Retroist Tempest Podcast

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.

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What is the name of the Pringles Mascot?

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.

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Pinky and Leather Tuscadero

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.

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Six Flags Great Adventure Fright Fest (1995)

In October of every year since 1992, Six Flags Great Adventure becomes costumed with the sights and sounds of Halloween during their annual haunt festival. In 1995, I visited for the first time and enjoyed it thoroughly.

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Retroist Werewolf Podcast

On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I talk about the 1987 TV horror show, Werewolf. This was a one season wonder produced by Frank Lupo that was part of…

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Peanuts Pumpkin Carols

Are you not happy with your sing-a-long options during the Halloween season? In 1966, the Peanuts released a set of Pumpkin Carols that should help this season be a bit more musical.

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Retro Arcade Games on Magnum PI

In the 1984 episode of Magnum PI, Jororo Farewell, Magnum PI works to prevent the kidnapping of the prince of Jororo. His work takes him to an interesting location, the local arcade.

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