Operation Wolf

Operation Wolf

For arcade aficionados in the 80s, eager to earn their commando credentials, Operation Wolf offered you the opportunity to put your shooting skills to the test, as you faced formidable enemies and protected the innocent in this action-packed adventure game. Continue reading...

Babe

Babe

Few anticipated that a movie about a talking pig would bring in oodles of bacon at the box-office. But not only did Babe ham it up on the big screen and charm millions of moviegoers by being anything but a boar, the film also managed to get nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture in 1995. Not a bad feat for a mere (though undeniably charming) swine. Continue reading...

Stratego

Stratego

In the fog of war, one cannot rely on a clear vision of the enemy. It takes careful planning of both a brave offense and a deceptive defense of misinformation and cunning strategy to keep the enemy off balance and ensure victory. But one needn’t go to West Point to learn the necessary skills for capturing an enemy flag. For kids of all ages, the preferred training was always a simple board game called Stratego. Continue reading...

Davey and Goliath

Davey and Goliath

The Saturday mornings of yesteryear were a nonstop cavalcade of kid-friendly entertainment, with every newtwork vying for the attention of young viewers. Sundays, on the other hand, were a vast wasteland by comparison, with one exception - a charming little show about morality called Davey and Goliath. If you weren't already in church, you were probably getting some life lessons from this iconic pair. Continue reading...

Polly Pocket

Polly Pocket

Mom’s purse was filled with a plethora of strange devices such as those little compact containers, complete with a mirror and that ever-mysterious make-up. And if mom needed to carry these things around, a young girl was likely to think, “I need one too!” But, as intriguing as mom's colored powder might be, imagine the appeal of possessing the same little cases, just like mom, but containing a secret little world, filled with tiny, adorable dolls. The temptation would surely be impossible to resist. Continue reading...

Vernors

Vernors

There are plenty of ginger ale brands on the market, but there truly is only one Vernors, “the original ginger soda.” Its unique flavor, described by some as a taste that lies somewhere between ginger ale and cream soda, may not appeal to everyone, but that sure hasn’t stopped Vernors from remaining popular with its faithful fans for over 150 years. Continue reading...

The A-Team

The A-Team

You gotta love a show that tells you exactly what it’s about in the first 30 seconds of every episode. The above was narrated every week before the opening credits, followed by the distinctive staccato beat of the theme and, oh yes, machine gun rounds spelling out the ‘A’ in A-Team. One may even say that machine guns were the main instruments utilized in the show’s musical score. The series created by 80s wunderkind Stephen J. Cannell ran very successfully from 1983 to 1987, becoming an international hit and pop culture icon. Continue reading...

Lunar Lander

Lunar Lander

A decade had passed since humans set foot on the moon, when Atari decided to give their quarter-bearing customers a whack at it. Released in 1979, Lunar Lander was a challenging, pressure-filled game that probably sucked up enough quarters to finance the real Apollo mission. Continue reading...