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Can anyone recognise this Shrinky Dinks set I’m searching for?

Can anyone recognise this Shrinky Dinks set I’m searching for?

Recently, I’ve been lucky enough be able to pick up several of my holy grail items that I had in my youth and that I’ve been wanting to own once again. These include a Treasure Island board game, Street Hawk bike, a Tonka car, a…

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This is some pretty cool retro wallpaper

This is some pretty cool retro wallpaper

I get a lot of offers for sponsored posts, which I normally refuse as often the products aren’t totally relevant for my site or I just don’t like the product. But I’m not against the idea of a sponsored post at all, because it obviously…

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The Retromash Advent Calendar is all ready for December

The Retromash Advent Calendar is all ready for December

It’s that time of year again folks. The Retromash Advent Calendar is live. Check it out over the month of December to see presents and Christmas stocking fillers from yesteryear, all from the pages of the 1988 Autumn/Winter Argos catalogue. After Optimus Prime and He-Man…

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Weird real life retro analogies

Weird real life retro analogies

I do sometimes think I have a bit of a sickness. Maybe it’s just a retro obsession. But when I’m doing the most random things it can remind me of something retro related which almost uses a similar skill. Maybe I’m just trying to convince…

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I found the best gaming pub in the world

I found the best gaming pub in the world

Clapham, London, UK is the home to the best gaming pub in the world. It’s official. At least, it’s the best one I’ve been to. I’ve been to ‘barcades’ before, and they’re great, but this place is more than that. I’m talking about the Four…

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Am I Too Old To Ride A BMX?

Am I Too Old To Ride A BMX?

Last weekend I popped out for some eggs on the Saturday morning and I stumbled upon a bunch of 80s BMXs lined up outside one of my local pubs. Obviously I had to stop to check it out. Turns out it was an event called…

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This retro site exposes the biggest magic tricks of the 80s

This retro site exposes the biggest magic tricks of the 80s

I’ve always loved magic. I’m the kind of person, like a lot of us, that is always trying to catch the magician out. Trying to work out how they did the illusion. Magicians are tricksters and I’ve always wanted to try to unravel the tricksters….

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Display and storage tips

Display and storage tips

One thing that always ends up being a challenge to any adult collector is storage space. Money obviously is a big factor too but there’s always ways to get some stuff really cheaply from car boot sales or charity shops etc. But, unless you live…

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Why I Love Collecting TV and Movie Books from the 80s

Why I Love Collecting TV and Movie Books from the 80s

I recently discovered Invaluable.com, which is a great site for browsing items to add to your own retro collectibles and memorabilia, and it made me want to write a piece about some of my collections. My retro collection is pretty eclectic, I have to say….

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My immersive Star Wars Secret Cinema experience

My immersive Star Wars Secret Cinema experience

I can now finally upload this blog post about the Star Wars Secret Cinema because it is no longer secret. After 5 months of non stop shows it’s now done and the unofficial blogging embargo has been lifted. I’m writing this right after the event…

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