Saturday, July 23, 2016

Recurrent Events 7/23/16: New 2D 'Sonic Mania' Video Game Coming 2017, Batman/TMNT Teaming Up In New Comic, 'Aliens' Turns 30

Welcome to your weekly news update for retro pop culture, the Recurrent Events! After six months, the Recurrent Events podcast is back! Subscribe now in your favorite podcast app by searching for "Recurrent Events" or connect on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or TuneIn. Really looking forward to your feedback on the new format and also your interaction to headlines that I'll be posting throughout the week. Here's a direct link to the new episode to stream online.

Coming up next week I'll be releasing a review of Hallmark's new Shirt Tales Itty Bittys figures which I was lucky enough to get in advance. I'll also be releasing a special roundtable review episode of Recurrent Events covering the new Ghostbusters movie.

Here are the articles released this past week in cased you missed it:

I was a huge fan of Sonic and Sega Genesis games back in the day (well, I guess I still am!) This new Sonic Mania trailer makes me very happy, building a new game with the original 2D scroller as the base. I can't wait to play this!!!

Video of the Week

Here are your Recurrent Events links for July 23, 2016!


TV
POP CULTURE
IDW Publishing and DC Entertainment to Continue Partnership with Two New Crossovers - IDW Publishing
Here are the nuts and bolts of making an Ecto-1 replica - A.V. Club
Mattel Says Ghostbusters Toy Sales Are Better Than Expected - Jezbel
G.I. JOE’s Faces An All-New Foe With REVOLUTION Crossover - Newsarama
SDCC: 3A Toys Trumpets ROM, GI Joe and Transformers Collectibles - CBR
Movie Icons The Blues Brothers Jake & Elwood 7" Figure Set - Toy News International
Action Packs that Really Work! Remembering the SuperJoe Adventure Team (1977) - Flashbak
Japan Will Make Its Last-Ever VCR This Month - Mental Floss
Even Marty McFly Would Be Jealous Of This DeLorean Hot Tub Time Machine - CBR
New Voltron Soul Of Chogokin Figure Images From Tamashii Nations - Toy News International
Snack on Smurf-Inspired Desserts at a Mall in Hong Kong - Mental Floss
EXCLUSIVE: Snake & Jack Team Up On "Big Trouble In Little China/Escape From New York" East & West Variants - CBR
SDCC: "KISS" Returns to Comics in New 'Futuristic, Dark Sci-Fi Adventure' Series - CBR


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