Friday, July 24, 2015

The Weekly Links: Paula Abdul Recreates 'Opposites Attract' With James Corden, Mario 30th Amiibo Figures, DIY Hoverboard

Welcome to another edition of The Weekly Links, your weekly source for the best '80s content on the web! I managed to keep myself busy over at my other site this week with the news that Hasbro might bring back M.A.S.K. in the near future. I did manage to post a few new articles to RD80s this week:
Everyone is already crapping all over Pixels which premiere's this weekend. I guess it's the politically correct thing to do if you're a pop culture website. My opinion is still reserved in that I'm watching it mainly for the games and not for Sandler's performance. But if you are still one of those who'd rather play Pac-man than see the movie, check out WebPacman.com to play a flash version of the game in your browser.

I have a couple giveaways planned in the near future (Christmas Vacation in July!) but until then, enter the Visionairies Collector's Guide Contest over at Branded In The 80s! You'll need to play a fun little differences game and email admin Shawn before Aug 2 to enter. But if your a fan of the short-live '80s cartoon and toyline, it will be worth it to have a chance at this totally rad book!

Last week on the site, I showed you how to make a DeLorean Time Machine out of Pepsi cans. My favorite video this week is another #BTTFDIY courtesy Awe Me's DIY Prop Shop and brought to my attention via Gizmodo. Watch how you can use about $30 worth of material, some color sticker templates, and some power tools to make your very own hoverboard!

TWL Video of the Week
"Build the Back To The Future Hoverboard" by AWE Me


Enjoy the rest of this week's links!


MOVIES
Celebrate The 30th Anniversary Of Explorers With This Nifty Poster - io9
14 Not-So-Dirty Facts About ‘Dirty Dancing’ - Mental Floss
Ghostbusters Franchise to Include a Multiverse Now? - Topless Robot
'Adventures in Babysitting' Almost Featured He-Man, and Other Things We Learned from Chris Columbus - Yahoo! Movies
The best to worst '80s-themed video game movies | Entertain This! - USA TODAY
Pee-wee's Big Adventure Turns 30: An '80s Action Flick for the Rest of Us - Consequence of Sound
Here's What The Cast Of "Heathers" Look Like Now - BuzzFeed
Orko will be in a new He-Man film! - He-Man.Org
'Pixels' review: A terrible, tone-deaf attempt at 'Ghostbusters' with video games - Mashable
'Pixels' stars pick the one thing they'd revive from the 1980s - Mashable
'Pixels' Director Chris Columbus Tells Us How He Got Pac-Man to Eat New York - Yahoo! Movies
Wild Thing (1987) Review - Horror Movie BBQ
'Back to the Future' cast reunites; film returns to theaters Oct. 21 - Stuck in the 80s
Which 80's Movie Girl Are You? - PlayBuzz
10 Creepy Facts About ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ - Mental Floss
'Ghostbusters' Director Reveals Character Names From New Film - Hollywood Reporter


TV

Watch THE GOLDEN GIRLS Reenact CLUELESS Back in 1996 - Nerdist
WWE Cuts Hulk Hogan Ties Following Report Of Racially Charged Comments - Deadline
Throwback Thursday: '80s Credit Card Commercials - PYMNTS
7 Traumatic Commercials Burned Into Our Brains As Kids - Pajiba
13 Quick-Fix Facts About 'MacGyver' - Mental Floss
Can You Name These "He-Man" Characters? - BuzzFeed
Lost Signals: USA Up All Night (1989) - Strange Kids Club
80s TV Series AIRWOLF Takes Flight Again In Comic Books - Newsarama
The Official Unofficial Visionaries Collectors Guide & Contest! - Branded in the 80s


MUSIC


After '80s-guy Corey Feldman's band played, State College ball team apologized - PennLive.com
Foreigner’s best song was about music, not sex - A.V. Club
Which Guns And Roses Song Is Your Personal Anthem? - PlayBuzz
7 Facts About 'Tom's Diner' While You're Waiting for Your Coffee - Mental Floss
Back to the 80s: Interview with Stan Bush, singer of “The Touch” - Kickin’ it Old School


VIDEO GAMES
Mortal Kombat. For the Atari 2600 - Kotaku
You Can Still Buy Classic NES Sports Games, Now With 2015 Rosters - Gizmodo
The Amiga Is 30 Today! - Retro Gamer
Koji Kondo on the philosophy of Super Mario Bros.’ iconic soundtrack - A.V. Club
Walking through The Fun Hub arcade from Ping Pong Summer - Calvalcade of Awesome
Q*bert Fever! - Like Totally 80s
Do You Actually Remember How To Use A Nintendo Power Pad? - BuzzFeed


POP CULTURE
Mario's 8-bit amiibo hits Europe Sept. 11, and we'd like 10 of each variation - Polygon
21 Awesome Cereals From The 80s and 90s That Our Kids Will Never Enjoy - Geek Tyrant
Funko: Garbage Pail Kids Vinyl Figures - The Fwoosh
The Missing Links: 'Star Wars' Little Books - Mental Floss
7 More Things You No Longer Have in Your Bedroom - Pop Rewind
Are you ready for MOTU Mega Bloks? - He-Man.Org
Hasbro Lists M.A.S.K. As "New Brand" In June 2015 Overview Presentation - Agents of M.A.S.K.
The Smartphone Nintendo Should Make - io9
We want to play this Donald Trump board game from the 1980s so, so badly - Fusion