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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: Pong, MoonPies, the Marvel Universe, and more

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. As Pong turns 45, take a look at why the classic video game still matters.
  2. Combine your love of disco and Star Wars with this Death Star Disco Ball from ThinkGeek.
  3. Vanity Fair published a great long-read about the future of the Marvel Universe.
  4. Is it junk or an irreplaceable piece of history? Antiques Roadshow shines a light on our culture.
  5. A match made in toy land: Barbie and Crayola have joined forces for new product initiatives.
  6. The MoonPie is celebrating 100 years of chocolate-enrobed delight.
  7. Here’s a look at the enduring success of Hess toy trucks.
  8. LEGO enthusiast Tom Alphin has created the ultimate LEGO storage guide.

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