McDonald’s Changeables

McDonald’s are marketing geniuses.  Rather than focusing on adults and the sparse few dollars they may spend on fast food they have endeavored to attract families.  Since children are typically difficult eaters McDonald’s managed to draw them in droves with an idea brilliant in it’s simplicity; include a toy with the meal.  Over the years billions of … More McDonald’s Changeables

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trading Cards (Topps, 1989)

Although the most recent TMNT film “Out of the Shadows” seems to have come and gone somewhat uneventfully, I’m still riding on a nostalgia kick in regards to our heroes in a half shell.  The rise of the Ninja Turtles was meteoric at the end of the 1980’s.  Like Member’s Only jackets and Cabbage Patch … More Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trading Cards (Topps, 1989)

Hardee’s – Official Ghostbusters Headquarters (1989)

In 1989 Ghostbusters was one of the hottest properties on the planet.  The 1984 film became a phenomenon upon release capturing the imaginations of a broad audience.  Ray Parker Jr.’s pop theme was a #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as earning the artist an Academy Award Nomination for best original song.  Then … More Hardee’s – Official Ghostbusters Headquarters (1989)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game (NES, 1990)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a franchise that just seemingly won’t die.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is slated to be released this June and is the sequel to the 2014 film simply titled “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”.  Of course, to us old fogies in our 30’s we understand the ramifications of … More Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game (NES, 1990)

Peter Venkman Screaming Heroes (Kenner, 1989)

Columbia Pictures released Ghostbusters in June of 1984 and it was an immediate success at the box office. Fueled by a slick marketing campaign and a hit single with a popular music video that was constantly replayed on a then new MTV, Ghostbusters would become the most financially successful comedy of the 1980’s. That is … More Peter Venkman Screaming Heroes (Kenner, 1989)