A big thanks to Kotaku for the heads up on this wonderful little video by Rob Beschizza, for BoingBoing. Music is Rob’s MIDI homage to “Mad World,” by Tears for Fears. I have experienced most of these video game deaths over and over and over again.
My friends and I spent many a High-School afternoon and almost all of my disposable income playing this awesome 4-player arcade game from Data East. As always a huge thanks to The Arcade Flyer Archive for the great scanned flyer you see below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC6E8-96q0U
Whilst exploring underground caverns you chance upon a deep black pool. A ripple in the mirror-smooth surface draws you closer to the edge – a powerful hand slides out and swiftly drags you under! It is the hand of Thelric, master of magic, plunging you into his strange mythical world […]
Welcome to the Retroist Teddy Ruxpin Podcast. On today’s show we talk all about the classic 1980s/1990s talking toy, Teddy Ruxpin. We talk about the creation of this amazing toy and the talented people behind it. We also talk about the TV shows based on Teddy and his different versions. […]
I remember seeing footage of how crazy Moscovites were for McDonalds when they first opened there doors there. I imagine that if we only had one in the entire United States, instead of what I think is maybe 33 zillion, they might develop a crowd as well.
Alex Robinson shared this very cool mini comic by Asuf Hanuka over on the Retroist Facebook page (you should be sharing stuff there as well). The comic captures what it feels like in the 1980s to be overwhelmed by the sheer joy of consumerism in the 1980s only to have […]
After watching all those Republic Spider-Man serials in B&W I am very excited to see that our favorite web slinger is finally getting that technicolor release he deserves. Great vintage styling by Timothy Lim. [via] Ninjaink: The Art of Timothy Lim
The extremely famous, universally-memorized Flintstones opening theme song (“Flintstones / meet the Flintstones / they’re the modern Stone Age family…”) wasn’t used until the show’s second season. Before that, they used this one, lost to history.