In 1982, Sears tried to capitalize on the upcoming release of the film, Annie. They created a fashion line and some branded toys. Sadly the film and the merchandise would ultimately under-perform.
In 1982, McDonald's released a Playmobil Happy Meal. Ultimately they were supposed to release five toys, but after two they were recalled because they were a choking hazard.
I want to feel the warm golden metallic glow of the late seventies and early eighties. I want to be serenaded by soft music while tapping my foot on dark thick carpeting. I want to be surrounded by greenery while a light breeze blows through plantation shutters. I want to live the LeisureWave Aesthetic.
In 2010, seemingly out of nowhere Warren Beatty put on the yellow trench coat once again and played Dick Tracy in a one time TV special. Its a strange creation with an interesting reason for existing.
Pillsbury Fudge Jumbles were a delicious fudgey oatmeal treat that I was suspicious of at first when I was a kid. Under my Grandmother's watchful eye, they would soon win me over and turn me into a lifelong fan.
Perhaps not as well-known as her fellow artist and husband, Jim Roslof, Laura Roslof was an early contributor to the art that would define Dungeons & Dragons.
A rumor stared circulating years ago that the makers of Dungeons & Dragons were trying to copyright the word, Nazi. This turned out not be true, but the background of why is a pretty interesting story.
In the early Seventies, Coca-Cola ran this ad touting its association with a selection of unique and not so unique burger combinations. Let's take a look at what paired well with a bottle of ice cold Coke in the "Me" decade.
I collect a lot of what I think are interesting facts over the course of a year. Typically I just left them in a doc to use in the future, but this year I thought I would share them here on the blog.
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.