Incredible Hulk Instant Muscles were inflatable toy muscles you wore under your shirt. They could take you from zero to hulk bulked hero in just a few pumps. Sadly all that flexing and inflating was rough on these faux muscles, so not a lot of them have survived.
In 1982, a triumph of portable amateur photography hit the market, the Kodak Disc Camera. It would be greeted with much fanfare, but its reputation would quickly tarnish. So what went wrong with Disc Cameras?
Basic Programming for the Atari 2600 is a fascinating attempt to bring simple programming concepts to this low-powered system. Sadly it can be a frustrating experience for people trying it now, but back in the day it opened a very small window to what "could be" for many young wannabe programmers.
Happy Thanksgiving! On today's episode of the Retroist Podcast, I would like to talk to you about the late eighties holiday classic, Garfield's Thanksgiving.
Space Food Sticks did actually get their start as snacks for astronauts, eventually being utilized during a Skylab mission. Still they are more fondly and widely remembered as a commercial product with out of this world origins. So lets take a look back and celebrate this iconic treat.
Fast food restaurants no longer release collectible glasses like they did in the eighties. So through the magic of computers and poor art skills I attempt to capture what it might look like if they still did.
In 1982, during the height of E.T. mania, aired on CBS. Hosted by Robin Williams, it is an energetic tour of many sci-fi films and a snapshot of early 80s film famdom.
I finally return to the arcade, this time covering the vector-based masterpiece Tempest. I might be terrible at this game, but I am in love with its aesthetics.
In 1967, a new snack was born, the potato crisp known as the Pringle. Of course, an innovative snack like this needs a great mascot and they came up with a mustachioed character to adorn their new snack's cylindrical container. But do you know the name of this old timey looking fella? The answer might surprise you.
Happy Days introduced two sisters to the show that are still fondly remembered today, Pinky and Leather Tuscadero. Let's take a quick look back at these side characters and the out sized impact they had on the show.