• In-Between #3 – Toy Fair 2020, ’80s Escape Rooms, & Ice Cream Arcade

    We look at some of the latest, not-so-new toy announcements to come out of Toy Fair 2020. From The Real Ghostbusters to Tiger Electronics handhelds, we have opinions about these retro releases. Also on the show: an attempt to create an ’80s escape room for Wayback Weekend, and Bryan’s hunt for coffee leads him to ice cream and an arcade instead.

  • Episode #11 – ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ & Video Game Movies

    The new Sonic the Hedgehog movie is surprisingly good, however, that’s not always the case for video game movies. Join us as we take a deep-dive into the new Sonic movie and a closer look at two box office flops that show how NOT to make a video game into a movie. Grab your popcorn…this is Wayback Attack!

  • Episode #10 – Pop Culture Cupids

    Love is in the air! While Valentine’s Day is often considered a lesser holiday, it’s still an important cultural affair. In this episode, we take a closer look at the symbol of the lover’s holiday and magnify some obscure references to Cupid in pop culture, including Urkel, Johnny Carson, and Elmer Fudd. Take aim and let it fly… this is Wayback Attack!

  • Episode #9 – Themed Hotels: Atari, Nickelodeon, & More!

    By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard the news that there will be a new string of Atari-themed hotels breaking ground in 2020. What you may not remember are the dozens of other themed hotels and resorts of the past and present. Listen along as we discuss such classics as Legoland, the Nickelodeon Hotel & Resort, and even Excalibur’s WCW Nitro Grill!

  • Episode #8 – Super AD Bowl

    After a holiday hiatus, the Wayback Attack podcast returns with this look at Super Bowl ads past and present, and we identify some winners and losers in this tried-and-true tradition. Plus, Bryan witnesses the Super Bowl Shuffle for the first time. Enjoy!

  • Episode #7 – Santa, Baby!

    Ho! Ho! Ho! The big guy's annual arrival is almost here, so we take a look back at some of our favorite weird and wacky Santas in pop culture. We hope this special Christmas episode makes your belly shake when you laugh like a bowl full of jelly!

  • In-Between #2: IAAPA, Antiques, & Free Play Florida

    It’s our second “in-between” episode and we’ve got some catching up to do. Listen as Preston discusses his recent trips to the annual International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo and the retrogaming show Free Play Florida. Meanwhile, Bryan learned about the past and is getting ready for the future of the “social” movie experience.

  • Episode 6 – The Toys That Made Us (w/ Brian Volk-Weiss)

    Who we are is influenced by many factors growing up, but if you’re like us, then toys had a huge impact! On this episode of the show, we discuss the latest season of Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us and interview the show’s executive producer and director Brian Volk-Weiss.

  • Episode 5 – Open the Vault, Disney+

    As most fans celebrated the long-awaited launch of the new Disney+ streaming service, we were left lamenting the forgotten gems of yesteryear. Follow along with us as we give our picks for some of the best (and weirdest) Disney properties that have yet to make an appearance on the popular platform.

  • Episode 4 – Happy Meal’s 40th Anniversary

    In 1979 McDonalds released what would become a family staple: The Happy Meal. Not only did parents have an easy option for a menu selection at an affordable price, children left the Golden Arches with just a little bit of magic. Join us as we look back at the most popular and valuable toys, our memories, and as we "super size-up" the competition!

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