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Raleigh Vektar brochure – the toughest computer on two wheels!

Raleigh Vektar brochure – the toughest computer on two wheels!

I was a huge fan of Street Hawk and also a big BMX guy. So when Raleigh released the Vektar in 1985 it almost felt like you could have your very own Street Hawk style BMX! It was a BMX with a built in computer….

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Top Ten Eggs

Top Ten Eggs

As it’s Good Friday I thought it would be good to start Easter Weekend with a Top Ten of Eggs in pop culture. I thought it might be hard but there’s actually more than you think. What a classic TV show. Batshit crazy. The intro…

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Cereal Killer Cafe

Cereal Killer Cafe

I recently visited a cool, new cafe in London. The Cereal Killer Cafe, which opened a few months ago, specialises in retro and hard-to-find cereals. They import cereals from all round the world. As a fan of Nerd Lunch and cereal:geek and all things retro/geek/food…

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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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