He-Man and the Masters of the Universe toys challenge a unique and intriguing Netflix movie for the ‘Dads’ attention. Everyone wins.
Steve Glosson from Geek Out Loud joins shazbazzar and JediShua to play with He-Man and the Masters of the Universe toys from the ‘80s before the ‘Dads review the Netflix “Choose Your Own Adventure” movie: “Bandersnatch”.
The adventure continues whether you’re turning back and forth through the pages of a book, making decisions digitally, or playing with He-Man and the Masters of the Universe toys from the ‘80s on TechnoRetro Dads — this week with a Big Honkin’ dose of Steve Glosson from Geek Out Loud.
In the NEWS
- Dave Bautista joins the cast of Denis Villeneuve’s version of Dune.
(Maybe someone will seek him out for a He-Man movie.)
- Walmart welcomes pop culture cars to their parking lot.
- William Morgan Sheppard departs.
Toys in the Attic
SuperFriend Steve Glosson joins shazbazzar and JediShua in the attic to play with He-Man and the Masters of the Universe toys by Mattel from the 1980s. These action figures were a huge departure from the popularity of the incredibly successful 3 3/4” action figures from Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, and of course G.I. Joe. Beginning with several characters, a couple of vehicles, a non-articulated green tiger, and a large castle playset, the Masters of the Universe toys
Saturday Mornings: Black Mirror “Bandersnatch”
JediShua and shazbazzar remember the fun of Choose Your Own Adventure books when they check out the latest Netflix addition to the Black Mirror series, “Bandersnatch”. This dark, weird interactive movie allows viewers to choose the actions of an on-screen character to determine the plot and end of the movie. “Bandersnatch” is a quality first effort at merging game books with digital technology for an effective Choose Your Own Adventure experience. Definitely for “mature audiences”, the back-and-forth feel of this movie is a genuine throwback to the joy of reading Choose Your Own Adventure books. Perhaps more of these will be created soon. Maybe bring in some of our favorite franchises like G.I. Joe, Transformers, or even He-Man. The possibilities are only limited by imaginations at this point.
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Join shazbazzar and JediShua each week for a look back at the ’70s and ’80s as they share the fun and also fandom of their youth with their families, friends, and EarBuds. Topics include TV, film, music, toys, and games of the ’70s and ’80s like SNES and arcade games as well as franchises which have continued into the 21st Century, like Star Wars, TRON, and He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. TechnoRetro Dads creates new stories as old legends are passed down from one generation to the next.
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