Showing posts with label Modern Retro. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Modern Retro. Show all posts

Elvira joins Scooby Doo for Halloween Fun

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Long time readers know that my wife and I love Elvira and her two films, "Mistress of the Dark" and "Haunted Hills."  Forgetting about her silly recent political commentary, I patiently await her very-long-awaited 3rd film... if it ever gets made.

For fans of Cassandra Peterson and her Elvira persona, however, you can find her in an all-new digital release (and on DVD) cartoon titled "Happy Halloween, Scooby Doo!"  The team of detective teens meet up with none other than Elvira herself (and Bill Nye the Science Guy) as they battle the famous Batman villain The Scarecrow.

The official statement reads: “With fake monsters and candy galore, Halloween is heaven for these hungry foodies going door-to-door. But this year, their sweet holiday turns sour when the neighborhood pumpkin patch is infected by toxic ooze, creating high-flying jack-o-lanterns, and a king-sized pumpkin leader squashing everything in its path. It’s up to Scooby-Doo and the gang as they team up with their pals, Bill Nye the Science Guy and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, to solve this mystery of gigantic proportions and save Crystal Cove!”

Written, directed, and produced by Maxwell Atom, who is best known for creating The Cartoon Network's Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy and executive producer of Disney Channel's "Fish Hooks," this project features popular voice casting for the series that includes Frank Welker as Scooby and Fred, Grey Griffin as Daphne, Kate Micucci as Velma, and Matthew Lillard as Shaggy.  Cassandra Peterson does her own voice work as Elvira.
Check out the official trailer below!

Netflix Now Has Classic Episodes of "SuperMarket Sweep!"

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Too bad my subscription just expired this month... Supermarket Sweep’ is now on Netflix!  15 episodes of the classic 1990s game show are now available to Netflix subscribers.  Plans are in the works to start filming new episodes when ABC resumes production after the whole Covid thing is over.  The new version will be hosted by SNL star Leslie Jones.

"Supermarket Sweep" originally aired in the '60s but was rebooted in the early '90s.  The reboot for the '90s was beloved by many kids in my generation, watched on the USA Network in syndication, along with similar mall-focused show "Shop Till You Drop." 

I've been meaning to write articles about both game shows, and, with a lack of inspiration lately, I think this may be the boost I need.  Expect something about both shows coming soon!

It may be only 15 episodes on Netflix, but, 2 seasons are available on Amazon Prime.  Also, several free episodes are available on Youtube and other sites with a quick Google search (not that I would EVER recommend you do such a crazy thing as get it for free!)

Garfield Television Specials now on TUBI

Monday, July 6, 2020

I know this blog is about the days of YesterYear, but, I couldn't resist letting you all know about this development in retro television happening right now!  Free streaming service Tubi has announced they will be streaming all 12 of the original Garfield TV Specials!


Prior to the popular Saturday morning animated series Garfield and Friends, Jim Davis brought Garfield into your home through 12 animated specials from 1982 to 1991.  Each special was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program with four of the twelve winning in the category.

FREE Retro Swag Give Away!

Sunday, February 16, 2020

It's our turn to give back to YOU! 

I'd like to take an opportunity to thank all of you that read my ramblings here at YesterYear Retro Memories.  So, after taking my (admittedly very small) ad revenue from this site, I invested them into some eBay purchases that I intend to use for future content here at YRM.

I've got an abundance of extra stuff that I want to share with you!

What will you win?

Some of the items you'll find in this FREE Swag box include Pogs, Comics, Mini-Figures, Temporary Tattoos, and Vintage Trading Cards and Stickers possibly featuring franchises like Saved By The Bell, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, Alf, Movie Monsters, and maybe some more!

So, what do you have to do?  

Head over to our Twitter page (@Yesteryearretro) and find our pinned tweet featuring the YRM Retro Swag Give-Away Contest!  Just show us some love by following and then re-tweet our pinned tweet!  That's it!  By Re-Tweeting us, you'll be entered for the drawing on St. Patty's Day (March 17th, 2020) to win the Swag Box.  If you win, I'll reach out via Twitter and we'll get your address squared away for shipment!

Sorry, but, due to costs associated with this, I must limit it to USA and Canada residents only.  

Legal Mumbo Jumbo

I make no promises as to the exact contents of the Swag box.  This is a FREE giveaway and all costs are assumed by me.  I will not be held responsible if the United States Postal Service loses or damages the winner's box.  I will collect a list of the names that RT our pinned tweet and enter them at the "Random Name Picker" on to randomly select a winner some time during the day March 17, 2020.  I will not retain, loan, or sell the winner's address.

I think that covers everything.  It's a free box of retro stuff from the 80s and 90s... what's more to say?   GO ENTER!

Target Exclusive Funko Domino's Noid T-Shirt and Vinyl Pop!

Friday, February 14, 2020

Please excuse the interruption to the Retro Road to Wrestlemania, but, I'm coming to you today with an exciting "Current Event" retro review on the Target exclusive Limited Edition Funko Domino's Noid Tee-Shirt and Vinyl Pop! from the Ad Icon collection! 

Once I saw the advertisement on Twitter the other day, I knew I had to have this!  As a child, I was a HUGE fan of the Noid commercials and even had several Noid toys, including a larger "Bend 'Ems" style Noid that I cherished for years.