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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: Wiffle Ball, Pennywise, the “Star Trek Punch”, and more

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. It’s so memorable! How the “Star Trek punch” became the worst fight move on TV.
  2. We think the name of Crayola’s new blue colour is absolutely perfect.
  3. The latest video from Great Big Story explores why play is important for survival.
  4. Here’s some insight into the science of Wiffle Ball.
  5. Perfect for your Halloween set-up: An artist has transformed a Cabbage Patch Kid doll into Pennywise.
  6. The BBC is planning a two-part documentary about Harry Potter to celebrate his 20 years of wizardry.
  7. Raspberry Pi’s possibilities are endless: Case in point, a Raspberry Pi-powered Rubik‚Äôs cube-solving robot.
  8. Re-live your childhood with this fantastic visual history of lunch boxes.

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