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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: Pokemon, Patrick Stewart, ’80s Toy Commercials, and more

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. An unopened box of first edition Pokemon cards from 1999 sold for $56,000.
  2. Check out this video to see how Matchbox toy cars were made in 1965.
  3. Watch Patrick Stewart announce his return to the Star Trek franchise.
  4. This comic explores Dungeons & Dragons’ classroom potential.
  5. A math professor used statistics to solve a Beatles mystery.
  6. A look back at ’80s toy commercials, aka the Golden Age of the Goofy Dad.
  7. Are you storing your comics correctly?
  8. Here’s a review of the top 40 selling video game consoles of all time.

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