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Toy Tales Weekly: Sony Walkman, Apollo Mission Control, Mad Magazine, and more


8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. Sony released its personal music player, the Walkman, on July 1, 1979. Here’s a look at how it changed the way we listen to music.
  2. Netflix has collaborated with Baskin-Robbins for retro-inspired ‘Stranger Things’ ice cream parlor.
  3. NASA’s restored Apollo Mission Control Center is now open to the public.
  4. Buckingham Palace is opening an escape room.
  5. Here are ten facts about the game of Clue for its 70th anniversary.
  6. Mad Magazine is shutting down after 67 years.
  7. Ikea has released “the world’s comfiest font.”
  8. A look at how Disney’s Tower of Terror actually works.

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