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4th May '16 0 1177

Remembering Clara Peller and Wendy’s “Where’s The Beef?” Advertisements

Thirty years ago, eighty-one year old Clara Peller uttered the immortal words “where’s the beef?”

28th April '16 3 963

The Slap-Happy Game: Remembering Parker Brothers' Gnip-Gnop

Gnip Gnop: it’s ping pong, only backwards!

26th April '16 2 1106

Coming to a Galaxy Near You: Star Wars Burger King Drinking Glasses

22nd April '16 2 1190

Remembering Heavy Metal’s Alien: The Illustrated Story

Thirty years ago -- in 1986 -- I was on a family vacation to Boston, and I discovered the goriest, most horrific comic book -- er, graphic novel -- I had ever seen.

19th April '16 2 1257

A Gallery of Starlog Photo Guidebooks

When I was growing up in the 1970s, Starlog Magazine felt, without exaggeration, like a godsend.

14th April '16 3 807

Invincible Guardians of World Freedom: Remembering Mattel's Mighty Shogun Warriors

The years between 1978 and 1980 were magical ones as far as fantasy and sci-fi toys go, at least for my generation.

9th April '16 0 775

Equip Your Star Trek Landing Party, 1970s Style

Many of my posts here at Flashbak this year have been written in celebration of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary this year. This one is no exception.

7th April '16 0 1310

The Fastest Ship in the Galaxy? Remembering Milton Bradley’s Star Bird (1978)

One of the great toy lines of the immediate post-Star Wars era comes from Milton Bradley.

2nd April '16 0 1007

Battleship! Celebrating Nearly 50 Years of Milton Bradley’s Strategy Game

You sank my Battleship!

29th March '16 0 798

Powerful Living Rocks! Remembering Tonka's Rock Lords

Thirty years ago, in 1986, toymakers Bandai and Tonka introduced a generation of kids to…the Rock Lords.