Recurrent Events is returning to TRN Podcast this week as we say goodbye to 2019 and get ready to toast a new decade! The end of the year is typically quiet but we’ve managed to gather a few topics to discuss on the show and several more for you to explore.
The big story this week is Cartoon Network seems to be releasing Thundercats Roar! animated series after all. You might remember when Entertainment Weekly released the initial concept art back in 2018, there was quite a backlash among the fan community. Turns out, the project has still been moving forward and according to a recent 2020 Sneak Peek video the series will be released next year. I’m in the camp that any reboot from a property from the ’80s is worth a shot. While the artwork looks much different to those of us who remember watching the original series after school, Thundercats Roar! seems to be targeted at the younger Teen Titans audience on Cartoon Network. Of course, I’m sure the show will feature content that will go above the target audience’s head that we parents will get, but the animation style is clearly targeted at modern kids. More discussed on this week’s TRN Podcast.
Here are the rest of the Recurrent Events headlines for the week of Dec 22-28, 2019. (Stories marked with *** are ones we discuss on the podcast.)
- ***Coca-Cola Tests New “Insider Club” Drink Subscription Service – Interested to see how this goes. I’m always on the lookout for new soda flavors and would be a great way to get some of the old one back.
- ***Arby’s Tests New All-Day Brunch Sandwiches – Looks like at least 2 meals in one sandwich all right.
- Shawshank Redemption at 25: The Story Behind Andy’s Iconic Escape
- 10 GI Joe Characters We Wish Appeared In The Live-Action Movies – 10? How about ALL of them.
- Stranger Things Pinball Revealed: First Images and Gameplay Details – I love a good pinball machine and would love to get my flippers on this one.
- ***My Pet Monster ReAction Figures Coming From Super7 – YESSS!!!
- Bob Ross – 8-inch Clothed Action Figure
- How Teddy Roosevelt Became a G.I. Joe Action Figure
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