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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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!