Exciting news appeared around the interwebs late last week from the revived Mego Corporation with news of their upcoming wave of retro-styled, highly articulated, cloth-costumed action figures! Mego was a…
In 1983, the box office was dominated by the final movie in the Star Wars Trilogy, Return of the Jedi. At home, Dallas was the TV show everyone was talking about and on the radio, The Police’s Every Breath you Take was burning up the charts.
The 80s were a magical time for comedy albums. Join me as I take a look back at some of my favorite.
The Apollo Theater is an iconic location that has entertained generations of fans of music and entertainment. Ted Fox and James Otis Smith's new graphic novel Showtime at the Apollo: The Epic Tale of Harlem's Legendary Theater gives us a delightful look at the location's vast history.
Let's take a look at a controversy that is over the 30 years old. Did Castlevania II rip off the art style of Ravenloft?
On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss the eighties comedy classic, "Trading Places." It is a perfect film to watch this holiday season. Even if you don't listen to the show, I hope this reminds you to rewatch the movie.
until this year, I didn't even know they recorded "Jingle Bell Rock" more than once! But yet, there it is, three versions!
They made a commercial for Q*bert the board game in 1983 that featured a live-action version of Q*bert. I would have watched this as a TV series.
A very Happy Atari Day to you all, friends - join us in celebrating both Steve Cartwright as well as one of his excellent games - 1983's Frostbite!
Nothing says Thanksgiving like 80's video game characters, right? At least that is how we see it here at the Retroist - so join us as we take a look at 1983's Thanksgiving for the Memories featuring Q*bert!
When the Atari 2600 dominated the video game market, Activision offered patches for those who reached high scores in their games. To get one, you simply needed to take a…