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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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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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