On Episode 092 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Bop-It toy/game with a wonderful interview with its creator, Dan Klitsner! Dan is also the founder and creative director of toy inventing and licensing firm, KID Group LLC. Dan discusses not only the 25th Anniversary of the Bop It, but also his part in the production of newer versions of classic games like Tetris, Simon, Slinky and Rubik’s Cube. Some talk about the movie Big, as well as the Back to the Future and Star Wars franchises, is weaved into the discussion also.

Check out Dan’s fun website Bop It For Good, as well as his frequently updated social media accounts on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok!

Additionally, our announcer Mr. Retrovere helms our RETRO NEWS segment which covers:

  • 30th Anniversary of the Motion Picture BASIC INSTINCT
  • 35th Anniversaries of:
    • The Motion Picture RAISING ARIZONA
    • The Classic Rock Album THE JOSHUA TREE by U2
    • The Classic Rock Live Album TRIBUTE by Ozzy Osbourne
  • 40th Anniversaries of:
    • The Classic Pop Album DIAMOND by Spandau Ballet
    • The Self-Titled Classic Rock Album ASIA
    • The Motion Picture CONAN THE BARBARIAN
    • The TV Series T.J. HOOKER
  • 45th Anniversaries of:
    • The Motion Picture AIRPORT ’77
    • The TV Sitcom THREE’S COMPANY
    • The TV Series EIGHT IS ENOUGH
    • The Self-Titled Classic Rock Album FOREIGNER
    • The Classic Rock Album LET THERE BE ROCK by AC/DC
  • 50th Anniversaries of:
    • The Motion Picture SILENT RUNNING
    • The Motion Picture THE GODFATHER
  • 55th Anniversary of the Self-Titled Classic Rock Album THE GRATEFUL DEAD
  • The Recent Passing Away of:
    • EMILIO DELGADO (Luis on Sesame Street)

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