Scrooge (1935)

Greetings! With the Christmas season upon us I wanted to take a look at a couple versions of the classic Charles Dickens tale A Christmas Carol. My all time favorite version of Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” is the 1938 release starring Reginald Owen as Scrooge.  I have watched other versions...

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas Original Air Date – December 8, 1974 on CBS Rankin/Bass This special has aired every year since its first broadcast on CBS until 1994 and on the now ABC Family now Freeform since 1995.  It airs twice this year on December 13th at 7:00 am...

2017 Holiday Shopping with the Toys R Us Catalog

A few weeks ago, I went into Toys R Us like all mature adults do, to buy myself some toys. I walked out with some super cool Nick Toons toys and I grabbed a catalog on my way out the door. When I was a kid, my grandma did all...

Welcome Michael Labbe!

When I launched Video Store Counter back in October, I had this vision of an all-encompassing blog that was retro at it’s core, but dabbled in all things pop culture. I wanted to share old memories and talk about all the nerdy stuff that I love in a positive environment....

Super Mario Odyssey – A Quick Review

Back on October 27th, Amazon delivered my copy of Super Mario Odyssey, the latest in the long running Nintendo franchise. Nintendo has been on fire in 2017, with the Switch flying off the shelves, the SNES Classic being impossible to find, and games like Zelda, Splatoon 2, and Arms winning...

Retro Sitcoms – The Thanksgiving Edition

It should come as no surprise that I’m a huge fan of sitcoms from the 80’s and 90’s. These were the shows that I grew up with, and despite their absurdity at times, sitting down and watching an outlandish take on life is a relaxing and comforting way for me...

I’m Excited for Pro Wrestling Again

There was a time when my entire life was consumed by professional wrestling. From 1997-2001, my life was wrestling. I watched every single show, I read every book, I bought every shirt, and when I had free-time I watched old shows or edited new ones together. I spent my days...

Reptar Bars and Nickelodeon Toys

Nickelodeon was so great in the 80’s and 90’s. Shows like You Can’t Say That On Television, Doug, Ren and Stimpy, Rugrats, Eurkea’s Castle, The Adventures of Pete and Pete, Double Dare, Roundhouse, Are You Afraid of the Dark, What Would You Do, Salute Your Shorts, Nick Arcade and the...