LEGO Brings The Goonies, Gremlins, E.T. And More To Dimensions!

The brand new E3 trailer for the upcoming characters that will be offered for LEGO Dimensions is going to make your jaw drop to the floor with the amount of 80s icons this new trailer is packing!

I mean we have Mr. T from the A-Team – driving the that legendary van from the TV series!
Mr. T - The A Team - LEGO Dimensions

Sloth from The Goonies!
The Goonies - Sloth - LEGO Dimensions

Gizmo from Gremlins!
Gizmo - Gremlins - LEGO Dimensions

Ethan Hunt From Mission Impossible?! I know that is 1996 and all but still amazing!
Ethan Hunt - Mission Impossible

I can barely contain my excitement…I thought the Midway Arcade expansion for that game couldn’t be topped. I guess I was wrong!

[Via] LEGO Dimensions

If They Could Transform: The Art of Darren Rawlings


A recent Knight Rider post here at The Retroist received a comment that suggested that KITT might be the first Cylon from the universe of Battlestar Galactica. This amused me enough to search the internet for more about this theory and I certainly found some interesting theories and fan-art but nothing to suggest the two were in any way linked.

And then I found the deviantArt website of Darren Rawlings and the image above. As it happens, I don’t think the artist intended this image of KITT as a transformed robot to look like a cylon, but that red strip in its eyes sure does make it look the part!

Even if the intent was not there, the artwork is still amazing, and best of all, KITT isn’t the only vehicle in the series.

If they could transform...

The GMC van from The A-Team, Back to the Future’s Delorean, Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters and General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard are all wonderful pieces of art and I would love to hang a series of these on a wall at home!

Take a look at the artist dA website for even more pieces including Herbie, Scooby Doo’s Mystery Machine, the Starsky & Hutch Grand Torino, the Party Wagon from TMNT, the Mach 5 from Speed Racer… the list is amazing and continues to be added to!

Star Wars vs. the opening themes of 80’s TV shows

The Star Wars

There is no shortage of Star Wars mashup videos littered across the internet and they are normally of the “watch once and forget” variety. However, those of you with a certain nostalgia for 80’s TV shows and their ever-so-catchy theme tunes might enjoy what the Star Wars Mashup Channel has put together on Youtube.

Get ready for Star Wars visuals mixed to the intros of The Love Boat, MacGyver, Airwolf (Imperials and Rebels!), the A-Team and Dallas!

If you like these, check out the Star Wars Battle Tribute on the same channel which mixes The Prodigy track Voodoo People to various battles from the Star Wars saga.