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The other day while out and about in town I stopped by the local Vintage Stock, I try to drop in when I can and see if there is anything I need to add to my collection. The problem is I normally DO find things that would look good in my curio cabinets,…
The other day while out and about in town I stopped by the local Vintage Stock, I try to drop in when I can and see if there is anything I need to add to my collection. The problem is I normally DO...
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While I have a soft spot for He-Man’s villains, I am also a big fan of Ram Man. This piece by Joe Ng has a lot going for it. Great hero poses, wonderful characters choices including a great Orco and amazing coloring. But it is that very energetic looking…
While I have a soft spot for He-Man's villains, I am also a big fan of Ram Man. This piece by Joe Ng has a lot going for it. Great hero poses, wonderful characters choices including a great Orco an...
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Well, I finally got the ol’ scanner working again and I have decided to jump into my many boxes of ephemera. My first handful that I scooped out are largely related to Northern New Jersey, but I think that many of you will get a kick out of the material…
Well, I finally got the ol' scanner working again and I have decided to jump into my many boxes of ephemera. My first handful that I scooped out are largely related to Northern New Jersey, but I th...
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This commercial is for Sear’s and its easy living paint and the main thrust of the ad is just how durable this paint is and how it can stand up to wear and wiping at the such “famous” places as the Betsy Ross House. They then show this kid and his home…
This commercial is for Sear's and its easy living paint and the main thrust of the ad is just how durable this paint is and how it can stand up to wear and wiping at the such "famous" places as the...
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A couple of weeks back at the arcade we fortunate enough to have one of our regular Players gift us a Return of the Jedi: Death Star Battle cartridge for the Atari 2600. I knew of the game back in my youth of course but hadn’t ever been able to actually…
A couple of weeks back at the arcade we fortunate enough to have one of our regular Players gift us a Return of the Jedi: Death Star Battle cartridge for the Atari 2600. I knew of the game back in ...
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The answer would vary widely depending on the quality, but they were pretty pricey, especially if you were a kid. Above is a coupon from Pay ‘n Save from 1984 that will save you a dollar on Ampex tapes. Which brings the price down to $5.99. Ampex, as a…
The answer would vary widely depending on the quality, but they were pretty pricey, especially if you were a kid. Above is a coupon from Pay 'n Save from 1984 that will save you a dollar on Ampex t...
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I grew up in a town where bike theft wasn’t really much of a problem, but for a while bike locks became something of a status symbol as each kid tried to outdo the other in the quest for the safest lock. Ads like this must have capitalized on this as a…
I grew up in a town where bike theft wasn't really much of a problem, but for a while bike locks became something of a status symbol as each kid tried to outdo the other in the quest for the safest...
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I had never heard of “Skippers” until I moved to the Seattle area. I have seen several locations now in the Northwest, but I have still not tried any of them (I still cannot prioritize seafood over burgers or pizza). This regional chain, which started in…
I had never heard of "Skippers" until I moved to the Seattle area. I have seen several locations now in the Northwest, but I have still not tried any of them (I still cannot prioritize seafood over...
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I did not mean to start rewatch “Taxi”, but what started as just watching a couple of episodes has turned into a massive binge. Any why not? This is a high quality sitcom filled with great actors and wonderful writing. Naturally I started poking around…
I did not mean to start rewatch "Taxi", but what started as just watching a couple of episodes has turned into a massive binge. Any why not? This is a high quality sitcom filled with great actors a...
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Welcome friends to the fifth episode of the Diary of An Arcade Employee podcast! Each show I will not only discuss a particular classic arcade game but share some behind the scenes information of what it’s like to work at the Arkadia Retrocade. This…
Welcome friends to the fifth episode of the Diary of An Arcade Employee podcast! Each show I will not only discuss a particular classic arcade game but share some behind the scenes information of w...
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I lusted after the Vectrex for several years in the eighties. It was probably on every birthday and Christmas list I made for 2 or 3 years. This amazing system wasn’t on my lists because I got to play it often, but because of ads like this that kept…
I lusted after the Vectrex for several years in the eighties. It was probably on every birthday and Christmas list I made for 2 or 3 years. This amazing system wasn't on my lists because I got to p...
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Having lived in an era before ABS I can tell you that it could be pretty terrifying not having it. My family had more than a few close calls where a better braking system might have spared us some dents and minor injuries. After such experiences and…
Having lived in an era before ABS I can tell you that it could be pretty terrifying not having it. My family had more than a few close calls where a better braking system might have spared us some ...
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What would happen if you took the classic Doctor Who series and rewired the soundtrack with some of the stalwart tracks from the series’ mod

Gamasutra: Herman Tulleken's Blog - 20 Fun Grid Facts (Hex Grids)
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At Gamelogic we are obsessed with grids. We make tools for grids and write about grids, but our obsession goes way beyond this (we even have

D20 Bowl Set
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Paley Center Sets ‘Facts of Life’ Reunion, Fall Preview Screenings | Var...
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The Paley Center for Media will host a 35th anniversary "Facts of Life" reunion event on Sept. 15 as part of its annual Fall TV Preview scre

Elaine Stritch Dead: Broadway Legend Was 89 | Variety
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Actress Elaine Stritch, star of Broadway hits including “Elaine Stritch at Liberty” and “Show Boat,” who was nominated for multiple Tonys an

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The landmark sci-fi / comedy mashup Ghostbusters arrived in movie theaters 30 years ago this weekend — but if you were too young to catch th

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Queen to Release New Album With Unreleased Freddie Mercury Songs
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We've looked into the very, very early work of Alan Moore, uncovering what appears to be his earliest published work, written in 1969. Today

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The movie based on the 1980's hit cartoon series "Jem and the Holograms" has cast a major star from that era Molly Ringwald, People reported

1972 Super8 WDW Home Movie restored in HD - Final Film Released!
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In 1972 my grandparents took a road trip from New Jersey to Florida...armed with AAA highlighted maps of the I-95 east coast corridor they s

Andy Warhol's Amiga computer art found 30 years later
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The Andy Warhol Museum has recovered a set of images, doodles, and photos created by the seminal pop artist on a Commodore Amiga home comput

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Definitive Oral History of a TV Master...
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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of MST3K’s national debut, WIRED presents an oral history of the greatest talk-back show ever made.

Mickey Rooney, Golden Age Box Office Giant, Dies at 93
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Mickey Rooney, the pint-sized actor who was one of MGM’s giant box office attractions in the late ’30s and early ’40s, has died, according t

David A. Trampier, the Illustrator Who Defined the Look of Advanced Dung...
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David A. Trampier, the artist responsible for defining the look of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, has passed away.

Jem and the Holograms Live Action Movie Is Happening!
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Jem and the Hologram fans, get excited! Jon M. Chu, the director of G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Jus...

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At a carnival, young Josh Baskin (Tom Hanks) wishes he was big -- only to awake the next morning and discover he is! With the help of his fr

Harold Ramis, Chicago actor, writer and director, dead at 69
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Harold Ramis was one of Hollywood’s most successful comedy filmmakers when he moved his family from Los Angeles back to the Chicago area in

Comic legend Sid Caesar dead at age 91, says friend Carl Reiner
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