Weekly Rewind for the Week of March 12th, 2023
It has been a pretty productive week. Between re-creating pages and capturing images from Conan the Barbarian (1982), I’ve gotten quite a lot accomplished.
I also released the quick take on The Cheerleaders (1973).
I have been re-creating the Megami Tensei pages, though I am still a LONG way away from getting them where I need them to be. And they are still only a shadow of what they were before.
I pull a lot of the items about gaming and movie news here from a number of sources: The Atari Age forums, Retro Indie News, Time Extension, IGN, Retro Hour podcast, Itch.io, Facebook, Twitter, etc. What shows up here will change weekly depending on what I happen to find in the wild. I try to include the original sources in the links.
Chuck E. Cheese uses Floppy Disks to Program Animatronic Band
Stewart Coonrad, a Chuck E. Cheese employee posted a video of updating the animatronic system. Since they are remodeling, the old system will be replaced, but he wanted to show the process…using floppy disks and CDs.
Daily Drop Roundup
You can get daily drops in your socials wherever you live. First Facebook link is the the Nostalgia Drop page, and the second is to the group. The group is more fun.
The Peanut Butter Solution (1985)
March 12th, 2023
When a kid loses his hair after seeing ghosts, they visit him in a dream with the ingredients to a potion to grow hair. His best friend decides to grow some hair “down there.” It comes with a dark side, though, in that paintbrush makers want to kidnap the kids to make brushes.
March 13th, 2023
The 6502 processor powered everything from the Atari 8bit computers and consoles, the original Nintendo Entertainment System, the Commodore 64 and Apple II line of computers. It was the little processor that could.
March 14th, 2023
Remember the craze of the Cabbage Patch Kids? Well, the Koosas craze never really caught on. They were animal versions of the Cabbage Patch kids, which were intended to be pets for the CPKs. Which is kind of weird because they were pretty much CPKs with ears.
March 15th, 2023
1988 was a crazy year for Mattel, and nothing proves just how crazy it was like the Food Fighters action figures. The design team came up with anthropomorphic food dressed in military fatigues and made up the Kitchen Commandos and Refrigerator Rejects.
March 16th, 2023
Rick Springfield is an American musician and actor. Among 80s kids, he is primarily known for the song “Jessie’s Girl,” but for those who are a little older, he is known for his roles on General Hospital, Supernatural, and Californication. He is still making music and acting.
Mr. Do’s Castle
March 17th, 2023
After collecting all of the cherries in Mr. Do, Universal decided to take their Dig Dug-inspired character into medieval times. In the game, Mr. Do pushes ladders around to collect collecting cherries and avoiding evil unicorn monsters.
Fisher Price Roller Skates
March 18th, 2023
With Xanadu and Roller Boogie on the big screen, it is no wonder that Fisher Price wanted to get in on the roller skating action! Now, your kids could join Olivia Newton John and Linda Blair skating in big circles around the rink like the big kids.
Rolly Crump (1930-2023)
Rolly Crump was a Disney animator who played a large part in the design of Disneyland, including the It’s a Small World ride.
He passed away on March 12th, 2023.
John Jakes (1932-2023)
John Jakes is a historical fiction author best known for his series North and South trilogy which was made into an extremely successful television mini-series.
He passed away on March 11th, 2023.
Bobby Caldwell (1951-2023)
Bobby Caldwell as a singer and songwriter known for the 1978 hit “What You Wouldn’t Do for Love.”
He passed away on March 14th, 2023.
Lance Reddick (1962-2023)
Lance Reddick was an American actor and musician known for playing Cedric Daniels on The Wire and Charon in the John Wick franchise.
He passed away on March 17th, 2023.