It’s that time once again for me to share with you all of the fun retro-themed news, stories, and posts I’ve come across in my travels around the web over the last week!
In the News
- Netflix Releases He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Trailer
- Punky Brewster Sequel Series Cancelled by Peacock After One Season
- A New Smurfs Series is Coming to Nickelodeon in September
- Toys ‘R’ Us is Returning Once More
- Pluto TV is Adding Six New Channels to it’s Free Streaming Lineup
- 10 Original Versions of Popular Cover Songs (Listverse)
- Tribute to Lionel Kiddie City (Horror Movie BBQ)
- 5 of the Best High School Movies From the ’80s (Rediscover the ’80s)
- No Love for G.I. Joe’s Battle Force 2000? (The Retro Network)
- Classic Playmates Ninja Turtles! (20 Years Before 2000)
- A Brief History of JNCO Jeans (Mental Floss)
- 10 Terrible Father Figures in Comics (CBR)
- A History of the Speak and Spell (Retroist)
- Remember These Retro Air-Pop Popcorn Makers? (Click Americana)
- The Best Looney Tunes Cartoon Episodes of All Time (80s Toy Store)
- 4 Rebels Who Revolutionized Professional Wrestling (Pro Wrestling Stories)
- 5 Awesome Things on eBay This Week (Plaid Stallions)
If you enjoy The Weekend Edition here on Retro Ramblings, I highly suggest you check out WestWeekEver.com and read the weekly Pop Culture in Review post. It’s got even more pop culture news and William Bruce West’s writing always brings a smile to my face.
I also wanted to take just a little space to bring to your attention a podcast that just dropped from The Retro Network and Wizards: The Podcast Guide to Comics. This marks the 30th anniversary of Wizard magazine, so the Wizards podcast crew got together lots of the old Wizard staff for a round table discussion that was FANTASTIC for those of us who used to love that magazine or just ’90s comics in general. Be sure to go check it out and give it a listen if you were into that world back in the day!
Video of the Week
For this week’s video, I’m sharing one of those old Saturday morning cartoon previews shows that would usually air in primetime on Friday the night before the new season of cartoons started. I’m doing this to get everyone pumped up a little bit because in this week’s Friday Five post here on Retro Ramblings I’ll be highlighting five of my favorite ’80s cartoons. Look for that at the end of the week, but for now, enjoy this preview show for NBC’s Saturday morning lineup for 1987 starring ALF!