Junk Pile

/ January 14, 2015 10:22 am

Junk Pile: Super Mario Race Watch

Around 2002 or so, I was in Toys R Us. Their video game department hadn’t been touched in quite some time, which was evident by the display of Super Mario Race Gamewatch Boy. If I didn’t personally buy this at Toys R Us, I’d assume it was a bootleg. According to the back of the watch, this baby was released...

/ December 23, 2014 9:15 pm

Bart Simpson’s Cupcake Crisis

What can be said about The Simpsons’ Bart’s Cupcake Crisis handheld LCD game that this melodic version of the theme song can’t convey? Sometimes you’d go to the store with your parents, and you’d be very, very good. Like super good. So good, that you deserved a treat merely for not having a meltdown in the power tool aisle. Enter...

/ December 16, 2014 10:37 am

Vincent Price & The Amazing 3D Camera

House of Wax. The Tingler. House on Haunted Hill. The Fly. House of Usher. Well, houses in general, really.  These are things you think of when you hear the name Vincent Price.  But did you know the master of horror himself starred in an instructional marketing video for a camera that took photos in three dimensions? It was in the...

/ August 20, 2014 10:19 am

Rick Moranis Frisbee in Gravedale High

The 1990s were a strange time for cartoon series in North America. It seems like everyone had one, including Rick Moranis. Right now you’ll probably assume that meant there was some animated Honey, I Shrunk The Kids series you’d missed, but you’d be wrong. The series you missed? Rick Moranis in Gravedale High. The series itself wasn’t exactly Moranis-y, although...

/ July 28, 2014 11:47 am

Hulk Hogan Thunder Mixer

Endorsement deals don’t always have to make sense, especially when it comes to the 90s and wrestling.  Introducing the one celebrity endorsement item you’ve always wanted: Hulk Hogan Thunder Mixer. Imagine yourself in the ring… with a drink mixer. Several years ago, a relative found this thing in a storage closet and decided it was something I could put to...

/ January 6, 2014 9:40 am

Post’s Sega Game Tips VHS

While looking for something else on VHS, I ran across my copy of Post’s Sega Game Tips Video. As a disclaimer: the 90s were weird. For some reason I have this classic from 1994 on VHS. In my youth, I pretended to enjoy eating Alpha-Bits cereal in order to collect all the Animaniacs POGs. My mom kept buying it and...

/ September 28, 2013 11:49 am

Back to the Questionable Integrity Part III

Here it is, the long awaited third installment to our Back to the Questionable Integrity series.  As you learned from part one and part two at Pop Rewind, there is something fishy about these Back to the Future DVDs.  Let’s take a closer look at the third film! The front cover is relatively correct this time around.  Still, there are...

/ May 29, 2013 8:25 pm

Orbitz, Rollerblade, and Compilation CDs

I’ve already posted about my Orbitz bottle and experience with the failed soft drink (solid?) and I wasn’t going to touch on the subject again. That is, until I found this mail-away form for Orbitz hiding in a box of other junk. This form was on the shelves of Shoppers Drug Mart in 1997. One side of the form advertises...

/ May 3, 2013 1:21 pm

Sonic X-treme Paperback Book

Oh Sonic X-treme, you could have saved the Sonic franchise, yet sadly you were cancelled and never to be. Unless—wait, what’s this upon the thrift store bookshelf? Sonic X-treme paperback? Ah, smells like the 90s. Sonic X-treme, of course, is the long ago cancelled and forever lusted after Sonic game for the Saturn. Lots of lore exists online, so I’ll...

/ November 9, 2012 7:52 pm

Back to the Questionable Integrity Part II

If you saw our first part in this series, you are familiar with how strange it is to find an item such as this.  Our posting of the first Back to the Future DVD was such a hit, we thought we would share the sequels. Trust me, there is nothing signature about this selection.  See the “widescreen” note on the...