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Retromash is 1 year old + Competition!

Retromash is 1 year old + Competition!

Oh how time files. Seems like only yesterday that I pressed the big red button to make Retromash.com live. It was a year ago today. I’m pretty pleased with how the first year has gone. We’ve been on Buzzfeed, been in two national UK newspapers…

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Top Ten Movie Posters

Top Ten Movie Posters

Movie posters can be simple, descriptive representations of the contents of the movie, or other times they can be works of art. I used to have several of the movie posters below on my bedroom wall and I used to also collect those postcard sized…

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Casio F-91W – The classic digital watch

Casio F-91W – The classic digital watch

Not many things say 80s and 90s more than Casio digital watches. It was always one of the sections in the Argos catalogue that I loved flicking through. There have been so many classic digital watches over the years including the Casio Databank, the one…

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Weetabix + BMX = Awesome

Weetabix + BMX = Awesome

I was a huge Weetabix fan as a child, and absolutely loved the Neet Weet Gang. They had some great advertising campaigns and this advert here blends one of my other loves of the 80s. The BMX bike! If you’re a fan of the Neet…

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Reopening of Happidrome arcade in Southend-on-Sea

Reopening of Happidrome arcade in Southend-on-Sea

It’s not every day you get to attend the opening of an arcade. So when the Happidrome arcade in Southend-on-Sea, Essex was relaunching after flood damage I just had to go. It had been hit with terrible flooding twice over the past year and so…

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Anyone recognise these Grandstand Convertors in this A1 poster?

Anyone recognise these Grandstand Convertors in this A1 poster?

This is a toyline I wasn’t too aware of to be honest. Grandstand Convertors. After doing a bit of research it seems they are part of that pre-Transformers world that I often get confused by. They are the UK version of a Diaclone toyline by…

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A smorgasbord of board games in this 1986 Argos catalogue

A smorgasbord of board games in this 1986 Argos catalogue

It’s hard to beat playing a good board game with the family I think. I’ve got so many happy memories playing some of the board games in these Argos pages. Hungry Hippos, Guess Who?, Mouse Trap, Downfall, Go for Broke, Game of Life, Trivial Pursuit,…

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Top Ten UK Game Shows

Top Ten UK Game Shows

This is actually a massive subject. Loads of amazing game shows and quiz shows to choose from. Just look at how long the list of honourable mentions is. Very tough to choose a Top Ten. I had to go for ones that I have massive…

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Skedoodle was the Etch A Sketch alternative from Hasbro

Skedoodle was the Etch A Sketch alternative from Hasbro

Everyone knows what an Etch A Sketch is but not everyone has experienced a Skedoodle. Made by Hasbro in 1979, it had a cool round screen, compared to the flat Etch A Sketch screen. It also had a joystick which allowed you to draw shapes…

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Book Review: Ready Player One – Part 1

Book Review: Ready Player One – Part 1

This isn’t a full book review but it’s a part one. The reason being that I just heard a few days ago that Nerdist is doing a readalong book club of Ready Player One starting this very week. I’ve already read the book but had…

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