Recurrent Events Feb 11 2016: New 'MacGyver' TV Pilot/Movie, Transformers Mobile Strategy Game Teaser, Weird Al Action Figure

Welcome to your weekly source for retro pop culture news, the Recurrent Events! Sorry I missed posting a wrapup last Friday, but I've reached back to include links from last week for your clicking pleasure!

Don't forget to enter the Watch & Win Mattel Electronic Football Giveaway! You've got until midnight tomorrow to enter the contest so don't wait! I'll be announcing the winner on Saturday, plus stay tuned for more giveaways in the near future. I've got a drawer full of goodies just waiting to be distributed in 2016 to RD80s followers!

If you are a regular visitor to the Recurrent Events, you might have noticed that I'm posting a day earlier than normal. That's because tomorrow I've got a date with Pop Rewind to distribute some '80s Valentine's Day cards! Last year, I had a great time creating ten '80s Valentines with Lee & Linz (5 each) that we are hooking up again this year to create more! So, come back tomorrow as we'll be posting our next batch of retro love on our websites. Plus, if you're connected to RD80s on social media like (Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr), I'll be posting each individual valentine card with the hashtag #80sValentines for easy sharing with your significant other. It's gonna be a great time so join us and help us spread our love for the '80s!

Here are a few articles since the last Recurrent Events that I've posted:

I was very entertained by a Star Wars/Mario Kart mashup this week that I found courtesy UPROXX. Characters including Mario, Luigi, and Bowser climb aboard Star Wars ships to race through light speed and the trenches of the Death Star. If only it were real!!!

Video of the Week
"Star Kart - Star Wars + Mario Kart" by Dark Pixel

Here are your Recurrent Events links for Feb 11, 2016!

Janet Jackson's 'Control' at 30: How Michael's Little Sis Became an 80s Megastar - The Boombox
What If Rickrolling Is Just Karmic Retribution For Rick Astley Not Getting To Celebrate His One Major Award? - mental_floss
10 Best Love Songs on an Eighties Movie Soundtrack - Romance Festival
Never Forget The Time The New Kids On The Block Performed At The Super Bowl With Mickey Mouse - BuzzFeed Rewind
5 Music Videos From the '80s That Prove It Was the Era of Uncomfortable Feels - Mic
Not 80s Enough: Beverly Hills Cop Theme Performed by Floppy Disk Drives - Pop Rewind
Hard to believe this classic Cure tune didn't chart in '85 - Stuck in the 80s
This Is The Best Sign Yet That A Guns N’ Roses North American Tour Is Coming - UPROXX
Inside De La Soul's Experimental, Crowd-Funded Comeback Record - Rolling Stone
How Whitney Houston made “The Star-Spangled Banner” her own - A.V. Club

Kids Logic "Back to the Future" Floating DeLorean - Toy News International

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