February 17, 2019

Retro Rambler’s Weekly Wrap Up for Aug 25

Well another week has come and gone in the world of the Retro Rambler, and with it came some new experiences, and a few old ones as well.  First off, as I guess you can tell, Retro Ramblings is back up and running.  Hopefully, I can keep it on a regular basis again.  As for the new experiences, I got to enjoy my first eclipse this week like almost everyone else.  However, I do remember while in kindergarten all the way back in 1984, we were taken out on the playground to watch an eclipse of some kind.  I done a little research, and found this Wikipedia article about the annular eclipse of 1984.  So now I know, and knowing is half the battle!

One more bit from this week…we took our daughters out to eat at Pizza Hut before watching the eclipse on Monday, and I still get depressed every time I go into a Pizza Hut, because it’s just not the experience it used to be in the 80’s and early 90’s.  It got me to thinking and reflecting on how much it’s changed, so watch for an article about that sometime next week.

Before I get to the links this week, let me get a couple of plugs out of the way.  First off, my latest contribution at The Retroist went live on Monday, and features me looking back at some great toys in, Five Fun Matchbox Toys From Back in the Day.  Show me and The Retroist both some love by checking it out, and leave us a comment with your favorite Matchbox toy from back in the day.

The Retro Revival Blog Challenge will be returning starting next week, so if you are interested in participating, check back on Monday for the details for the first week’s topic!

I’ve added 30 new headers to the site, that’s right…30, so if you are interested in that sort of thing, keep refreshing the page to check them all out.  There’s a lot of retro goodness in all of them.

If you check out my author page here at Retro Ramblings, or over at The Retroist, or you see my new profile picture on Twitter and Facebook, you may ask yourself, where did he get that?  Well the cool Simpsons style rendering of your very own Retro Rambler came from a fantastic artist over on Fiverr named Sophia.  She can do one for you too for just five bucks, AND she gets it done and sent to you within 24 hours!  Now that’s service.  Check her out if you’re looking for a unique new avatar or profile picture.

With that, it’s time for the links!

For those of you who have been living under a rock, and don’t know what this is, this is the post I do each week highlighting the awesome retro themed content I’ve come across on the web in the last week.  There is always a lot of fun retro content that others are creating, and I like to show them love and recognition here for the hard work they put into their offerings that we all enjoy so much.


Back to School

Trapper Keeper:  The Ultimate 80’s School Supply – Rediscover the 80’s
Awesome School Assembly Memories – Hoju Koolander
11 School Games We Hope Children Still Play – MeTV
Novelty Toys Cleverly Disguised as School Supplies – Rediscover the 80’s
Retro School Supplies – Hoju Koolander
19 Totally 80’s School Supplies That Will Take You Back to the Reagan Era – MeTV
Memory Jogger Podcast Episode 7:  School Stories – Rediscover the 80’s
The Principal’s Office – Hoju Koolander
13 Attention Grabbing Titles of 1970’s and 80’s After School Specials – MeTV


New Shows Coming to the 2017 MeTV Fall Schedule – MeTV
20 Facts From the Beverly Hillbillies You Probably Didn’t Know – Do You Remember
10 Things You Probably Never Knew About T.J. Hooker – MeTV
Do You Remember the TV Show Tag Team? – Retroist
Vin Diesel is Bringing Back Miami Vice – Like Totally 80’s
Seth Myers is Rebooting “The Munsters” as a Bunch of Brooklyn Hipsters – MeTV
Attack of the Saved by the Bell Clones – Retro-Daze


Adam West’s Final Batman Movie Now Has a Release Date and a New Trailer – MeTV
The Cast of Dirty Dancing 30 Years Later – Buzz Feed Rewind
The Lost Boys Cast – Where Are They Now – Do You Remember
Best Summer Films of the 80’s – Rediscover the 80’s


Duck Tales Returns To Our Screens After 30 Years With a New Series – Do You Remember
Hero High – Saturday Mornings Forever
My Five All-Time Favorite Hanna Barbera Toons – Retro-Daze


G.I. Joe Accessories at Albertsons – Battle Grip
Five Fun Matchbox Toys From Back in the Day – Retroist
The Etch a Sketch Animator from Ohio Art (1986) – Toy Tales
Raiders of the Lost Toys – Hoju Koolander
The Incredible Miniature Worlds of View-Master – Flashbak
Super Friends Go All Galactic – Plaid Stallions
The Best of 80’s Toys – Like Totally 80’s
11 LEGO Moments That Defined LEGO Play We Know Today – The Brick Fan
Transformers TechnoBots Gift Set at Toys r Us in 1987 – Battle Grip


1985 Calling:  Tony Schiavone, George South, and One Magical Phone Call – Mid-Atlantic Gateway
The Big Bossman:  A Career Defined by Showing Up – Pro Wrestling Stories
Mid-South Wrestling December 16, 1982 – Blog of Doom
The “Terrible Andersons” – Mid-Atlantic Gateway
WWF Saturday Nights Main Event April 28, 1990 – Blog of Doom
The End of WCW and the Final Nitro – Pro Wrestling Stories

Everything Else

11 Iconic Product Mascots That Dramatically Changed Over Time – MeTV
49 Things That’ll Make Anyone Between the Ages of 32-39 Relive Their Childhood – Buzz Feed Rewind
80’s Fashion Lives on in 2017 – Like Totally 80’s
The 2017 General Mills Monster Cereals – Dinosaur Dracula
Pop Shoppe Memories – Pop Rewind
The U.K. Keeps Bringing the 80’s Back to Life – Like Totally 80’s
Old Fashioned Kitchen Tools That Kids Today Would be Puzzled By – Do You Remember
20 Totally Novelty Phones Worth Picking Up in the 80’s – MeTV
The Lost McMenu Items of the 1980’s – Like Totally 80’s

Stuff You May Have Missed From Retro Ramblings This Week

Vintage Ad for Remco’s Warlord Action Figures From 1985
Looking Back at Tales of the Gold Monkey
Did Anyone Ever Have a Rock Tumbler Like This?
Games I Wish Were Included on the SNES Classic
Fondly Remembering the Dark Crystal
1989 Commercial for Matchbox Connectables Cars
TV Guide Fall Preview Flashback:  Night Court from 1984

Well that does it for this week’s wrap up.  I hope you’ve found plenty you enjoyed on the link lists, and be back here next Friday for the next Weekly Wrap Up.



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I'm the Retro Rambler, and this is my online home where I relive all the stuff that made my childhood cool. I've never really grown up, and don't really want to either. Enjoy your stay here, and come back often to see the latest memories we're posting. Drop me a comment when something strikes you and we'll chat about it. Retro Ramblings....your childhood lives here.