The weekly Recurrent Events features the latest retro pop culture headlines right here each on The Retro Network. Listen to Jason and Mickey go in depth on select stories in the upcoming TRN Podcast this Tuesday. Movies, TV, Food, Video Games, Music, Toys…we’ve got you covered on all the nostalgic stuff that matters to you.
The big story this week is all of the toys coming out of Toy Fair this weekend. Hasbro is stealing the show with the new G.I. Joe figures, a reproduction of the original Kenner Real Ghostbusters toyline, and a reboot of Tiger Electronics handheld games. But probably the coolest thing I’ve seen this past week are scaled replicas of Masters of the Universe weapons! While I remember some costume play items back in the day like the Power Sword, none of those really looked like the weapons in the animated series or even the figure accessories. These new props from Factory Entertainment will really make cosplayers happy and for fans like me, I can see a power sword and battle axe hung above my fireplace mantle.
Here are the rest of the Recurrent Events headlines for the week of Feb 16 – Feb 22, 2020. (Stories marked with *** are discussed on TRN Podcast this week.)
- Amazing Stories reboot trailer arrives – Too bad I’m not an Apple guy because this looks like it really captures the spirit of the original show.
- ‘Friends’ Cast to Reunite for Exclusive HBO Max Special – We talked about this a couple weeks ago on the podcast and seems it is now confirmed.
- Transformers Animated Prequel War For Cybertron Drops First Trailer – I dig it. Character design looks really great and seems more gritty than most shows probably because there is no human involvement.
- The Jesus Rolls trailer – Mickey might actually get to a theater for this one.
- New ‘Star Wars’ Movie in Development With ‘Sleight’ Director, ‘Luke Cage’ Writer
- **The Saint reboot movie taps Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher
- – I remember watching some of the original series and did enjoy the 1997
Val KilmerElisabeth Shue movie so interested in how The Saint plays out in the modern day.
- Toy Fair 2020 – Super7
- Toy Fair 2020 – MEZCO
- **The New Batman: The Animated Series Board Game Is A Big Box Of Bat Action
- Jada Acquires G.I. Joe Diecast Vehicle License – I’m very excited about this!!!!
- Masters Of The WWE Universe Wave 2 In-Hand Images
- MOTU Origins Prince Adam and Sky Sled posted by Mattel
- **Hasbro Brings Back Tiger Electronics’ Popular ‘80s and ‘90s Handheld LCD Games in Four New Versions – I was a big fan as a kid so excited to see how far they go with these.
- **First Look At Hasbro’s 6″ Ghostbusters And The Real Ghostbusters Figures – We’re gonna get so much Ghostbusters stuff this year!
- G.I. Joe Classified – Roadbloack, Scarlett, and Snake Eyes Hi-Res Photos – If I were going to collect any of these it would be Snake Eyes. The others have a nice paint scheme but still not close enough to RAH for me to buy.
- **The Little Woman who knew all the Big, Big Stars: The Incredible Photo Album found in a Thrift Store – Finding something odd and fantastic like this at a thrift store would be my holy grail.
- **McDonald’s Releasing Quarter-Pounder Ingredient Candles – I knew Mickey would be excited about these.
- New Limited-Edition KFC-Themed Crocs Footware Going on Sale in Spring 2020 – To quote Nancy Karrigan… “WHY??!!”
- **Limited Edition Easter Egg Oreo (2020) – Mickey spotted these already so expect a review soon.
- New Birthday Cake Kit Kats Arriving April 2020
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