Be Street Retro Movies by Sosh

Be Street by Sosh

What happens when you mash together Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Last Action Hero, The Warriors, Jumanji, Wayne’s World 2, Mars Attacks, Robocop and Gremlins 2? The answer can be seen above in the artwork for the Be Street Retro Movies tour by Sosh which is showcasing classic movies at theatres across France in October and November 2014. As well as the main poster, they also have some fantastic “Greetings from…” art for each of the films too…

Back to the Future
Gremlins 2

You can see more of the art at the Be Street website. You should also check out the posters for the 2013 tour here, which ran Ghostbusters 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, E.T. and The Goonies.

Oh, and if you like this sort of thing, you could follow my Movie Posters board over at Pinterest which has almost 4000 posters which you might enjoy!

Saturday Frights – R.O.T.O.R. (1988)


Hey creeps! Apparently all of The Retroist was infected by some sort of Robocop induced hysteria this week. After much investigation I apparently was wrong about the cause of the outbreak being linked to expired frozen yogurt ingested in front of a shrine dedicated to Peter Weller (there were toenail clippings and a Buckaroo Banzai comic involved), and instead it was the more mundane occurrence of revisiting a classic that is getting the remake “treatment” (which is hitting theaters whose clientele doesn’t include zombies, punks and the criminally insane). Oh, and that shrine? Let’s just say that The Projectionist chooses to spend his nights in a manner not fit for polite society.

So, far be it from me to keep the joys of Robocop from being passed on to you ghouls here at The Vault. What’s that? You think we are actually going to screen a stone cold classic like Robocop tonight! Hahaha…you fiends are adorable! But, our film does feature a robot that is also a cop…it also features the world’s buffest Rogue impersonator, robot lassoing, Beach Boys references…and Shoeboogie.

Sometimes I get MAD to the MAX when I can't recall where I've seen a similar images...

Sometimes I get MAD to the MAX when I can’t recall where I’ve seen a similar images…

So sit back, choke down a garbage can sized cup of soda and let 1988’s R.O.T.O.R. take you on a magical journey!

There’s 8 more parts that follow that video above…I wager you won’t be clicking those.

RoboCop – The Honest Trailer


One final RoboCop post from me (for now!) before The Retroist reverts to normal operation. In preparation for watching the RoboCop reboot, I watched the original a few nights ago. It remains a brilliant movie and I love every moment but there is plenty to lampoon about the film.

Like ED-209’s baby cry as the stairs beat him, or the excessive use of blood squibs, or the wonderful use of toxic waste.

But don’t take my word for it, the guys at Screen Junkies have put together this Honest Trailer that tells it like it is.

Super-Team Family Presents… Robotman and RoboCop

Robotman and Robocop

I was browsing through the many images filling my Pinterest wall this morning and I noticed a series of “team-up” images for comics. Iron Man and James Bond, Snoopy Vs. Enemy Ace and many more interesting but unlikely creations.

Following the links in the images brought me to Super-Team Family… The Lost Issues, a website dedicated to the greatest team-ups that never happened… but should have! And what a site! There are more than 1000 team-ups to view in this blog, and all appear to have been created by Ross Pearsall.

Presented above is my favourite of his RoboCop mashups with Alex Murphy and Cliff Steele pairing for The Ultron Ultimatum! Robocop also has fun with Batman, Spider-Man and The Thing in other covers.

Below are a couple of other covers to get you hooked. Aquaman and Godzilla and Conan Versus Predator are both comics that I would definitely read!

Super Team Family

For more of the same, check out Super-Team Family… The Lost Issues.

Glow-in-the-dark RoboCop Action Figure


Several RoboCop toys and action figures have been released throughout the years, but this 7″ tall glow-in-the-dark RoboCop action figure from NECA is one of the strangest. Sold as a Toys ‘R Us exclusive, this is a retro-styled version of “Night Fighter” RoboCop. He looks just like RoboCop.

Except he glows in the dark.

Which makes no sense.

Because RoboCop didn’t glow in the dark.

Believe it or not, this was not the first glow-in-the-dark RoboCop figure. In 1989, one with cap-firing capabilities was available as a mail away with proof of purchases.