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Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 05 July 1984

Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 05 July 1984

As I explained in my first post about Old Spectrum Mags I’m going through all the old Your Spectrum and Your Sinclair magazines in the run up to the ZX Spectrum Next launch. Here’s my look at the highlights of Your Spectrum Issue 05 from…

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Old Characters, New Toys

Old Characters, New Toys

What do Han Solo, Batman, Ms. Pac-Man and Jack Torrance from The Shining have in common? That’s right: they were all big in the 80s and are still popular today. But more than that, they’ve all existed in some form or another as toys, and…

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4 Things You Might Not Know Were First Invented in the 70s

4 Things You Might Not Know Were First Invented in the 70s

The 70s, 80s and 90s were a time of great innovation. If we think that today we’ve progressed so far, if we had to think about it, it’s only because of the discoveries that our forefathers made. So in spirit of gratitude, here are four…

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Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 04

Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 04

I continue my look at the old issues of the magazine Your Spectrum in the run up to the launch of the ZX Spectrum Next. Today we look at Issue 04 from June 1984. All images are taken from the Internet Archive. Here is the…

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Go for Broke! – One of my favourite board game memories

Go for Broke! – One of my favourite board game memories

Growing up, my family was quite into board games. I have lots of happy memories playing Monopoly, Cluedo and Trivial Pursuits regularly with my mum, dad and brothers. They were probably the games we played the most often. But then there was a second rung…

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I really want to find out more info about this London Transport statue from the early 80s

I really want to find out more info about this London Transport statue from the early 80s

My family used to travel down from Scotland to have a weekend in London, often once a year, when I was a child. We did all the usual touristy things and sometimes met up with friends. I’ve got lots of great memories of those trips…

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Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 03

Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 03

As I explained in the first post about Old Spectrum Mags I’m going through all the old Your Spectrum and Your Sinclair magazines in the run up to the ZX Spectrum Next launch. Here’s my look at the highlights of Your Spectrum Issue 03 from…

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Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 02

Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 02

As I explained in the first post about Old Spectrum Mags I’m going through all the old Your Spectrum and Your Sinclair magazines in the run up to the ZX Spectrum Next launch. Here’s my look at the highlights of Your Spectrum Issue 02. All…

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Top Ten UK Chat Show Moments

Top Ten UK Chat Show Moments

One of my main rabbit holes on the internet that I find myself falling down, more times than I really should, is watching old interviews on late night US chat shows. There are so many great interviews on Letterman, Leno and Carson’s shows in particular….

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My Love/Hate Relationship With Fruit Machines

My Love/Hate Relationship With Fruit Machines

I’ve got a bit of a love / hate relationship with Fruit Machines (or ‘Puggies’ as we call them in Scotland). I guess they’re called Slot Machines or One Armed Bandits in America, but that’s a slightly different kind of game I think. More of…

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