Friday, February 20, 2015

List O' Links for Friday, February 20th, 2015

If it's Friday, it must be List O' Links time! And boy do I have a fine selection for you this week!

This article presents some amazing outer space artwork from French comics published in the 1970s. Beautiful stuff, and something I want to see more of!

You guys! Star Blazers action figures from Japan!

Speaking of toys from Japan, here are oodles and oodles of Japanese TV commercials for the original Transformers toys. This was long before they came to America; they weren't even called Transformers at the time!

One of my most well-received articles for the blog is the one I wrote on Jaws movie posters, and how iconic the original poster is in pop culture. I've since been sorry to learn that the original painting by artist Roger Kastel used for the first paperback edition of the novel and movie poster has been missing for many years! For shame!

For ages I tried to find information on a kids show that aired on PBS briefly in the 80s that was a blatant rip-off of Nickelodeon's You Can't Do That On Television, but couldn't find anything--until now! Read all you ever wanted to know about the YCDTOT clone Don't Look Now!

Finally, to end on a positive note, enjoy these lovely superhero-themed inspirational messages courtesy of Imgur.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, February 6, 2015

CBS Saturday Morning TV Commercials, August 3, 1985

This weekend, be a kid again by virtually traveling back in time to Saturday, August 3, 1985 and enjoy almost a half hour of commercials and cartoon credits from that very morning as they aired on CBS television. Featuring the Get Along Gang, Muppet Babies, Dungeons & Dragons, and more!

Have a great weekend, Gen X-ers!