Saturday, January 21, 2017

Recurrent Events Update: New James Cameron 'Terminator' Film, New Night Ranger Album, 'Super Mario Run' Android Launch In March

Welcome to the Recurrent Events weekly news update for retro pop culture headlines, links, videos, and more! I gave away a G.I. Joe prize pack this week on Twitter and next week be on the lookout for another exclusive giveaway on Facebook. This time the prize pack theme will be video games so make sure you've liked the RD80s page so you don't miss it.

I've been dabbling again into graphic design and my most recent inspiration came from a recent Retroist podcast. I decided to give some love to a forgotten cartoon and designed a t-shirt for Rubik the Amazing Cube based on the original logo! Take advantage of the Teespring campaign before I switch it over to RedBubble which will cost a little bit more. I'm also working on a Double Dragon design and another one of my favorite cartoons that has been lost into obscurity.

Here are some recent RD80s articles posted in cased you missed them:
I make it no secret that I am easily amused and this Super Mario Lego Diorama that Sploid showed me this week was right up my alley. I especially loved that it was just a simple hand crank that made this pipe dream come to life!

Video of the Week


Here are your Recurrent Events links for Jan 21, 2017!

5 More Awesome VHS! - Horror Movie BBQ

TV
Super Mario Run launching on Android in March - Polygon
The internet can't get enough of this insane 'Super Mario Maker' level - Mashable
That Time Some Players Thought Luigi Was In Super Mario 64 - Kotaku
Nintendo Memories: Tetris - Retro Ramblings
Here's A Good Retro Controller For PC Gaming - Kotaku
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be the last Nintendo game for Wii U - Polygon
Meet the Man Behind the Most Famous Voice in Video Games - Nerdist
Watch classic Nintendo music get jazzed the hell up in this big-band concert - A.V. Club
Mario gets modded into Grand Theft Auto, to horrifying results - A.V. Club
Fans uncover the backstory for the next 'Legend of Zelda' - Mashable
Game ‘Fire Breath’ for Commodore 64 released after 26 years in the attic - Vintage is the New Old
Unofficial Metroid Prequel 'Rogue Dawn' Out Now & Playable On Nintendo NES - RetroCollect


POP CULTURE
14 Facts About 'Where's Waldo?' - Mental Floss
2017 JoeCon Exclusive Convention Box Set Battle Force 2000: Maverick Figure - Toy News International
Back To The Future's Biff Tannen Goes To Washington, D.C. - Newsarama
Funko’s Limited Edition He-Man & Battle Cat Figure Is Totally Dorbz - CBR
1983 Marvel Super Special “Return of the Jedi” Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz - Battlegrip
Jem and the Holograms Annual 2017 - CBR
Ghostbusters Annual 2017 - CBR
15 Most Epic Transformers Stories By Marvel Comics - CBR
Coming Soon: Baywatch Pop!s! - Funko
Retro Ad: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cereal - Retro Ramblings
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad(balls) World, Interview with Carlos Villagra - Strange Kids Club
Big 1980s Hair: A Casting Call For Your Hairstyles - Flashbak
Wanted! More Photos like this vintage He-Man appearance - Plaid Stallions


Got a link or know any active retro pop culture blogs/websites that are worth including with the Recurrent Events? Leave a comment so I can add it to the mix! If you missed last week's news update, visit the Recurrent Events archive.