Retro Rambler’s Weekly Wrap Up for First Week of 2018


Welcome to 2018 everyone, and I hope it is a great year for you.  Hopefully even better than whatever your 2017 was like.  I had a good year here on the blog, but it could have been much better if I had just stuck with what I had originally intended this place to be.  I’m not going to go into any details about all of that here in the Wrap Up, but you can read all about it in my post from a few days ago here:  The Past, Present & Future of Retro Ramblings.

Anyway, moving on the Wrap Up…in case you don’t already know, the Weekly Wrap Up is where I go over some highlights from the past week, and share all kinds of cool links to other fun retro content I’ve found in the previous seven days while surfing the net.  First up, in case you were busy during the holiday season and missed any of my latest posts, here they are:


Did You Miss These?

Best of Retro Ramblings 2017 – A look back at what was statistically the top posts of the past year here on the blog.

He-Man Sweat Suits From 1984 – A scan I posted of a page from the 1984 Sears Wish Book featuring He-Man clothing.

New Year’s Eve Countdown Specials of the Past – 3 videos of old countdowns from the 80’s and 90’s.

Top 5 Tuesday:  Fads I Was Into – A quick look at the fads of the 80’s and 90’s that I was way into.

Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Supercards ’87 – Scans of all 19 pages of PWI’s great coverage of Wrestlemania 3 and other supercards that year.

The Buffalo Bills’ Dramatic History in the Playoffs – I look back at two of the most exciting games in NFL playoff history, both featuring the Buffalo Bills.


Recent Uploads To the Retro Ramblings YouTube Channel

1985 Honey Nut Cheerios Commercial with Hulk Hogan
Fox New Year’s Eve Live from 1992
MTV’s 1992 New Year’s Eve Special
MTV’s 1982 New Year’s Eve Rock and Roll Ball
Ghostbusters II Toys at Hardee’s Commercial from 1989

Other Great Retro Stuff From Around the Web

I spend a great deal of my time roaming around the vastness of the internet looking for cool retro content and nostalgic stuff, so I come across a lot of fun stuff worth sharing.  For one, it gives you a chance to discover something you may not have stumbled across yet, and two, it helps put the spotlight on the creators.  I can tell you from experience, that a lot of work goes into writing these things and curating all the great retro themed content these guys and gals produce.  So here is some of the best that I’ve come across in the last week:


A New She-Ra Series is Coming From Netflix – Nerdist
Ready Yourselves, ‘The Animaniacs’ Are Coming Back – Buzzfeed Rewind
The Breakfast Club Hits Blu-Ray This Week – Like Totally 80’s
Fleetwood Mac is Reuniting For a Farewell World Tour in 2018 – Do You Remember?
Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Thought to Debut on WWE Network on January 8 – Mid-Atlantic Gateway

Comic Books

The 6 Greatest Batman Detective Stories – Nerdist
Totally Awesome:  The Greatest Cartoons of the 80’s is, Well, Totally Awesome! – Branded in the 80’s
Awesome Vintage Conan the Barbarian Comic Covers – Retrospace

Video Games

Meet the Voice Behind Mortal Kombat’s “Finish Him!” – Nerdist
Can 80’s Styled Arcades Make a Nationwide Comeback? – Like Totally 80’s
Confessions of a 1982 Video Game Junkie – Plaid Stallions


15 Forgotten Science Fiction TV Shows of the 1980’s – MeTV
Spooky Unsolved Mystery Segments, Part III – Dinosaur Dracula
Knight Rider at 30:: Goliath vs. K.A.R.R. – Rediscover the 80’s
Leave it to Beaver:  15 Things You Never Knew About This Classic Show – Do You Remember?
Top 10 Bigfoot/Sasquatch Documentaries of the 70’s – Retroist
11 Beloved TV Shows Turning 40 Years Old in 2018 – MeTV


Revisit Abandoned Drive-in Theaters That Haunt America’s Roadsides – MeTV
Interview with Scott Schwartz from ‘A Christmas Story’ and ‘The Toy’ – Rediscover the 80’s
40 Years Later ‘Saturday Night Fever’ Cast: Where Are They Now? – Do You Remember?
Visiting Hyatt’s Classic Video – Horror Movie BBQ


Star Wars and Snoopy Poster Art Packs in 1978 – Battle Grip
The 1978 AHI Toy Catalog – Plaid Stallions
The Toys That Made Us – Toy Tales
Tranformers Autobot Cars at Playland Toys Stores in 1984 – Battle Grip
Top Ten Toy Articles of 2017 – Toy Tales

Food Stuff

10 Fast Foods, Candies, and Snacks Turning 50 Years Old in 2018 – MeTV
15 Restaurant Chain Flops:  Some We Miss, Some We Don’t – Do You Remember?


1980’s Teenagers and Their Bedroom Walls – Flashbak
The 80’s Perm is Revisited in a Vogue Tribute – Like Totally 80’s
Pop Rewind 2017 Year in Review – Pop Rewind
Two Decades of Sleeping Bag Evolution:  From Peter Max to Skeletor – Flashbak


The All New Branded in the 80’s Podcast:  Star Wars Then and Now – Branded in the 80’s
PodStallions 58:  The Star Wars Holiday Special – Plaid Stallions


Well that does it for this week.  Let me know what cool retro content I need to check out for next week in the comments!