Welcome to another edition of The Weekly Links, your weekly source for the best '80s content on the web! I was in list mode this week and brought some ideas to life for '80s toys and franchises. I'm not a comic book buff by any means and have only started collecting over the past few years. However, I remember a few toys from my childhood coming with free "minicomics" and did some exploring to see just how many I could find. Turns out there was at least 7 different toylines that snuck those in their boxes. I also did some research on how many cartoons/franchises were created from greeting card companies. The results were surprising to me, especially My Pet Monster and Madballs.
On a somber note, news broke last Saturday that Glen A. Larson passed away. I had wanted to post a tribute to the creator of such TV shows as Magnum, P.I. and Knight Rider, but didn't get the time. I've included a couple tributes I found on the web shortly after in this week's TV section, so be sure to check those out. I enjoyed many of his shows growing up and still do to this day with my kids, so my heartfelt appreciation and sympathies go out to his family.
Turkey Day is less than a week away so I went back to an article I posted last year and revamped a list of '80s Thanksgiving specials, TV episodes, and videos. I also created a playlist on the RD80s YouTube channel so hope everyone enjoys watching before the big feast next week. Happy Thanksgiving!!!
The Video of the Week came to me courtesy of UPROXX and featured a fun modern scenario of gaming in the '80s. Of course, most of us remember playing on the Atari 2600 with Pac-man being one of the most commonly owned games (although a horrible port from the arcade.) Well, using the environment of today's app-based games, Gaming Garbage shows us what it would be like had this classic Atari game been released today. Very funny...
TWL Video of the Week "If Pac Man for the Atari 2600 Was Released Today" by Gaming Garbage