Nostalgia is the ultimate privilege

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This year, instead of newfangled gizmos and shiny whatchamacallits, the gifts that Santa brings might look a little … familiar.

Super Mario Odyssey, which has a vibe similar to the much-loved mid-’90s classic Super Mario 64, is expected to be the fastest selling video game of the season. Hot Wheels, the tiny-car franchise Mattel launched in 1968, is revving its...


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