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Stompers and other awesome car toys in the 1986 Argos catalogue

Stompers and other awesome car toys in the 1986 Argos catalogue

This page from the 1986 Autumn/Winter Argos catalogue is pretty cool. You can see some classic toys such as the Matchbox Streak Racing, the Bigfoot truck, Scalextric, Hornby trains etc. But what really caught my eye were two playsets for the awesome Stompers. These were…

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Top Ten Action Figure Toylines

Top Ten Action Figure Toylines

Action figures are probably the main toy genre of the 80s. So many big franchises started out during that time, many of which are still going strong. For the purpose of this list I’m taking into account vehicles too. So if a toyline has cool…

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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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Back to the Future Secret Cinema

Back to the Future Secret Cinema

And so, my Time Travel Week begins… Time travel can be quite a heavy subject so I thought I would kick things off with a review of the event that inspired me to do a week about time travel in the first place. Secret Cinema,…

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