Toy Tales Weekly: Toy of the Year Awards, The Joy of Painting, R2-D2, and more

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. Ahead of their annual event in February, let’s revisit past recipients of The Toy Association’s ‘Toy of the Year Awards.’
  2. Ferris, Cameron, and Sloane have joined the LEGO universe.
  3. Meet the X-Men collector whose collection consists of a record 15,400 items.
  4. ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ has turned 25. This article makes us want to re-watch the show.
  5. Dreams do come true! You can now watch all 403 episodes of Bob Ross’ The Joy Of Painting online.
  6. The New York Post takes a deep dive into the popularity of “poop toys” for kids.
  7. Maker alert! Here are some plans to build your own R2-D2 using aluminum, plywood or fiberglass.
  8. Andy Warhol and Debbie Harry are interesting choices: 11 celebrities who tried to sell you PCs in the 1980s.

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