About The Retro Dad..

Hello and welcome to 'The Retro Dad'  

My name is Darrin Vindiola.  I'm a child of the 70s and 80s, have an affinity for most things retro, and have been blogging and creating websites with original content since 1996.  
'The Retro Dad' is a site dedicated to a vast array of topics, all being tied together by the retro aspect of each subject.  

Through the years, my writing has focused on many topics such as food, toys, Disney, bicycling, travel, Tiki, and pop culture, just to name a few.  One constant however, has been a big focus on the retro aspect of my greatly varied interests.  So much so, that friends in my personal and online social circles have given me the moniker "The Retro Dad", a title I've come to adopt with great honor.

I love to write, and have stayed active in doing so for as long as I can remember.  I've written articles for several toy collecting and pop culture magazines over the years, and used to publish a toy collecting newsletter back before newsletters mostly became electronic. 'The Retro Dad' is pretty much my online home and the gateway to everything else I do online.  I love the medium of writing, but am not so old school that I won't bend to the new ways people receive their online content.  Therefore, web videos and social media will definitely play a larger part in this site's future.

Thank you for taking the time to swing by, and I hope you enjoy the retro related content housed within the site.

'The Retro Dad' was created and is ran by Darrin Vindiola Sr.  The site primarily focuses on nostalgic and retro news, reviews, and editorials, encompassing all manner of topics.  Occasionally I may perform sponsored reviews in which I might receive reimbursement, but I will always state this in said reviews.  Opinions are my own, and I take pride in giving my honest and truthful opinion about everything I review.  If you would like to work with me on a project or promotion, by all means contact me.