Friday, April 1, 2016

Recurrent Events April 1 2016: 90s Music Tour Includes Salt-N-Pepa And Vanilla Ice, Goonies Card Game On Kickstarter, Money Pit Turns 30

Welcome to your weekly source for retro pop culture news, the Recurrent Events! It's April Fool's Day, but it's no joke that there were some great reunions and anniversaries this week as you'll see. RD80s hit a milestone on Tumblr this week with 15,000 followers! Thanks to everyone who shares in the fun over there.

I also wanted to take a minute to wish my close friend and RD80s contributor Wyatt Bloom a big congrats on the birth of his 2nd child! Mother and baby are in good health!

Sideshow Collectibles has some great contests going on right now featuring highly detailed figures. Visit the Contests page for a chance to win a Batman Returns Catwoman, Indiana Jones, Wonder Woman, and Batman & Superman figures. Also, today is Entertainment Earth's 20th birthday and they have several $50 collectibles marked down to $20. Visit the Daily Deal page to search the items which includes a Back to the Future Part III Time Machine!

Here are the articles posted this week on RD80s:

The Video of the Week should come as no surprise to anyone who knows me or caught my reaction on social media. The NeverEnding Story reunion that was put together by Spotify was beyond rad. The commercial itself was great but the behind-the-scenes video made my inner 80s child rejoice. If you haven't watched it yet, do yourself a favor and check it out below...

Video of the Week
"Spotify: Never Ending (Behind The Scenes)" by Spotify


Here are your Recurrent Events links for April 1, 2016!

TV
Golden Girls Trivia - PlayBuzz


MUSIC

POP CULTURE
Kickstarter: The Goonies: Adventure Card Game - Plastic and Plush
Meet the Car Lovers Who Build Pop Culture Replicas Out of Junk - mental_floss
NECA: Temple Guard Predator First Look - Cool Toy Review
Collecting the Art of G.I.Joe: Volume 3 Preview Online - BattleGrip
1979 GLJ Battlestar Galactica toy Catalog - Plaid Stallions
Did you know the R. L. Stine wrote Indiana Jones Books? - Retroist
19 He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe Toys That Will Give Every ’80s Kid Intense Nostalgia - BuzzFeed Rewind
Kubros He-Man and Skeletor Mega Bloks Building Block Figures Video Review & Images - Toy News International
She-Ra 1:4 Scale Statue - Toy News International
Hell Yes Reebok Is Releasing Ripley's High Top Sneakers From Aliens - Gizmodo
Kickstarter – Action Force Collector’s Guide - BattleGrip
NECA Aliens Lieutenant Vasquez, Newt (Carrie Henn) & Kenner toy-Inspired Ellen Ripley Figures Announced - Toy News International
Powerful Living Rocks! Remembering Tonka’s Rock Lords - Flashbak
Shoot Your Own Ghostbusters Remake With This Life-Size Slimer Replica - io9

If you are looking for the Video Games section, it was omitted this week because I didn't find any meaningful articles!!

Got a link or know a great active retro pop culture blog/website? Leave a comment so I can add it to the mix. If you missed last week's wrapup, visit the Recurrent Events archive!