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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with this fabulous My Little Pony Argos spread from 1986

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with this fabulous My Little Pony Argos spread from 1986

All you retro girls (and Bronies) out there can enjoy this trip down My Little Pony lane with this awesome double page spread from the 1986 Autumn/Winter Argos catalogue. And all you guys out there in relationships can give your loved one a blast from…

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Top Ten Retro Sweets

Top Ten Retro Sweets

Sweets are a big thing when you’re a kid. Sometimes they are the biggest thing in your day or even your life! Oh, halcyon days. Because of this, there are some sweets that I really do look back on with very fond memories. I’m not…

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Impossiball: it’s got a mind of its own

Impossiball: it’s got a mind of its own

Anyone else remember this? The ball that moved in an ‘unpredicta-ball’ way. It was like it was alive. Obviously I now know it just has a big steel ball inside, slightly off-centre to make it move strangely, but at the time it was awesome. There’s…

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This A1 M.A.S.K. poster from 1987 is a thing of beauty

This A1 M.A.S.K. poster from 1987 is a thing of beauty

This M.A.S.K. poster is huge. And it’s amazing. Just check out that artwork. If I had gotten this when I was a kid it would most certainly be adorning my bedroom wall. Not sure my wife will allow it just now though. One thing M.A.S.K….

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This Starburst ad has a big 80s vibe about it

This Starburst ad has a big 80s vibe about it

This Starburst ad has been played a lot lately, and while it doesn’t really have any direct 80s references, I just think it has an awesome 80s vibe about it. Big monster trucks, bright colours everywhere, big musclebound dudes and dudettes who kind of bear…

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These 1986 ghettoblasters are objects of sheer beauty

These 1986 ghettoblasters are objects of sheer beauty

I do have a thing about ghettoblasters and old music systems in general. That’s why I love this page from the 1986 Autumn / Winter Argos catalogue. Just check out all the different styles on the page. Classic style, black, grey, detachable speakers, stretched, and…

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Top Ten 80s TV Action Shows

Top Ten 80s TV Action Shows

One of the big things about the 80s in my mind is TV. There were so many family friendly shows on Saturdays that you could watch with the whole family. You just don’t get that these days. I’ve got lots of happy memories of watching…

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These Star Wars pencil toppers were pretty cool

These Star Wars pencil toppers were pretty cool

What a great idea. When you weren’t allowed to bring your Star Wars toys into school, you were still allowed pencil toppers to put on the end of your pencils. Hey presto, Star Wars pencil toppers! These are ones I bought off eBay but I…

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Cool He-Man photo spread from an unknown UK magazine

Cool He-Man photo spread from an unknown UK magazine

I got this Masters of the Universe photo spread off eBay. Not sure what magazine it’s from but it’s definitely from the UK because of the currency. The He-Man figures were only £2.65 each! Judging from the figures on sale I think it must be…

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Toy Hunter is back!

Toy Hunter is back!

“God bless Quest TV” is all I can say. After being cancelled in the US, the awesome Toy Hunter show was picked up by Quest TV in the UK and the new season aired here last Wednesday. Good times. If you haven’t seen Toy Hunter…

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