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Egg-citing news about an all-new Furby line -- EXCLUSIVE

Dah-ay-loh-oo-tye, Furby fans (and anyone who spent 1998 cowering in fear of their Furby)! There’s big news on the horizon for Hasbro’s recently relaunched electronic pet — and though we don’t have much information about the “next generation” of furry toys, we do know that a new line is coming, and it has a name: Furby Boom. Here’s a teaser image:
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The Muppets Take Queens: Jim Henson props, puppets, and more are coming to New York

The Museum of the Moving Image in New York will have to build an entire new gallery to house the almost 400 Jim Henson puppets, costumes, and other items it is receiving as a donation from the Jim Henson family. The Jim Henson gallery of the museum is set to open in Queens the winter of 2014-2015 and Mayor Bloomberg has such high hopes that it will be a tourist draw that the City of New York is paying $2.75 million to the museum’s fundraising goal of $5 million.

The museum will be getting about 200 puppets, including Bert & Ernie, the Swedish Chef, Gobo Fraggle, Kermit the Frog, of course Miss Piggy, and many more. The items also span Henson’s entire film and television career, including props from The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, Sesame Street, and Labyrinth. Since news of a museum housing so many of our childhood dreams took us to a warm happy place, we asked our staff about some of their favorite Henson-fueled memories. I personally still know all the words to “Love Led Us Here” from  Muppet Treasure Island. Here are some more memories:

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Happy 30th anniversary, 'Fraggle Rock'! Celebrate with this first look at a new graphic novel -- EXCLUSIVE

Dance your cares away / Worry’s for another day / Everybody say / Happy birthday, Fraggle Rock!

That’s right: It’s been three whole decades since Jim Henson’s felt-covered musical romp premiered, introducing the world (or at lest those with HBO) to level-headed Gobo, artistic Mokey, athletic Red, nervous Wembley, and worrywart Boober. And happily, the Fraggles (and their human pals) are giving fans plenty of ways to celebrate this momentous occasion.

Namely: The Hub will air a special three-hour marathon of six classic Fraggle episodes on Sunday, April 21. And on May 14, the Jim Henson company and Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment will release a massive, 21-disc 30th Anniversary Collection that includes all four seasons of the show, plus a keychain, and a graphic novel that follows the Fraggles as they set out on an all-new adventure.

Check out a promo for The Hub’s upcoming marathon below — and click onward to get your first look at the graphic novel. Look, Ma — we caught five Fraggles!

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Nostalgia alert! Tamagotchi relaunches with an app

Do you remember what the height of frustration for kids was in 1997? When you forgot to feed your Tamagotchi pet, and then it died! Or worse, you did nothing wrong but that dang thing froze and the pet died anyway.

For the uninitiated, Tamagotchi was a popular handheld digital game in the mid ‘90s that tasked you with keeping a digital pet alive by feeding and playing with it  by way of various buttons. They were all the rage on elementary school playgrounds, and now, when just about everything is handheld and digital, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Tamagotchi is aiming for a comeback. READ FULL STORY

'Schoolhouse Rock!': Our Top 15 list

Believe it or not, Schoolhouse Rock! is 40 years old this year. That’s right, 40.  And while it was such a part of so many of our childhoods that the show’s intro line can still set off a warm fuzzy feeling in many grownups (As your body grows bigger/Your mind must flower/It’s great to learn/’Cause knowledge is power!), the old Saturday morning cartoons still have the ability to entertain and educate with their infectious songs and informative lyrics. My son recently fell over himself trying to show me this wonderful video his English teacher had shown him online as a supplement to a class lesson. It was Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here! He understandably had no memory of his parents playing these videos incessantly 10 years ago when the 30th anniversary collection came out. So down the rabbit hole we went looking at videos about grammar, multiplication, American history and more.

Now we commemorate our enduring love with a countdown of the 15 most popular of the Schoolhouse Rock! segments. Click through to see if your favorites are on our list. READ FULL STORY

Shine bright, shine far! Disney plans a sequel to Tyra Banks/Lindsay Lohan flick 'Life-Size'

Show me your 100 watt smile, Millennial nostalgia hounds!

The Disney Channel has confirmed to EW that it’s currently developing a sequel to Life-Size, the 2000 TV movie that starred a young, fresh-faced Lindsay Lohan as a lonely girl who accidentally brings a Barbie-like doll (played by Tyra Banks) to life. Banks is on board to reprise her role as Eve, the toy-turned-mother-figure; she’ll executive produce the sequel as well. And yes, Life-Size 2 will also feature a new version of “Be a Star,” the inspirational song Banks’s character sang in the first film.

Banks and the Mouse have been thick as thieves lately. Earlier this year, the supermodel guest starred on Disney Channel’s Shake It Up; she’s also developing a primetime series about her teenage years for ABC. The program is called Fivehead, a reference to Tyra’s famously robust forehead.

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Nostalgia alert! 'Transformers Prime' take swipe at '80s cartoon in new promo -- EXCLUSIVE

Gird yourselves, ’80s enthusiasts — the Transformers are taking over The Hub this Thursday.

From 5:30 p.m. ET on Nov. 1 through 7 p.m. ET Nov. 2, the family channel is showing nothing but episodes of the CG-animated series Transformers Prime — all leading up to the show’s brand new season 2 finale. As if you needed another reason to watch 26 hours of Transformers, this exclusive promo — in which Megatron’s latest incarnation makes fun of Soundwave for transforming into a cassette player way back when — will appeal to both your current self and your inner child. Sigh; the space robots looked so young back then! Check out the video below:

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