. Monopoly and it’s a departure from the usual re-imagining of the popular board game.
  7. Meet Virgin Atlantic’s Pilot Barbie.
  8. Tom Hanks will star in the Major Matt Mason live-action movie.

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