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April 27, 2018
Your PopCulteer is still not quite back to 100%, but there’s a lot of stuff to talk about this week, so let’s just jump in…
Blue Parrot Friday
More Reviews in PopCult
You can expect to see more reviews in PopCult in the coming weeks as I get back into the groove, covering toys, comics, books, gadgets and TV shows. I’m about a year in with Netflix, and due to my recent bouts with illness, I’ve somewhat mastered the art of binge-watching. I’ve also discovered a lot of new hidden gems and lost classics tucked away on the Roku, so expect to read more about that, too.
Toys R Us Update
As I write this, the Canadian, French, German and Italian branches of Toys R Us have all been sold and will continue to remain in business. The Asian operations, including Australia as well, are expected to be sold to the minority partner in the Chinese stores.
That leaves the American branch, and at the moment last-minute bids are in the works, but only for part of the stores. Isaac Larian, of MGA Toys, is said to be courting new partners and is hoping to present an enhanced bid for 215 of the US stores, but as we go to press no bid has been submitted, and the liquidation has moved into its next phase, with most items now marked down to 20% off.
Word is that the trustees may drag this out to give prospective bidders more time to build alliances.
Our sister internet radio station is still plugging away. Tune in at the website or on this embedded radio player to listen to truly independent radio…
As soon as your PopCulteer is back at full strength, The AIR will be back on track, with all-new programming every weekday at 2 PM.
The Monday Morning Art Unintentional Theme for April
Thus far, April has been a repository for Monday Morning Art based on old sessions of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School. With next Monday being the final day of the month, we see no need to change that, so check back for a new painting of Pepper Fandango, with a bit of a 1980s flair to it, first thing next week.
And tha’t it for this week’s PopCulteer. Yours truly plans on spending Friday eating Advil and watching WWE’s huge event in Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, you can check back every day for fresh content here in PopCult.