Welcome back once again for another edition of the Retro Round Up! This is where I look back at the previous week here on Retro Ramblings, and look ahead to some stuff I’ve got coming up, as well as throw out some links to some of the cool retro posts and articles I’ve stumbled across on the web recently.
So let’s start with looking back at some of the newest content here on Retro Ramblings. If you haven’t already, I hope you give them a look and leave some of your thoughts and memories in the comments section on each post.
What you may have missed:
Music Monday: Week of February 19 – Eric Vardeman is doing a great job here on the site, and his ongoing look back at the Billboard charts from 35 years ago in 1983, accompanied by playlist, is fascinating. It’s fun to look back at how quickly and slowly some of the iconic songs of the time period rise and fall on the charts.
Forgotten Food: Dr. Pepper Gum of the 1980’s – You all know by now, that one of the most nostalgic things for me is food. Especially food that we no longer have with us, and this post was all about one of my favorite bubble gum’s of the 80’s.
Nintendo Nostalgia: Castlevania 2, Simon’s Quest – A look back at my absolute favorite video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System, Simon’s Quest.
Nintendo Nostalgia: Retro Ad for the Game Genie – The Game Genie changed the way we played video games back in the day, and in this post I detail the memories of the first time I got my hands on one, and a kick ass old print ad for it to go along with the post.
1983 NBC Saturday Morning Cartoons Lineup – This is one gorgeous ad from the early 80’s detailing all the new and returning cartoons to the Saturday morning lineup in 1983.
Back When Pizza Hut Was An Experience: The Video! – Since the Pizza Hut article has been the biggest smash on the site all time, I thought it was only fitting that it be the subject of my first YouTube video. It’s a video version of the article where I detail all the things that made Pizza Hut great in the 80’s. IF you watch it, do me a solid and subscribe to my channel while you’re there. I’ve got a lot more videos on the way that I don’t think you’ll want to miss.
Retro Round Table: Favorite Television Shows of the 90’s – Some of my friends and colleagues returned once more to share their opinion on a subject, and we tackled our favorite TV shows of the 90’s. Many thanks to Jason Gross, Hoju Koolander, and Eric Vardeman for taking part as always.
What’s coming up:
Like I said above, since I’ve started my YouTube channel, I’ve been planning out future videos to do, and the next one is going to be a review of the new Jolt Cola. Along with the review of the new drink, I’ll be going into the history of the drink that debuted in 1985. Keep your eyes peeled for that one coming soon.
On the blog this coming week are several fun things. On Monday, I’ve got a post with a whole host of old Masters of the Universe toy commercials, and it’s kind of a simple timeline of the progression of the line. Then on Tuesday, it’s more Nintendo Nostalgia with a look back at ExciteBike. When Wednesday rolls around, I lament the fact that there aren’t any more fat pro wrestlers to get behind and cheer. Thursday, it’s more Forgotten Food when I talk about Oatmeal Swirlers, and on Friday, I’ve got something really cool to share. I found a M.A.S.K. mini-comic, sweepstakes, and merchandise catalog tucked inside a comic book from 1986. I’ve scanned all of it, and it will drop on Friday for your enjoyment. If you’re afraid you’ll miss any of this, be sure to subscribe to the blog. Or if you’re the social media type, then you can Like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter and you won’t have to worry about missing a thing!
Retro around the web:
Now I’m certainly not the only one putting our fun retro content. The web seems to be full of it these days. I spend a fair amount of time surfing around seeking it out, and here is some of the fun things I’ve come across in the past week.
17 Fast Food Promotional Items That You Totally Forgot You Had Growing Up – Buzzfeed Rewind
4 Frightening Facts About MOTU Slime – Dinosaur Dracula
Drive-In Theater Memories: Vintage Ads and Marquees – Flashbak
16 Things to Reminisce About the Original Roseanne – Like Totally 80’s
Scooby Doo Song and Dance Machine – Plaid Stallions
Pokemon Article Deep Dive – Pop Rewind
The 80’s Arcade: Bubble Shooting Games – Rediscover the 80’s
How Far Mobile Phones Have Come Since the 80’s – Rediscover the 80’s
What Retro Goodies Would I Spend a Lottery On? – Retromash
It’s Time for 1985’s The Sectaurs to Take Wing – Horror Movie BBQ
10 Little Mistakes You Never Noticed in the Brady Bunch – MeTV
Retro Magazine Roundup: Black Belt – Hoju Koolander
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