TechnoRetro Dads: Summer Arcade with Vectrex, Robocop, and a Bowl of Cereal

by TechnoRetro Dads

Are you shore you don’t want to take one last trip to the beach?  Take along a “portable” Vectrex video game system from 1982!

JediShua  and shazbazzar load up on cereal news from the Roving Spoonster, Shane in GR before playing Robocop at the arcade on a “brand new” Vectrex vector graphic video game…sort of.

Even though summer vacation is winding down, summer is still in full effect as shazbazzar and JediShua enjoy their last full week before school starts back again at the beach, at the arcade, and in a puppetry museum in South Metropolis.

Hall of Justice

Center for Puppetry Arts

Flashback Games Retro Arcade

In the NEWS

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We Love Our Cereal…

…and EarBuds do, too.  The Cereal Commercial Contest continues with a few submissions, but you still have time to send us your 30-60 second spot.  Imagine a cereal and waffle dessert while playing a Monster Cereals’ card game in your brand new cereal sneakers with a bowl of quinoa before realizing that Coco Pops drops 40% of their sugar content.

Vinyl Scratchback

Summer vacations need their own playlists, and EarBud Andy Lindemann has one for his trip to Pensacola Beach before returning to his responsibilities at school.

TechnoRetro Arcade

JediShua and shazbazzar are introduced to the “portable” Vectrex video game system from the early ‘80s.  PLUS: Robocop is added to the TechoRetro Arcade.


Jedi Holmes shares his Godzilla knowledge.

Vectrex video game system

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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 as well as franchises which have continued into the 21st Century, like Star Wars, TRON, and Robocop. TechnoRetro Dads creates new stories as old legends are passed down from one generation to the next.

If you’re a TechnoRetro Dad, the child of one, or just appreciate the ’70s and ’80s, then this podcast is definitely for you!

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