April 20, 2019

Weekly Wrap-Up


Another week has come to a close here at Retro Ramblings, and that means it’s time for the wrap-up.  The wrap-up is where I hit the highlights from the previous week, talk about some upcoming stuff on the site, and share some fun retro content I’ve found in my travels around the web that week.  Let’s get to it….


New Posts at Retro Ramblings This Week

My Earliest Video Game Memories – I took a trip back in time to when I first played Nintendo, and those first games that instantly hooked me on the system and video gaming in general.

Top 5 Tuesday:  Favorite Happy Meal Toys – I used this week’s Top 5 Tuesday post to look back at my favorite Happy Meal toys from McDonalds through the years.  Check it out and see if any of mine would make YOUR list of favorites.  Dave at Banzai Retro Club played along this week, and you can check out his Top 5 choices here.

TV Guide Fall Preview:  1984 – I uploaded full scans of every page of fall previews from the 1984 TV Guide Fall Preview issue.  There were a lot of iconic shows that debuted that year, and there are first looks at shows like Night Court, The Cosby Show, Airwolf, and more.  I’ll be adding more and more years in the coming weeks.

Do You Remember Morning Funnies Cereal? – A look back at the short lived Morning Funnies cereal that I enjoyed in the late 80’s.

Check Out This Cool Selection of Character Sleeping Bags From 1984 – Full scans of 3 pages from the 1984 Sears Wish Book featuring a ton of sleeping bags featuring properties like Knight Rider, Masters of the Universe, Cabbage Patch Kids and more.


Coming Up on Retro Ramblings

I’ve got some news that I’m very happy to announce, and that is Joel Geraghty is bringing his Chrononaut Chronicles, his old school wrestling reviews, to Retro Ramblings!  He does an awesome job at bringing these old wrestling shows we all loved back to life, and I’ve been a big fan of his for a while.  He is kicking things off here with his first post on Retro Ramblings by looking back at one of my favorite shows, Clash of the Champions 1 from 1988!  You can look for that to hit the site on Tuesday, but until then, you can check out some of his work at Scott’s Blog of Doom, and his own site at The Chrononaut Chronicles.

As for me, I’ve got some stuff lined up for this week including an installment of Retro Comic Book ads, where I go back through a random comic from the past and go through all the fun old ads.  This week’s Top 5 Tuesday post is on My Favorite Retro Modes of Transportation.  Then on Wednesday I’m looking back at a fun old featured of grocery stores everywhere, and to late in the week I’ll be remembering my favorite Nintendo game, since I spent so much space talking about Nintendo earlier this week.

The Best of the Rest

I ran across a lot of cool retro stuff this week, so here are the links to what I dug the most.

Which Fast Food Chains Sold These Menu Items Quiz – MeTV
Action Figure Reclamation Project Phase 2 – Hoju Koolander
Tiny Tributes to Minor Monsters, #1 – Dinosaur Dracula
Nor’Easter With a Temper:  Remembering the Blizzard of 1996 – Retroist
In Defense of Fester’s Quest – Retrojunk
The Great Sci-Fi Toy Slump of 1979 – Plaid Stallions
41 Things You Definitely Had in Your Bedroom in the 90’s – BuzzFeed Rewind
80’s Show, Critters, is Making a Comeback – Like Totally 80’s
Kickstarter:  Toy Sales Add Up to Billions – Battlegrip
30 Awesome Record Ads From the 1970s – Flashbak
22 Wacky ‘As Seen on TV’ Products Sold By K-Tel in the 1970s – MeTV
Trading Card Treasures Volume 2 – Hoju Koolander
Five Retro TV Commercials Part 20 – Dinosaur Dracula
Do You Remember These 80’s Horror Novels? – Like Totally 80’s
The Joy of Lunchables – Retrojunk
The Secret Reason McDonald’s Cokes Taste Better Than All the Other Cokes – Do You Remember


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