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Link Roundup: Pokemon, Betty White, Slip ‘N Slide, and more

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. A set of mint-condition Pokemon cards recently sold for $107K.
  2. Super 7 is releasing a set of figures based on Charles Schulz’s Peanuts characters.
  3. Marvel fans are getting another podcast.
  4. The ageless Betty White lent her voice to Smokey the Bear’s 75th birthday PSA.
  5. August 16 was National Roller Coaster Day. Here are 14 fun facts about the amusement park thrill ride.
  6. Stan Lee will be inducted into the Visual Effects Society Hall of Fame.
  7. Hasbro recently announced the expansion of their recycling program; here’s where you come into the picture.
  8. Here’s a look at the hazardous history of the Slip ‘N Slide.

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