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Vintage 1978 Happy Meal Space Raiders
You've got to admit... some of today's fun meal toys are pretty dang impressive, but the ones I acquired as a kid hold a special place in my heart. Particularly my complete set of 1978 Space Raider Happy Meal toys.   They were made by a toy company called D...
You've got to admit... some of today's fun meal toys are pretty dang impressive, but the ones I acquired as a kid hold a special place in my heart. Particularly my complete set of 1978 Space Raider Happy Meal toys. They wer...
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Crap that's stuck in my head. File # 121.. "Chicka Boom Chicka Boom, Don't you just love it?"
I remember uttering the phrase "Chicka Boom Chicka Boom, Don't you just love it" in the early 70's when I was a very young boy.  In fact, I remember folks singing that tune for the entire decade of the 70's!  I remember my old man singing it whenever he was...
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The Dodge Demon
I saw this cap in the store the the other day and I realized I haven't seen a Dodge Demon on the road since I was a kid. One of the coolest car model logos of all time 1972 Dodge Demon GSS 340 cubic-inch supercharged V-8 , with  360 horsepower Dodge Demon's...
I saw this cap in the store the the other day and I realized I haven't seen a Dodge Demon on the road since I was a kid. One of the coolest car model logos of all time 1972 Dodge Demon GSS 340 cubic-inch superch...
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Chock Full O'Nuts Coffee - Yet another product I didn't know still existed
I remember my folks talking about a coffee called 'Chock full o'Nuts' when I was a kid.   On these walks down memory lane, I'd proceed to torture dear old Mom with a barrage of questions about the coffee like.. "Mom.. why do they call it Chock full o'Nuts? ...
I remember my folks talking about a coffee called 'Chock full o'Nuts' when I was a kid. On these walks down memory lane, I'd proceed to torture dear old Mom with a barrage of questions about the coffee like.. "Mom.. why do ...
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Old Shakey's Colorado locations as they look today
It's happened to most of us.  You drive past one of your old hangouts, restaurants, or stores that has since closed for business, and you are suddenly bombarded with old memories.  Maybe they have to do with good times had with friends or family, or simply ...
It's happened to most of us. You drive past one of your old hangouts, restaurants, or stores that has since closed for business, and you are suddenly bombarded with old memories. Maybe they have to do with good times had wi...
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Remember Rubber Coin Purses?
What a blast from the past!  I came across these rubber coin purses at the souvenir shop at Mount Rushmore recently.. I haven't seen (or noticed) these things in stores since I was a kid.  I along with many of my friends used to carry these around in the 70...
What a blast from the past! I came across these rubber coin purses at the souvenir shop at Mount Rushmore recently.. I haven't seen (or noticed) these things in stores since I was a kid. I along with many of my friends us...
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The Return of Kolchak the Night Stalker to the new X-Files?
This is Kolchak the Night Stalker.. Kolchak the Night Stalker was a television series that aired from 1974 to 1975. The show focused on a Chicago newspaper reporter (Carl Kolchak) played by Darren McGavin from "A Christmas Story" fame. Kolchak investigated ...
This is Kolchak the Night Stalker.. Kolchak the Night Stalker was a television series that aired from 1974 to 1975. The show focused on a Chicago newspaper reporter (Carl Kolchak) played by Darren McGavin from "A Christmas ...
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Hee Haw Valley in Vista California
While converting some of my folks old slides to digital format recently, I stumbled upon these gems.  My brother and I were huge western enthusiasts as kids, so my old man got a kick out of taking us to anything western themed in California.  These were tak...
While converting some of my folks old slides to digital format recently, I stumbled upon these gems. My brother and I were huge western enthusiasts as kids, so my old man got a kick out of taking us to anything western theme...
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In 1984 Wendy's ran with their  "Where's the Beef?" advertising campaign that took the country by storm.  The premise is as follows..  Three elderly gals are standing at a fast food counter examining a hamburger with a gigantic bun and tiny hamburger patty....
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Way cool man cave items I saw during a retro treasure hunt..
During a visit to the flea market last year, I saw some great items that would nicely compliment any retro "Man cave".  Behold..   Decorative Beer mirrors Dig that beautiful hair and risque 80s fashion!  I so wanted to bring these home for my office, but in...
During a visit to the flea market last year, I saw some great items that would nicely compliment any retro "Man cave". Behold.. Decorative Beer mirrors Dig that beautiful hair and risque 80s fashion! I so wanted to...
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C'mon General Mills.. Bring back Jarvis the Cookie Crisp Wizard!
If there was ever a retro packaging resurrection I'd like to see.. Cookie Crisp would rank right up there at the top of my list!  I miss seeing Jarvis the Wizard turning kids drab and boring breakfast cereal into bite sized cookies! Check out some of the ma...
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The interwebs.. a great tool for the retro TV and movie enthusiast
One of my favorite internet pastimes is surfing for info on various topics of retro goodness.  I've used the internet to compile a multitude of background, stories, and history on various fuzzy memories that existed from when I was a kid. Since first gettin...
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Enlightened 20th century retro Dad with an affinity for the recent past.  I'm a bonafide Sci-Fi, Tiki, Action Figure, Disney, Vintage Bike, Food, and Beer Geek.  I live in Northern Colorado, but have a love affair with the Florida gulf coast.
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RetroHound! Photos of Vintage 20th Century Collectibles and Memorabilia.
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Classic Movie Reviews, Pictures of Album Covers, Collectibles, and whatever strikes my fancy.

Davelandblog: Fire in San Diego
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It has been wonderful to get messages of concern from friends and family who have been made aware of the fires that are raging through parts

The Nerd Store
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The Nerd Store is the entertainment destination for Greeley! Including a wide variety of events activities and products in games and comic b

Smart Compass
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Smart Compass is in the 3rd set of the Smart Tools collection.This compass is a tool to search bearings(azimuth) using the built-in magnetic

Go Retro!: Ms. Go Retro Answers All
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You know what's amazing? Go Retro has been live for 6 years now and averages around 1000 page views a day; that's nearly triple the amount i

Davelandblog: Storybook Land Restoration
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This image came from a batch of December 1982 slides and features the pink Cinderella Castle that towers over the Storybook Land attraction

The Retroist | Retro Blog and Podcast
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Behind The Scenes: Re-Animator (1985). Posted on October 1, 2011 by VicSage. As always, a huge thanks goes out to Quint over at Ain't It

Dads Dish Retro Blog: Drink review - Dr. Drip Coffee
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Drink review - Dr. Drip Coffee. Dr. Drip single serve coffee the verdict - excellent! From the second I saw the way cool retro looking packa

Dehumidifiers Sarasota - N&M Cool Today
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N&M Cool provides dehumidifiers to residents of Sarasota and southwest Florida

Nothing my party of 8 cared for very much. Seemed like the place was almost entirely staffed by teenagers that were very complacent (at least on the night I visited). Chicken was decent.. but I don't go out for pizza to eat chicken.
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