Friday, November 7, 2014

The Weekly Links: Mini Flux Capacitor Kickstarter, Run-DMC Comic Book, Game Console Transformers

Welcome to another edition of The Weekly Links, your weekly source for the best '80s content on the web! I've been under the weather this week, but that's not prevented me from cataloging some great articles to share. My partner in '80s crime Wyatt helped me out this week while I was recovering by contributing another great Airwolf at 30 article. Did you see how young Brian Cranston looked? I also posted a rad infographic on '80s toys and how they've appreciated in value since they first came on the market. And at the beginning of the week, I loaded up my Netflix streaming queue with newly available '80s flicks. Guess that was a bit provisional for the 3 days I spent quarantineed at my house.

I also watched several great videos this week, one of which I enjoyed above the others. This virtual reality tour of an '80s arcade is truly unbelievable and made me wish I could experience it first hand. Not only can you play arcade games and a Gameboy, but you can also pop in your favorite cassette and take your boombox inside the arcade wherever you like! Definitely an environment I'd love to experience again...

TWL Video of the Week
"New Retro Arcade - Oculus Rift DK2" by Kyle Kennedy


Enjoy the rest of The Weekly Links!

Watch the cast and director of ‘Ghostbusters’ reunite on ‘Today’ for 30th anniversary - Entertainment Weekly


Back to the Future 1:10 scale Flux Capacitor die cast collectible with working lights & keychain - Mad Geek Collectibles
Your 80s Robot Butler Dreams Just Came True - Gizmodo
Motorweek goes retro with '80s hot hatch shootout - Autoblog
​12 Strange And Disturbing Facts About The Original My Little Pony - io9
2014 Toy Hall of Famers Include Rubik's Cube, Army Men, and Bubbles? - Gizmodo
The Hoff rides again: Wax Hasselhoff travels to Berlin to mark wall fall - Mashable
This Man Drives A Replica Of The DeLorean From “Back To The Future” - BuzzFeed Rewind
How My Little Pony Became a Cult for Grown Men and Preteen Girls Alike - Vulture
Game 7 Of The World Series Got The RBI Baseball Treatment And It’s Beautiful - UPROXX
20 Things You Might Not Know about Garfield - Neatorama
9 Outdated 80s Gadgets You Loved To Hate - Do You Remember
What Would Google, Twitter Have Looked Like in the 80s? - Digital Trends
This Year's 38 Best '80s Themed Halloween Costumes - BuzzFeed Rewind
Recreating Recipes from my Favorite Childhood Cookbook - Pop Rewind