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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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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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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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These Star Wars pencil toppers were pretty cool

These Star Wars pencil toppers were pretty cool

What a great idea. When you weren’t allowed to bring your Star Wars toys into school, you were still allowed pencil toppers to put on the end of your pencils. Hey presto, Star Wars pencil toppers! These are ones I bought off eBay but I…

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Toy Hunter is back!

Toy Hunter is back!

“God bless Quest TV” is all I can say. After being cancelled in the US, the awesome Toy Hunter show was picked up by Quest TV in the UK and the new season aired here last Wednesday. Good times. If you haven’t seen Toy Hunter…

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Stompers and other awesome car toys in the 1986 Argos catalogue

Stompers and other awesome car toys in the 1986 Argos catalogue

This page from the 1986 Autumn/Winter Argos catalogue is pretty cool. You can see some classic toys such as the Matchbox Streak Racing, the Bigfoot truck, Scalextric, Hornby trains etc. But what really caught my eye were two playsets for the awesome Stompers. These were…

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Top Ten Action Figure Toylines

Top Ten Action Figure Toylines

Action figures are probably the main toy genre of the 80s. So many big franchises started out during that time, many of which are still going strong. For the purpose of this list I’m taking into account vehicles too. So if a toyline has cool…

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Awesome Action Transfers of He-Man and Star Wars

Awesome Action Transfers of He-Man and Star Wars

Who remembers Action Transfers? The interactive rub down experience where you could create your own vignettes of your favourite 80s franchise. “Make the action come alive!”. I personally used to love them. You could even create some custom characters, for example by transferring Skeletor’s body…

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This Zoids leaflet reminds us just how awesome they really were

This Zoids leaflet reminds us just how awesome they really were

I recently got this Zoids leaflet off eBay. It’s French but the pictures are in English ;-). I love ephemera things like this. Small leaflets that are meant to be thrown away but which contain beautiful imagery of all the products in the range. There…

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