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Awesome Action Transfers of He-Man and Star Wars

Awesome Action Transfers of He-Man and Star Wars

Who remembers Action Transfers? The interactive rub down experience where you could create your own vignettes of your favourite 80s franchise. “Make the action come alive!”. I personally used to love them. You could even create some custom characters, for example by transferring Skeletor’s body…

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These Asterix toy leaflets showcase most of the range in all their Gaulish beauty

These Asterix toy leaflets showcase most of the range in all their Gaulish beauty

I picked up these two Asterix toy leaflets from the 80s off eBay recently. This is a toy range that I held dear to my heart even though I think I only had one other friend who was into them back in the day. The…

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This real life Pac-Man needs to be made

This real life Pac-Man needs to be made

This Bud ad, which is due to be shown at next weekend’s SuperBowl, is possibly the wet dream of many a retrogamer. Playing a real life version of Pac-Man where you are Pac-Man himself and have to run the maze and avoid the ghosts! Ignore…

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These 1982 televisions could answer you back

These 1982 televisions could answer you back

…at least that’s how PYE advertised them in the 1982 Spring Argos catalogue. The advent of Teletext was an incredible thing. “Teletext is the name given to a new information service transmitted FREE OF CHARGE together with the normal television signal. A Teletext T.V. is…

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Top Ten WWF Wrestlers

Top Ten WWF Wrestlers

That’s right. WWF, not WWE. That’s what it was back in the day so that’s what we’re calling it for this list. This is such a subjective list as it is purely the wrestlers that I personally enjoyed watching during the 80s and 90s in…

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I’ll be live-tweeting the 1990 WWF Royal Rumble this Saturday night

I’ll be live-tweeting the 1990 WWF Royal Rumble this Saturday night

The Royal Rumble has always been my favourite WWF or WWE pay per view event. I just love the drama of not knowing who is going to be the next person to run into the ring. And to have that many superstars in the ring…

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This Zoids leaflet reminds us just how awesome they really were

This Zoids leaflet reminds us just how awesome they really were

I recently got this Zoids leaflet off eBay. It’s French but the pictures are in English ;-). I love ephemera things like this. Small leaflets that are meant to be thrown away but which contain beautiful imagery of all the products in the range. There…

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Carnoisseur – very cool archive of 80s car catalogues

Carnoisseur – very cool archive of 80s car catalogues

I recently came across this awesome archive of a cool car catalogue. Carnoisseur is a car accessory retailer that started life in 1979, and published their first catalogue in 1981. They are still going strong, selling a range of performance and styling car accessories online…

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Top Ten Lamborghini Countachs

Top Ten Lamborghini Countachs

This is a top ten list that I had a lot of fun compiling. The Lamborghini Countach is a car that, like many other children in the 80s, I absolutely fell in love with. Even though it was first made in the 1970s it is…

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This Matchbox catalogue from 1984 cost 5p and is filled with absolute awesome

This Matchbox catalogue from 1984 cost 5p and is filled with absolute awesome

When I got this Matchbox catalogue off eBay, I just kept turning the pages and my “wow”s just kept getting louder. So many awesome products in this one little catalogue. And it only cost 5p back in the day! Feast your eyes on what is…

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