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Very cool Transformers toy leaflet from 1985

Very cool Transformers toy leaflet from 1985

I love old toy leaflets like these. Check out all the G1 Transformers on display here. Autobots on the front and Decepticons on the back. Just take a look at the size of that Jetfire! You can see other cool leaflets like this in the…

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These arcade machine photographs are absolutely gorgeous

These arcade machine photographs are absolutely gorgeous

I recently stumbled across this incredible series of art photographs by Danny Passarella of arcade machines. Just check them out. They’re absolutely beautiful. The pics below are just screenshots from his website but if you have some cash to splash you can purchase prints from…

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Awesome collection of 70s toys in this 1982 Argos catalogue

Awesome collection of 70s toys in this 1982 Argos catalogue

What a collection of 70s franchises here in this page from the 1982 Spring Argos catalogue. You’ve got CHiPs, The Professionals, Buck Rogers, Action Man and Star Wars. Darth Vader’s Star Destroyer is a pretty weird toy actually isn’t it? I always wanted one of…

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with this fabulous My Little Pony Argos spread from 1986

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with this fabulous My Little Pony Argos spread from 1986

All you retro girls (and Bronies) out there can enjoy this trip down My Little Pony lane with this awesome double page spread from the 1986 Autumn/Winter Argos catalogue. And all you guys out there in relationships can give your loved one a blast from…

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Top Ten Retro Sweets

Top Ten Retro Sweets

Sweets are a big thing when you’re a kid. Sometimes they are the biggest thing in your day or even your life! Oh, halcyon days. Because of this, there are some sweets that I really do look back on with very fond memories. I’m not…

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Impossiball: it’s got a mind of its own

Impossiball: it’s got a mind of its own

Anyone else remember this? The ball that moved in an ‘unpredicta-ball’ way. It was like it was alive. Obviously I now know it just has a big steel ball inside, slightly off-centre to make it move strangely, but at the time it was awesome. There’s…

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This A1 M.A.S.K. poster from 1987 is a thing of beauty

This A1 M.A.S.K. poster from 1987 is a thing of beauty

This M.A.S.K. poster is huge. And it’s amazing. Just check out that artwork. If I had gotten this when I was a kid it would most certainly be adorning my bedroom wall. Not sure my wife will allow it just now though. One thing M.A.S.K….

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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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