Classic Commercials: Masters of the Universe Toys

If you’re on this site, then I probably don’t need to tell you just how big He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was back in the ’80s.  For a couple of years there, you couldn’t get through life without being bombarded with He-Man merchandise.  I know I certainly fell victim to the never-ending stream of advertisements and tie-ins, and …..[CONTINUE]

Nintendo Nostalgia: 3 NES Games I Loved

Can you remember back to the days when Nintendo was the hottest toy you could get your hands on?  These days, modern kids just can’t put down their phones and all the cheap ass games they play on them.  Back in our day, the same could be said by our parents about our Nintendo controllers.  Well, all except that part …..[CONTINUE]

Wax Pack Flashback: 1989 Batman Trading Cards From Topps

Hey, do you remember how much fun it was opening a new pack of trading cards back when you were young?  Sure you do.  Whether you slowly opened the pack to take it all in, or just ripped away at it to get to the gum inside, we’ve all had our experiences thumbing through a freshly opened pack to see …..[CONTINUE]

New Coke (1985 Recipe) Review

If you’ve been very active in the retroverse on social media, you probably already know that Coca-Cola got on the Stranger Things bandwagon and re-launched New Coke as a promotional tie-in with the Netflix series.  You may also know that they kinda underestimated the demand for New Coke, and the insane amount of traffic from people wanting to order it …..[CONTINUE]

Old Foods I Miss, Volume 1

I’m talking about all those awesome fast food items, chips, candies, snacks, and drinks from years gone by, and they’re always on my mind and driving me crazy!  And I don’t know it it helps, or just makes the cravings worse to talk about them, but I’m going to do it anyway. …..[CONTINUE]

Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Supercards ’87

Growing up in the mid-late ’80s, one of my greatest joys would come when I would go to the grocery store with my Mom and be able to pick up a new wrestling magazine.  It never mattered to me which one I got as long as I got one.  If you know anything at all about the glory days of …..[CONTINUE]

Some Retro Comic Book Ads

Flipping through the pages of old comic books is kinda like opening a time capsule. They are usually full of ads that feature pop culture icons, products that are fondly remembered, and some that jar no memory what so ever in our brains. Being a big fan of retro advertising in all forms, I am especially fond of slowly browsing …..[CONTINUE]

M.U.S.C.L.E. Toys as Featured in the 1986 Mattel Toy Dealer’s Catalog

Here are scans of the M.U.S.C.L.E. toys lineup as featured in the 1986 Mattel Toy Catalog.  Intended for retailers, Mattel’s dealer catalogs showcased all the latest and greatest releases, along with existing products within its various current (at the time) toy lines.  These are great photos of some of my favorites toys from the past.  Hope you enjoy them as well!

What I’ve Been Watching

Last Sunday, I settled in on the couch with my Queen, and we plowed through six movies.  It was a lazy day, and we just went from one movie to the next with no real rhyme or reason as to what we were watching.  It was so much fun, and something I hadn’t done in more than ten years.  We …..[CONTINUE]

Thoughts on the Riverdale Season 3 Finale

Well, we finally got around to watching the Season 3 finale of Riverdale last night, and I was a little underwhelmed.  The reveal of Chic as the Gargoyle King, with Penelope Blossom as the mastermind behind the whole thing both just seemed to come out of left field. I think Chic was inserted into the role for perceived shock value, …..[CONTINUE]

A Few Awesome Toy Ads From 1984

I was flipping through some old comics books the other day and came across some random title from 1984.  As I was flipping through it, I came across a bevy of kick-ass old advertisements.  These are too cool not to share, so here are five toy ads that I think you’ll like. …..[CONTINUE]

Saturday Morning Cartoons of 1985

Saturday mornings in 2019 are a far cry from the Saturday mornings of 1985.  Hell, it’s been that way since the late 1990’s when the networks started phasing out their cartoon lineups in favor of other programming on Saturdays.  I’m not sure what caused the change unless it was the fact that cable television was a staple in most homes …..[CONTINUE]