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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Up until just this very moment, I’ve avoided talking about Toys R Us going out of business. It hurts. We live near a huge Toys R Us/Babies R Us behemoth of a store. In the early days when we first had our baby son, I would just go there out
May 5th is best known as Cinco de Mayo, but it also happens to be National Mayonnaise Day (mayo...get it?), a "holiday" that doesn't quite have the same notoriety as National Doughnut Day, National Chocolate Day, or any other of the bunch of food day
There are few things in life that gain enough attention to warrant a place on the front page of… The post The Wall Street Journal Speaks to CandyFavorites on the End of NECCO appeared first on Candy Blog - CandyFavorites.com.There are few t
Retro to Go Adidas Archive Trimm Star trainers back as a VHS Size? exclusive Always a popular shoe, so the Adidas Archive Trimm Star trainers back returning as a VHS Size? exclusive will certainly get the tills ringing. Originally appearing back in 1
Morning, friends! I hope you are ready for some fun, because that is indeed what this Toon In is offering. Because I am happy to say that we certainly have a classic animated short for you this week. In fact One Droopy Knight ended up being nominated
I’m addressing fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles today. I intend to lay out a platform for the fandom, what it has meant in our lives and continues to mean. Like any good manifesto, it will be a bit unhinged, poorly-researched, and f
Since launching Go Retro a good decade ago I receive many requests on a fairly regular basis from artists, musicians, businesses, and the like asking for free publicity on this site. You've probably noticed I've barely mentioned anyone through the ye
Retro to Go Vintage-style knitted polo shirt at Zara Not the first place I would think of looking for anything vintage fashion-wise, but the knitted polo shirt at Zara really have caught my eye. There is a strong mid-20th century vibe going on here.
Very rare Tonight Show footage from the late 1960s.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store.… The post Candy Canes Are Coming to Town appeared first on Candy Blog - CandyFavorites.com.Then the Grinch
We most certainly live in interesting times, my friends. Who of us could have ever thought that after 34 years, Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence would face off again? That however is exactly what is about to take place with Cobra Kai. The upcoming
Its the last day of September in 2017, and tomorrow (October 1), Thrilling Days of Yesteryearwill officially move to its new home at WordPress.  If you make it a point to stop by in an ever-so-casual fashion, youll notice that theres been qu
I’m addressing fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles today. I intend to lay out a platform for the fandom, what it has meant in our lives and continues to mean. Like any good manifesto, it will be a bit unhinged, poorly-researched, and f
Retro to Go House of fun: Retro games flooring by Atrafloor I would guess these are aims at kids rooms. But if you want to add a playful twist to any room in the hour, you really need to check out the retro games flooring by Atrafloor. Everything fro
Rolling Stone once dubbed Joni Mitchell the Queen of El Lay, in a somewhat sexist jab at her legendary sexual conquests in 1960s California. This actually has nothing with what I’m going to write about, but it’s the first thought
Friends, I hope you are ready for a howling good time. Okay, I promise no more puns like that. For your retro listening pleasure today we have an 1977 LP entitled The Wolfman Speaks. Featuring none other than the esteemed Lon Chaney Jr. as narrator,
I don't know why so many homeowners in the 21st century seem to be afraid of color. Open a home magazine, and you're likely to see showcased interiors mostly painted in drab shades of grey lately. This was hardly the case in the late '60s and the '70
I have always been a sweet tooth. I was the girl who licked the icing off of cupcakes at… The post Sweet Love: A Race Around the World and a Very Special Button appeared first on Candy Blog - CandyFavorites.com. I have always been a sweet t
The last Hollywood project that the legendary D.W. Griffith worked on before being ignored by the industry until his passing in 1948 was a fantasy-adventure film produced at Hal Roachs Lot of Fun, One Million B.C. (1940).  Roach hired Griffi
Retro to Go 1962 VW Camper Van USB memory sticks Computer storage is rarely exciting, but it looks a lot more interesting in the form of these 1962 VW Camper Van USB memory sticks. I know. At the end of the day this is still a USB stick. But if you l
Rolling Stone once dubbed Joni Mitchell the Queen of El Lay, in a somewhat sexist jab at her legendary sexual conquests in 1960s California. This actually has nothing with what I’m going to write about, but it’s the first thought
On this week’s show, I talk about the world’s biggest toy store, Toys R Us. I open by talking about how I felt special going to Toys R Us, because it felt like it was a store meant for me. I originally attempted to record this sho
