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My re-read of Ready Player One and thoughts about what the movie may bring

My re-read of Ready Player One and thoughts about what the movie may bring

I first read Ready Player One not long after it came out and I gave my initial brief thoughts on the book on this blog. I’m very much looking forward to the film and I will be seeing it on Monday 2nd April, so I…

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How Arcade Games Inspired the Modern Phenomenon of eSports

How Arcade Games Inspired the Modern Phenomenon of eSports

Video gaming is always a welcome topic on this website and arcade gaming is one area we particularly feel an affinity for. From discussing our favourite arcade hits to making our very own cabinet, the subject is a fascinating area and many of the best…

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Carded toys from the 80s that I would buy if I won the lottery

Carded toys from the 80s that I would buy if I won the lottery

As mentioned in a previous post, I’m forever daydreaming about what I would splash my cash on if I had a financial windfall. It’s just one of my hobbies I guess, making lists of rare or expensive things I would like to deck out my…

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This Shrinky Dinks Kooky Comics set was one of my holy grails that I thought I would never get my hands on

This Shrinky Dinks Kooky Comics set was one of my holy grails that I thought I would never get my hands on

Sometimes there are items that you remember from your youth that you think you will never get your hands on again. Perhaps it is very rare or very obscure or just not very common and you can’t quite remember what it’s called. I quite often…

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Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 09 Nov 1984

Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 09 Nov 1984

My look through all the old Your Spectrum and Your Sinclair magazines continues, in the run up to the ZX Spectrum Next launch (as explained before in my first post about Old Spectrum Mags). Here’s my look at the highlights of Your Spectrum Issue 09…

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Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 08 Oct 1984

Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 08 Oct 1984

I’m continuing my look through all the old Your Spectrum and Your Sinclair magazines in the run up to the ZX Spectrum Next launch (as explained before in my first post about Old Spectrum Mags). Here’s my look at the highlights of Your Spectrum Issue…

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A Development in my Hunt for Information Around This Amazing 1979 London Transport Statue

A Development in my Hunt for Information Around This Amazing 1979 London Transport Statue

Following on from my previous post about this fantastic London Transport sculpture, I have a development. Firstly, to recap, I went to London as a child and one of the highlights for me was picking up a London Transport leaflet which had a photo of…

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What retro goodies would I spend a lottery win on

What retro goodies would I spend a lottery win on

I’m the kind of guy who daydreams a lot. I just enjoy daydreaming and thinking ‘what if’ sometimes. Quite often I wonder what I would spend my money on if I had a cash windfall. It’s fun and can be a bit of an escape….

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Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 07 Sep 1984

Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 07 Sep 1984

As explained before in my first post about Old Spectrum Mags that 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 07…

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Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 06 Aug 1984

Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 06 Aug 1984

As explained before in my first post about Old Spectrum Mags that 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 06…

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