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Toy Tales Weekly: The Smurfs, True Kids, Inc., Wham-O, and more


8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. Follow the adventures of The Smurfs on their official YouTube channel.
  2. ‏A look back at how a San Francisco street became Candy Land for a day.
  3. A Nintendo preservation specialist has uploaded a Japanese Super Mario collection screensaver set to the internet archive.
  4. A group of former Toys “R” Us executives has officially launched Tru Kids Inc.
  5. Johnny Cash’s old Tennessee farm is now a museum.
  6. Mark your calendar! The LEGO Star Wars: Visual Dictionary New Edition will be available in April.
  7. Wham-O is partnering with Smacircle LMT Ltd. to produce a new eBike.
  8. Mattel and Warner Bros. have announced a partnership to bring Hot Wheels to the big screen.

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