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Link Roundup: SHAZAM, Laurel & Hardy, Roy Rogers, and more

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. Here’s a look at the secret origin of the word SHAZAM.
  2. Laurel & Hardy return to comics in April 2019.
  3. Watch this 1978 Play Town toy store commercial and wish you could go back in time.
  4. Cult classic Kolchak: The Night Stalker is available to view on YouTube.
  5. A new Ghostbusters film, set in the same world as the 1984 original, is in the works.
  6. Say goodbye to your productivity: Google Labs has released its own version of the Etch-A-Sketch.
  7. Sanrio is celebrating Hello Kitty’s 45th anniversary.
  8. Roy Rogers appeared in a lot of commercials during his heyday. Here’s why.

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