I think it's time to talk about the Tide Pod Challenge...er, epidemic...that is sweeping the country.I was going to let this one slide because I've come down on millennials enough in previous posts; mainly, their choice of pop music and the fact that
Pittsburgh Honey is a family owned and operated “honey farm”. What began in the Fine familys backyard in 1985… The post Pittsburgh Honey is Buzzing at CandyFavorites.com! appeared first on Candy Blog - CandyFavorites.com
My chum Rich from Wide Screen World left me a link on my Facebook page two days ago, pointing me to this article at Mediaite that asks the musical question: Remember When Late Night Talk Shows Were Entertaining?What in the heck has happened to late n
Retro to Go Post-punk stamp album print by Dorothy When the people at Dorothy arent celebrating the Barbican, they are producing other wonderfully quirky art. Like this new post-punk stamp album print. As you probably worked out, this is a new print
Taking a tangent break from working on my manuscript to bring you a special episode of VH1 Behind the Music — Behind the Writing, whatever. I’m working on a piece that explores identity — and you’ll be able to
On this week’s show I talk about the storied video game console, the Sega Genesis or Mega Drive. I begin the episode by discussing how the Genesis would become my entry point to the world of retro gaming, well before that was a thing. This
Although they're far and few in between these days, it's always admirable to come across a younger singer that is keeping the vintage sound of decades past alive. Recently I discovered German singer Tom Gaebel when his music video for his cover of "M
When witches go riding, and black cats are seen. The moon laughs and whispers, tis near Halloween. — 19th… The post It’s All About the Halloween Candy appeared first on Candy Blog - CandyFavorites.com.When witches go rid
Since Im at the halfway point before Thrilling Days of Yesteryear makes its official move to the brand-spanking-new WordPress blog in October, I thought Id post this to let you know why TDOY went silent this week.I had planned to have a few reviews u
Retro to Go Retro Skandi living room range at Dunelm This is quite a selection and in two wood finishes as well, but it all comes under the umbrella of the Skandi living room range at Dunelm. In fact, the range goes beyond the living room too. You mi
Taking a tangent break from working on my manuscript to bring you a special episode of VH1 Behind the Music — Behind the Writing, whatever. I’m working on a piece that explores identity — and you’ll be able to
Exidy released Crossbow into the wilds of the arcades back in 1983. However that isn’t where I first encountered it. It was probably a couple of years later, after the video game crash of ’83. Where I had my first chance to play C
Happy New Year, retro fans! Yep, I'm still here.In case you've been wondering if I've abandoned this blog, I sure haven't. I just haven't been motivated enough to post to it as frequently as I used to. I honestly don't know where the past year has go
Theres an electrical thing about movies. — Oliver Stone Grab your tub of buttered popcorn and your ice cold… The post Lights, Camera . . . Candy! appeared first on Candy Blog - CandyFavorites.com.Theres an electrical thing about m
Alpha Videos Brian Kreythe individual who should take a bow for providing a lot of the product that I review on this here blogmentioned to me in an e-mail a while back that the company was preparing a collection of two-reel shorts along the lines of
Retro to Go 1970s Adidas Bermuda trainers get a green leather makeover Variations on this theme last appeared at the back end of 2017. Fast forward a few months and we now have the 1970s Adidas Bermuda trainers in green leather. The shoe is the same.
January doesn’t get mad, she’s just disappointed. You let yourself go again, hog maw. You come bearing gifts: your paunch and your pallor, as well as a hangoverfrom partying with December. Countdown from ten and here you are again
I swear, you watch two Blockbuster Video commercials you find in your archives, and all of a sudden, you have this burning desire to do another commentary video… Oh sorry, that sounds so typical of me, doesn’t it? When Your Person
Kevin Spacey was the celebrity that I least expected to ever see associated with a scandal.I've been a fan of his for nearly 20 years, ever since I watched American Beauty in a hotel room while on a business trip. To say that the past few weeks have
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. –Roy L. Smith Oh… The post Its Beginning to Look a Lot Like . . . Christmas (Candy)!! appeared first on Candy Blog - CandyFavorites.com.He who has not Christma
Retro to Go Pop art-style Beano prints by Art & Hue Who doesnt love The Beano? I do and so do my kids for that matter. So these pop art-style Beano prints by Art & Hue should have universal appeal. We have featured Art & Hue
January doesn’t get mad, she’s just disappointed. You let yourself go again, hog maw. You come bearing gifts: your paunch and your pallor, as well as a hangoverfrom partying with December. Countdown from ten and here you are again