Mon, 16 April 2018
Adventure. Excitement? Well, at least puzzling. Whether you’re in the mood for three keys to three castles with three dragons and an Easter Egg or want to groove with the artist formerly known as Prince before he was knows as Prince again, you’ll have at least something fun for your morning run on this week’s TechnoRetro Dads. So put on your pajamas (since you’re evidently allowed to wear them to work today) and tune in for a 77-minute dose of nostalgenergy.
In the NEWS
In the wake of Ready Player One, Ernest Cline’s second novel Armada gets the go-ahead for filming. Gary Whitta’s The Last Starfighter is getting attention. Spyro the Dragon gets an upgrade. You can “play” Ready Player One as you read it on ReadItForward.com. Pick up as many NECCO wafers as you can, because they’re nearly extinct. And TRON Light Cycles go Lego.
We Love Our Cereal…
…and Funko is promising more reasons to love cereal. With mini-pops in every box of pop culture themed cereal, Funko is showing their love for sugary grains in artificial colors!
In the Home Console section of the arcade, our Atari 2600 gets enchanted with Adventure, the original Easter Egg game that inspired Halliday’s game (Thanks, Warren Robinett). Due to the ‘Dads’ limited experience in actually playing the game (as opposed to watching others play it), JediShua brought “Dolly”, A.K.A. Mrs. Shua, the resident expert on wacky bats, shiny chalices, and passive dragonslaying techniques (and mercury-filled stickers, evidentally). Mrs. Shua lends her voice to this entertaining and informative look at Atari’s hit puzzle-game, Adventure. You’re guaranteed to score more just by tuning in this week!
Have you ever Batdanced with the devil in the pale moonlight? What about in the Purple Rain? Would you drive to the Distracted Globe in your “Little Red Corvette”? This morning, we’re going to party like it’s 1999 with Prince and our memories about the uber-talented ‘80s icon’s music.
Toys in the Attic
They’re round. They’re squishy. They’re gross! Madballs were a throwable tribute to kids’ obsession with disgusting concepts in the mid-1980s, and they just might help you out in a jam when you run into Director Krennic. From toys to comics to cartoons (well, maybe), Madballs continue to captivate kids with their gross caricatures of scary and silly faces.
Jeff Baucom plays Galaga. Cereal Connoisseur Sheldon Norton enjoys Ready Player One. We love feedback!
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