March 28, 2020

Jello Jigglers

Now I know that technically, this product hasn’t gone away.  You can use the jiggler recipe on whatever type of Jello you want to turn it into a jiggler version of that flavor.  But I guess what I miss is all the hype around the creation.  Jello put out quite a few dollars in marketing this “new” way to eat KEEP READING…

Space Ghost and Dino Boy

  Space Ghost is one of the most popular superheroes to come out of Saturday morning. Unlike comic book heroes Superman, Batman, and Spider-Man, Space Ghost originated on television, embodying animation in the ’60s. Legendary animator Alex Toth’s use of bright colors, sleek lines and an almost sinister costume gave Space Ghost an undefinable hipness that TV watchers immediately clung to. The hero’s name stemmed from the fact KEEP READING…

Nintendo Game Genie (1990)

The Game Genie was released by Galoob in 1990 for use with the Nintendo Entertainment System.  It was packed with a book of codes that were to be used in combination with the Nintendo games.  The codes would enhance the gameplay by allowing the player to activate advantages such as infinite live, invulnerability, super jumps, and many more features. Game KEEP READING…

Limited Edition Etch-A-Sketch’s Coming For it’s 60th Anniversary

Spin Master is teaming up with several iconic brands to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the legendary Etch-a-Sketch.  The company is working with Hasbro’s Monopoly brand, NASA, the estate of Stan Lee, and Rubik’s to produce these limited designs. Here are what each limited edition design entails: Etch A Sketch Monopoly Edition: As the classic board game celebrates its 85th anniversary, kids KEEP READING…

Can You Guess the Rerun Name?

Back in the day, hit television shows had multiple personalities. The notion of reruns was a fairly new concept in the 1960s. To avoid confusion, networks would retitle shows for their daytime reruns, so viewers would not mistake them for new episodes. Popular shows made it to syndication, so lots of classics have alternate titles. How well do you know KEEP READING…

Twin Peaks (1990)

“She’s dead. Wrapped in plastic.” If you’re the kind of couch spud that likes literal storytelling, that feels at your TV-viewing best when you’ve got a firm grasp on what you’re watching and total comprehension, then this wasn’t the show for you. According to its cultishly prodigious lore, the idea for Twin Peaks came about when writer/producer Mark Frost and writer/director David KEEP READING…

Swatch Introduces Their James Bond Collection

In celebration of the upcoming 25th Bond film, No Time To Die, Swatch is introducing a collection of 007 themed watches based on previous installments of the film franchise. Each of these special edition watches is plastic-based and quartz powered.  The six models represent Dr. No, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Moonraker, License to Kill, The World is Not Enough, KEEP READING…

Walking Tall Movie Ads

I miss what I call the “glory days” of TBS back in the late ’80s through the early ’90s.  Those days when they would show cool old movies from the Turner collection and the Walking Tall series is a great example.  They always done a fine job of advertising their programming in TV Guide, and below is a great example.  KEEP READING…

The Royal Rumble

With this year’s Royal Rumble coming up this weekend, I thought it would be a good time to think back on some of my favorite Royal Rumble memories and share them with you.  And what better way to do that than in this week’s Friday Five.  Without further ado, here are five of my favorite Royal Rumble memories. Royal Rumble KEEP READING…

Saved by the Bell Trading Cards

In this latest episode of Wax Pack Flashback, you can watch me open a pack of Saved by the Bell trading cards from 1992.  Saved by the Bell was one of my favorite shows in that era, and my Saturday morning TV viewing revolved around it.  Watch along and see what I find inside.

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