Dragon's Lair Crop

This Dragon’s Lair Illustration By Phillip Light Is Fantastic!

I like fan art quite a bit and I absolutely love Dragon’s Lair so when you have such talented artists like Phillip Light providing an illustration that looks like it belongs on the cover of a 1960s spy thriller I really have no choice but to share it.

Dragon's Lair - Phillip Light

From Phillip Light’s Tumblr: “I was part of a Don Bluth Tribute show at A Little Known Shop in Anaheim, California! I did a piece inspired by the amazing arcade game, Dragon’s Lair!”

Make sure to visit Phillip’s Tumblr for more of his fantastic artwork featuring character from Dragonball Z to some of our most favorite Nintendo Icons! A big thanks to the IInside the Dragon’s Lair Facebook page for the heads up on the artwork.

Alien - Mystery Minis - Funko

Do You Remember The Time When TRON and Alien Met?

I’ve already made quite a few posts talking about how much love Funko is showering on characters like the Rocketeer as has Rob O’Hara with Ghostbusters and I See Robots on their ReAction figure series. I can honestly say that Funko is doing their very best to make sure that I keep my eyes peeled whenever I visit my local book or toy store.

The other day while visiting the bookstore my Wife spotted two lonely boxes for Funko’s Science Fiction Mystery Minis. These were the first time I had actually seen them and when she pointed out that the Rocketeer was one of the possible figures I could obtain I quickly made my way to the check out. Now sadly my chances of pulling a Rocketeer from the box were 1 in 72 boxes but even if the two in my hand didn’t contain a mini version of Cliff Secord there were enough characters…like all of them…that I wouldn’t mind adding them to my collectibles shelf at home.

Images courtesy of Funko.

Images courtesy of Funko.

So sitting in the cafe I tore open the first box, not daring to look at what might be peeking up at me…to find the mini figure inside a black plastic bag…so I tore it open just enough to get my fingers within and withdrew the Xenomorph from Alien!

Alien B - Mystery Minis - Funko

Opening the last box I repeated the same steps but this time luck was with me, sadly I didn’t find the Rocketeer, but as I slowly uncurled my fist seeing TRON looking back at me was still quite the thrill.

Tron - Mystery Minis - Funko

Tron B - Mystery Minis - Funko

The best part about TRON? He glows in the freaking dark!

Tron - Glow in the Dark - Mystery Minis - Funko

I’m going to have to try and find a store in my neck of the woods that carries these bad boys, not just because of the chance to get that Rocketeer but to add the likes of Malcom Reynolds, Robocop, the Metaluna Mutant, and Predator to my collection.

Secret Wars #10 - Marvel Comics

Marco D’Alfonso Tops This Original Secret Wars Cover!

A couple of days ago a friend to the site sent me an e-mail with a link to Marco D’Alfonso deviantART page, in particular his homage to one of my absolute favorite comic covers of all time which is Secret Wars #10, the artist has switched the inspiring image of Doctor Doom refusing to fall at the might of the Beyonder to a cover befitting a Star Wars comic with Darth Vader against the Emperor.

Images courtesy of Marco D'Alfonso.

Images courtesy of Marco D’Alfonso.

This was done as part of Comic Book Resources The Line It Is Drawn series where various artists undertake projects suggested by the readers and for this 190th in the series it was all about Comic Book Cover Homages.

Make sure to check out the amazing artwork Marco has on his deviantART page…but one of the best has to be this team-up with Marvel’s the Punisher and Bambi.

Bambi - The Punisher - Marco D'Alfonso


Saturday Frights Podcast Episode 030 (Critters)

Welcome back friends to the Saturday Frights Podcast! Each podcast my co-host, the Projectionist and I will discuss a particular horror movie or horror themed TV episode from the Retroist Vault. For this episode I am on my own however as the Projectionist is still ill, I give a full synopsis for 1986’s “Critters” as well as mentioning the notable cast and crew…plus the Projectionist was kind enough to leave some choice drive-in ads from the Phillip Cary library!

If you have any suggestions for topics you would like for us to cover in the future or comments, email them to me at VicSage@Retroist.Com. You can also follow me on Twitter and on Facebook. The Projectionist may be reached at https://www.facebook.com/projectionist.haunteddrivein if you have any comments or questions for the shadowy cinephile from Haddonfield.

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Retro Radio Memories Podcast – Episode 004 (To Be Perfectly Frank)

Welcome back friends to the Retro Radio Memories podcast! Each week we will briefly discuss a classic old time radio show before sharing said program with you listeners. This week we present an episode of “To Be Perfectly Frank” that was originally broadcast back in 1954, a radio music program hosted by none other than Frank Sinatra. I am afraid that the Projectionist is still feeling poorly and was not able to join me for this episode.

If you have any suggestions for radio programs you would like for us to cover in the future or comments, email them to me at VicSage@Retroist.Com. You can also reach me on Twiter and Facebook.

Music on the show was provided by Peachy (the Sammy Davis Jr. of Wales), if you have musical needs why not contact Peachy at Peachy@Retroist.Com? And “Like” him on his Facebook page.

The Road Warrior - Imp Awards

Hold On While You Watch This Road Warrior Featurette On Stunts

I was lucky enough to watch The Road Warrior when it was originally released in 1982 and back then it was totally advertised as that with no mention of it being a sequel to George Miller’s 1979 classic Mad Max. Thanks to the Movie Channel airing Mad Max though as soon as The Road Warrior began my Father and I turned to each other in excitement with the realization we were about to see the continuing journey of that broken man known as Max.

With a new Mad Max film barreling our way this May it seemed the right time to share this behind the scenes look at the Stunt Work for the Road Warrior. This was originally made available on the Special Edition VHS for Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and gives us a taste of just how dangerous it was for the stuntmen filming those thrilling action scenes.

[Via] Jay Vee

A big thanks as always to IMP Awards for the image of the original Road Warrior theatrical poster.

The Rocketeer - Giovi Lee

The Rocketeer By Giovi Lee

I think I’ve stated on the site once or twice before that I am a huge fan of the Rocketeer. So when I stumbled across this bit of digital artwork by Giovi Lee I felt I should share his tribute to the late great Dave Stevens’ iconic character with you all.

All images courtesy of Giovi Lee.

All images courtesy of Giovi Lee.

Lee states on his Blog that this was created for a course on game modeling and he wanted to present and aged look at Cliff Secord. Looking at his artwork I can’t help but wonder what it might have been like to have seen Stevens bring his character closer to modern day, perhaps Secord would even have assembled a small group of trusted aides to help him keep the world safe, as it always seemed he found himself acting as hero, serving as a wise leader to a new generation of Rocketeers?

The Rocketeer - Aged Cliff - Giovi Lee

Make sure to check out Giovi Lee’s blog by following the link provided up top to see some more of his fantastic work for the likes of Tron, Batman, Blade Runner, and more.