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This Shrinky Dinks Kooky Comics set was one of my holy grails that I thought I would never get my hands on

This Shrinky Dinks Kooky Comics set was one of my holy grails that I thought I would never get my hands on

Sometimes there are items that you remember from your youth that you think you will never get your hands on again. Perhaps it is very rare or very obscure or just not very common and you can’t quite remember what it’s called. I quite often…

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Commando comics

Name: Commando comics Publisher: D.C. Thomson & Co. Year: 1961 Country of origin: UK Category: Books, Comics, Mags Notes: I always liked the format of these comics. Nice pocket size and always very well bound. Very tactile. And great war stories and ‘ripping yarns’. A…

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Books, Comics, Mags

Books, Comics, Mags

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Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 09 Nov 1984

Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 09 Nov 1984

My look through all the old Your Spectrum and Your Sinclair magazines continues, in the run up to the ZX Spectrum Next launch (as explained before in my first post about Old Spectrum Mags). Here’s my look at the highlights of Your Spectrum Issue 09…

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What retro goodies would I spend a lottery win on

What retro goodies would I spend a lottery win on

I’m the kind of guy who daydreams a lot. I just enjoy daydreaming and thinking ‘what if’ sometimes. Quite often I wonder what I would spend my money on if I had a cash windfall. It’s fun and can be a bit of an escape….

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How Comic Books Have Evolved Over The Years

How Comic Books Have Evolved Over The Years

Comic books, as with anything, have changed considerably as time has gone on. The changes that have happened have been with the various parts which actually go into forming the comic book itself. Some changes happened because of advancements in technology, some because of natural…

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My thoughts on ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ after one viewing

My thoughts on ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ after one viewing

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What I am hoping for from the newly announced Masters of the Universe movie

What I am hoping for from the newly announced Masters of the Universe movie

The big news I’ve been waiting for is here. They have finally officially announced that they are making a Masters of the Universe movie! It is due to come out on December 18th, 2019. This has been hinted at for a while now but we’ve…

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That time when a teenage Paul Gambaccini and George R. R. Martin appeared in The Fantastic Four

That time when a teenage Paul Gambaccini and George R. R. Martin appeared in The Fantastic Four

A few years ago I embarked on attempting to read all the early Marvel superhero comics. My plan was to try to read the whole of the silver age and bronze age over the course of several years. Babies got in the way, however, and…

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Spider-Man showing The Beyonder how to go to the toilet

Spider-Man showing The Beyonder how to go to the toilet

Quite often, when I feel the urge to go to the bathroom, I think of Spider-Man. That probably sounds quite strange, so let me explain. I’ve always had this childhood memory of a Spider-Man comic that I read when I was about 10 years old,…

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