This Superbowl ad was leaked early with a teaser and it caused the internet to explode with so much speculation on there being a Ferris Bueller’s Day Off sequel that Honda decided to release the whole trailer to appease the fans.
It was a good choice because:
1) Now I want to buy a Honda vehicle.
2) It’s awesome to see Matthew Broderick engaging again in Ferris Bueller shenanigans.
A big round of thanks to Vinnie Rattolle over at the Gremlins Wiki for that ad you see up top. Retroist regular Doug had an excellent post concerning Christmas Movies on Thursday. It jogged my memory banks in regards to this set of storybooks and records that Hardee’s sold during the release of Gremlins…which as you know is takes place during the Christmas holiday.
I still have the set of Gremlins book and records somewhere in my house…though it’s been quite a while since I’ve seen them to be honest. I should pull them out and give them a listen tomorrow morning perhaps?
Thanks to Canibaloxide over on YouTube for sharing this commercial on YouTube!
Last week I ran the Arcade Flyer for Galaxian. Today I was pulling out a box from the closet that contained some Atari 2600 cartridges and I found one for Galaxian. I honestly didn’t remember ever owning this…so this might be a case where in High-School I bought one of my friend’s collections and it sadly was just never put in it’s proper place.
I’ve remedied that situation this afternoon and I have to say it’s a pretty good port of the classic arcade game.
I do know for a fact I had never have seen this awesome TV commercial for the Atari 2600 home port until now! You will notice they are showing the game play from the Atari 5200.
Now let’s take a moment to check out some nice box art, for the Atari 2600 we have:
Normally the Atari 2600 and 5200 were at least similar in design, I think the 5200 wins with this artwork, if I owned a van this would be painted on the side of it.
As always a huge thanks to AtariAge for the box art and to Dig That Box RETRO for uploading the commerical over on YouTube.
Now back in my youth when I saw that ABC was going to show Robocop on television…I couldn’t fathom how they were going to show this awesome but incredibly violent film. Surprisingly they did a pretty good job on the edits, I personally do not think they hurt the narrative of the film in the least. The great Paul Verhoeven might disagree with me though.