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This Starburst ad has a big 80s vibe about it

This Starburst ad has a big 80s vibe about it

This Starburst ad has been played a lot lately, and while it doesn’t really have any direct 80s references, I just think it has an awesome 80s vibe about it. Big monster trucks, bright colours everywhere, big musclebound dudes and dudettes who kind of bear…

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These 1986 ghettoblasters are objects of sheer beauty

These 1986 ghettoblasters are objects of sheer beauty

I do have a thing about ghettoblasters and old music systems in general. That’s why I love this page from the 1986 Autumn / Winter Argos catalogue. Just check out all the different styles on the page. Classic style, black, grey, detachable speakers, stretched, and…

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Top Ten 80s TV Action Shows

Top Ten 80s TV Action Shows

One of the big things about the 80s in my mind is TV. There were so many family friendly shows on Saturdays that you could watch with the whole family. You just don’t get that these days. I’ve got lots of happy memories of watching…

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These Star Wars pencil toppers were pretty cool

These Star Wars pencil toppers were pretty cool

What a great idea. When you weren’t allowed to bring your Star Wars toys into school, you were still allowed pencil toppers to put on the end of your pencils. Hey presto, Star Wars pencil toppers! These are ones I bought off eBay but I…

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Cool He-Man photo spread from an unknown UK magazine

Cool He-Man photo spread from an unknown UK magazine

I got this Masters of the Universe photo spread off eBay. Not sure what magazine it’s from but it’s definitely from the UK because of the currency. The He-Man figures were only £2.65 each! Judging from the figures on sale I think it must be…

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Toy Hunter is back!

Toy Hunter is back!

“God bless Quest TV” is all I can say. After being cancelled in the US, the awesome Toy Hunter show was picked up by Quest TV in the UK and the new season aired here last Wednesday. Good times. If you haven’t seen Toy Hunter…

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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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