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Mr. Throwback Now Has an Action Figure, and 2Pac and Biggie Are Next

(Courtesy of Mr. Throwback)

(Courtesy of Mr. Throwback)

Mini Basquiat has a new friend to play with now that Mr. Throwback has his own action figure.

Michael Spitz (aka Mr. Throwback) tells us it all started when Brooklyn-based writer and multimedia artist Moth de la Cruz came into his vintage toy and clothing shop on East Ninth Street and showed off a hybrid action figure he had made for his son, using the body of a Venom figure and the head of a Kid Robot-esque bear. Spitz encouraged him to turn the mash-ups into a business and now, under the name Mixxedchampions, De la Cruz sells figurines of Cocaine Fiends and the like.
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Mr. Throwback Stuck His Finger in His Dunk-a-roo Icing (Let’s Face It – Who Didn’t?)

This week, we asked Mr. Throwback what his childhood snack of choice was. Gushers? Fruit Roll-Ups? Fun Dip? Bugles? Damn, the ’90s had good snacks.

Yes, all of those artificial ingredient-laden treats were fun and delicious, but Mr. Throwback went with the most fun and delicious treat of them all: Dunk-a-roos!
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Mr. Throwback Wants to Swim in a Bowl of Oat Bran, Rick Moranis-Style

This week, Mr. Throwback selects an actor who permeated our childhood but disappeared without warning.

Rick Moranis first gained comedic notoriety in the early ’80s as a cast member on the renowned Canadian sketch comedy series, Second City Television (other prominent cast members included John Candy, Catherine O’Hara and Martin Short). Moranis went on to star in Hollywood comedy classics like Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Little Giants, Spaceballs and, of course, Ghostbusters.
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Mr. Throwback Tingles Inside Every Time He Watches The Sandlot

Everyone’s favorite connoisseur of all things retro and nostalgic, Mr. Throwback, gives us his weekly blast from the past.

Mr. Throwback has had an eventful few days: he made a cameo appearance on the Jumbotron at the Garden and then Allan Houston, assistant GM of the Knicks, dropped off a jersey [update: not really! Mr. Throwback was just kidding around on Instagram] at his store. And yet he still found time to make his throwback pick of the week.
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Watch Mr. Throwback Go-Kart Back Through Time

Everyone’s favorite connoisseur of all things retro and nostalgic, Mr. Throwback, gives us his weekly blast from the past.

Whether you’re a Toad, a Peach or a Bowser, most agree that Super Mario Kart is one of if not the best video games of all time (According to Guinness it is. They granted the Super Mario Kart series top billing in their top 50 console games. The rankings were awarded based on “initial impact and lasting legacy”). Launched in Japan on August 27, 1992, the game features Mario, Luigi and their pals fighting for first and deploying red shells at anyone who stands in their way. Watch as Mr. Throwback takes on the classic Mario circuit with his preferred character, Toad.

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Mr. Throwback Wears Bart Simpson On His Blue Suede Ewings

Welcome to Mr. Throwback Thursday, in which everyone’s favorite connoisseur of all things retro and nostalgic, Mr. Throwback, gives us a weekly blast from the past.

(Photo: Allyson Shiffman)

(Photo: Allyson Shiffman)

Like most males who grew up in the ’80s, Mr. Throwback was enamored with the Chicago Bulls. When he came home from college and rediscovered his childhood room, which was lovingly decorated with Bulls paraphernalia, the pleasant feeling of nostalgia prompted him to start poking around the Internet for other nifty finds. He then purchased 1,000 jerseys and 1,000 hats (sure, why not), which he started selling at the Hells Kitchen Flea at 39th and Ninth.
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