We are confirmed to present for our 2nd year at DragonCon here in Atlanta as part of the American SciFi Classics Track! If you're planning to attend, please stop by and say hello and check out one of our panels.Read More
What sets Generation X apart from Millennials and Boomers has been our unquenchable appetite for our own nostalgia. We revere and embrace it like no other. However, I’m starting to believe that such a gift has come at a tragic price.Read More
RetroBlasting attempts a restoration of the Cobra Night Raven vehicle from Hasbro's G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero!
Lots of people have asked about our theme song, and in particular wondered what the lyrics are. Our good friend, Dolph Amick is a musician, puppeteer, actor, and all-around awesome guy who has a great sensibility for retro/pop stylings. So we were thrilled when he said he’d help us out by writing a fun song for the beginning of our feature videos.Read More
Despite being a wildly successful film series in the 1980s with both kids and adults, the Indiana Jones toy line could never get a foothold in the marketplace. We take a look at the various attempts at marketing Indiana Jones toys and ask the question, "What went wrong??"Read More
After quite a long break, we are back to finish up our deflocking of Skippity Doo, a So-Soft pony that was in desperate need of restoration. In this final part of our series, we touch up her cutie marks (symbols) and her eyes with acrylic paint. Then we review how to replace the tail using a zip tie to prevent rust formation in the future. Finally, we style her hair as well as reviewing some basic hair styling tips. After a year and a half wait, she's all set for display!Read More
RetroBlasting received a request from a fan - Tim - who thought he had lost all his childhood toys in a house fire when he was a kid. Recently, however, a shoebox was found that had been in the attic, and it contained one lone survivor. Tim had painted this R5-D4 unit red as a kid and was unhappy with the result, so the toy was tossed in a random box and forgotten. But since it was the only toy he had left, he contacted us to ask if we could salvage this little droid, and we were excited to take on the task!Read More
RetroBlasting heads back to the early 80s to review Marvel's Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends cartoon which originally aired from 1981-83, the last years before the deregulation of children's television.
As a small child growing up in the Southern United States, it was cool to have a major TV show with Southern heroes and awesome car chases. Every Southern kid was told Hazzard County was in their state. It was a myth right up there with Santa Claus. We believed it and we wanted to believe it.Read More
RetroBlasting takes a look at the vintage Panosh Place Voltron line from the 1980s - specifically the villains!