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What The Retroist Means To Me By The Nerdy Blogger

“Friendship…is born at the moment when one man says to another “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself…” – C. S. Lewis, The Four Loves

Three years ago, I stumbled across the Retroist site via the facebook page. I’d not found another site filled with such glorious retro content. As a self-diagnosed retro junkie with few other friends that also enjoy geeking out over slightly old things, I’d found my people.

Retro video games, classic D&D, TV and films I only vaguely remember, as well as new-to-me films/shows to watch…it’s like being a kid in a candy store. I’ve discovered so many things that I love through The Retroist site–things I would have missed otherwise.

I’m also a podcast addict. The Retroist Podcast quickly shot through the roof to become my favorite podcast. Upon discovery, I binged the podcast catalog over the course of 2 months. The addiction is real, friends.

Aside from the podcast, I am constantly impressed with the amount and quality of content put forth by the Retroist team. I learn something new every time I stop by the site. However, I think the part I enjoy the most are the fun anecdotes recorded by the Retroist contributors. I often find myself reading along and saying, “Whoa, me too!” It’s nice to find other people who get you.

For this reason, I chose the opening quote from C. S. Lewis. In my adult life, I’ve met a few souls to which I could say, “What! You too?”. I’m happy to report that many of those people are here at The Retroist. There aren’t too many people I’ve met online that I would confidently say that I’d love to meet in person. I’d grab an Ecto Cooler with any of the fine folks I’ve encountered through the Retroist site.

[Via] RPGs For Raccoons

This New Year’s Eve, I raise my glass to everyone here at The Retroist site. You all are my people. Here’s to many more years of retro fun, quality writing, and a celebration of all things nostalgia.
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1989 New Ghostbusters Movie Mystery Sweepstakes

The Real Ghostbusters animated series was pretty special. Not just because it helped expand the Ghostbusters universe. But furthermore produced a myriad offering of toys, coloring books, and of course tasty food products. Like Ecto-Cooler and the official cereal.
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I personally believe that the animated series helped to actually get Ghostbusters II made. The animated series ran from 1986 until 1991. While it originally started as a Saturday morning cartoon – it quickly became syndicated. Which in fact meant that every afternoon more and more children were itching to see more busting of ghosts!
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The popularity of that vintage show – not to mention toy sales, must have helped the filmmakers decide to push ahead on a sequel. In particular in this case they probably saw the amount of money a sequel could make. I can remember how excited I was when I first saw that Ghostbusters II trailer.

[Via] Myx Movie

Ghostbusters II would have an impressive amount of tie-in products. You had Coca-Cola and Hardee’s. In addition to Ralston’s aforementioned Ghostbusters cereal. It was Ralston that came up with the idea of including a small 33 1/3 record in boxes.
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It featured none other than Maurice Lamarche voicing his character from The Real Ghosbusters as Dr. Egon Spengler. In addition it also showcased Rob Paulson. The latter acted sort of as a host with Egon asking the listeners trivia questions about Ghostbusters II.
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Bear in mind this was a sweepstakes however, so it meant some prizes were up for grabs. What were they? You could win a visit to the headquarters but in addition also meet a “Real” Ghostbuster!

[Via] Chris J

How would you like to listen to those Ghosbusters Movie Mystery Sweepstakes records?


There were two different sweepstakes records produced. One was white hued and the other had yellow-gold color. They had different questions on them but thanks to Vinnie Donadio we can listen to them right this minute.