Friday, April 10, 2015

The Weekly Links: Back To The Future LEGO Part 2, NES Box Art Using Modern TV Shows, Pacapong Video Game Mashup

Welcome to another edition of The Weekly Links, your weekly source for the best '80s content on the web! I wanted to let everyone know that I'm going to be making some changes to the RD80s template in the near future.

I'm actually going to categorize the website using the topics I do each week in The Weekly Links like TV, Movies, Music, etc. and I'm also going to integrate Rad Retro Stuff back into the main RD80s website and shut down the separate site. I wish I had more time to develop it, but I feel this is the best way to maximize RD80s and all the stuff I want to share! Hope you'll enjoy the new look.

I've had LEGO on the brain all week beginning with my new hobby. And after the Golden Girls LEGO set broke the internet earlier this week, I decided to seek out more '80s-themed sets worthy of our support.

My favorite video this week could potentially be something that becomes a reality. Check out this fan-made movie trailer of "X-Wings" ships from Star wars in the Disney/Pixar format!

TWL Video of the Week
"Disney/Pixar's X-WINGS Movie Trailerby Big Bee Studios

Enjoy the rest of this week's links!!

MOVIES
May the Bricks Be With You: 'Star Wars' Posters Meet Lego - Yahoo! Movies
See How the First Lightsaber Was Designed in Behind-the-Scenes ‘Star Wars’ Clip - Yahoo! Movies
The Gremlins reboot has a writer, is one step closer to reality - The A.V. Club
Schlock & Awe: ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK - The Nerdist
10 Popular 80s Movies That Are Actually Terrible - Cinema Blend
Blade Runner 2 Should Be a Self-Hating Replicant Hiding In Plain Sight - io9
The io9 Guide To Star Wars - io9
Play-Doh film in the works at Fox? - Den of Geek
If Horror Movies From The '80s Were Actually Children's Books - BuzzFeed Rewind
17 Things You Might Not Know About 'Scarface' - Mental Floss
This teen movie supercut is a nostalgic journey to the 80's - Gizmodo


TV
9 Modern TV Shows Reimagined As NES Titles - BuzzFeed Rewind
10 of the Best Bad Car Commercials From the '80s and '90s - The Cheat Sheet
James Best Dies: Played Bumbling Sheriff On ‘Dukes Of Hazzard’ - Deadline
7 More Unlikely Celebrities in Video Game Commercials - Pop Rewind
The Facts of Life & Maude Head To Logo - TV Classics 'R' Us
Airwolf Returns To Esquire Network - TV Classics 'R' Us
10 Revelations From the New He-Man Soundtrack Album's Producers - Topless Robot
9 things 'The Muppet Show' reboot needs to succeed and satisfy on TV - Mashable


MUSIC
Madonna Says She Made Out With Ad-Rock From The Beastie Boys On Tour Years Ago - UPROXX
Boy George Tumbles 4 Reality Show From Bunim/Murray - Deadline
Twisted Sister to call it quits after one final tour - Stuck in the 80s
80s Songs in Non-80s TV Shows - Like Totally 80s
'80s star Tiffany wants to pose for Playboy again - Toronto Sun
Debbie Gibson Exclusive Song Premiere: 'Promises' - Billboard
Grateful Dead's Fifth Annual Movie Meet-Up to Screen Unseen 1989 Show - Rolling Stone
Yes, Toto annouce co-headlining tour for 2015 - Stuck in the 80s
Which 80s Alt. Group Wrote The Soundtrack Of Your Life? - PlayBuzz


VIDEO GAMES
Beyond Plumbing: 19 Other Jobs on Mario's Resume - Mental Floss
Top Ten Joysticks - Retromash
‘Pacapong’, ‘Pac-Man’, ‘Pong’, and ‘Space Invaders’ Combined Into One Two-Player Game - Laughing Squid
Want to beta test a mysterious new Ghostbusters game? - Polygon
Super Mario Bros. Screenshot Recreated with 14,000 Toothpicks - Kotaku
Tour a working Pac-Man cabinet built inside Minecraft - Polygon


CULTURE
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group Announce LEGO Dimensions
Read more at http://www.backtothefuture.com/news-events/Latest-News/Marty-McFly-Returns-with-the-DeLorean-Time-Machine#sthash.ztbAjVXf.cCBoew1a.dpbs#yEjAe5ovtlYy57i3.99

Watching These Retro Supercars Will Make You Long For The 80s - CarBuzz
’80s Art Picks: Foliage Fever - Mirror80
Hot Toys Back To The Future 1/6 Scale Marty McFly Figure In-Hand Images - Toy News International
Peel Here #116: The Extra Terrestrial Edition… - Branded in the 80s
All Your Baby Needs To Know Can Be Learned From These Star Wars Blocks - Gizmodo
The Coolest Sneakers of the ’80s and ’90s (PHOTOS) - Slam
The Golden Girls Lego Set Might Soon Be Reality - Vocativ
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Minicomic Collection Available for Pre-Order - The Fwoosh
The ’80s Are Back in a BIG Way With These SUPER POWERS and SECRET WARS Re-Releases - Nerdist
Rubik's Cube Animation - Neatorama