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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 Characters, New Toys

Old Characters, New Toys

What do Han Solo, Batman, Ms. Pac-Man and Jack Torrance from The Shining have in common? That’s right: they were all big in the 80s and are still popular today. But more than that, they’ve all existed in some form or another as toys, and…

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4 Things You Might Not Know Were First Invented in the 70s

4 Things You Might Not Know Were First Invented in the 70s

The 70s, 80s and 90s were a time of great innovation. If we think that today we’ve progressed so far, if we had to think about it, it’s only because of the discoveries that our forefathers made. So in spirit of gratitude, here are four…

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My Love/Hate Relationship With Fruit Machines

My Love/Hate Relationship With Fruit Machines

I’ve got a bit of a love / hate relationship with Fruit Machines (or ‘Puggies’ as we call them in Scotland). I guess they’re called Slot Machines or One Armed Bandits in America, but that’s a slightly different kind of game I think. More of…

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What one Disney ride would you choose as your only form of entertainment?

What one Disney ride would you choose as your only form of entertainment?

This is the second post in my series where I answer some of the Fourth Chair Carryover Questions from the Nerd Lunch Podcast. See my first blog post in this series to read about what exactly that is. This question is from Jay from the…

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The retro things in Las Vegas that make me want to go back

The retro things in Las Vegas that make me want to go back

I’ve been lucky enough to visit Las Vegas three times so far in my life. Once on a Uni field trip, once on a friend’s stag party and then also once with my wife on our honeymoon, nearly 8 years ago, when we drove Route…

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Mr Biffo’s excellent ‘Do You Remember This’ parody account

Mr Biffo’s excellent ‘Do You Remember This’ parody account

Many of you reading this in the UK will likely remember the great work done in the 90s by Paul Rose, aka Mr Biffo. He was the editor of the unique Teletext-based video games magazine Digitiser which pushed the boundaries in many ways in terms…

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If you love Panini stickers you have to watch this documentary ‘Stuck on You’

If you love Panini stickers you have to watch this documentary ‘Stuck on You’

A couple of days ago there was a documentary on ITV4 about Panini sticker albums. And I have to say, it was fantastic. From the time of writing it’s still available to watch online for about 28 days and it’s also being shown again next…

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I contributed photos to the new “Ultimate Retro Collection” bookazine

I contributed photos to the new “Ultimate Retro Collection” bookazine

I’m a big fan of Future Publishing and Imagine Publishing’s magazines and bookazines (Future recently acquired Imagine, so it’s now all under the Future umbrella). So I was very proud to be asked to contribute to Future’s latest bookazine “The Ultimate Retro Collection”. This bookazine…

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