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This Matchbox catalogue from 1984 cost 5p and is filled with absolute awesome

This Matchbox catalogue from 1984 cost 5p and is filled with absolute awesome

When I got this Matchbox catalogue off eBay, I just kept turning the pages and my “wow”s just kept getting louder. So many awesome products in this one little catalogue. And it only cost 5p back in the day! Feast your eyes on what is…

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What I Would Want in my Retro Man Crate

What I Would Want in my Retro Man Crate

I was recently asked by Man Crates to write a post about what I would want in my retro man crate. They’ve got some pretty cool gift ideas on their site and a retro one obviously caught my imagination. So here goes with my Top…

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Jamie Benning

Jamie Benning

Interviewed on 29th May 2015 Up until now my interviews have been with 80 yr old men who were famous for wearing white suits. Jamie Benning is not 80 yrs old and I’m not sure what colour suits he prefers. Jamie is not a star…

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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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Burnin’ Key Cars

Name: Burnin’ Key Cars Manufacturer: Kidco, Matchbox Year: 1980 Country of origin: USA Category: Toys & Games Tags: Kidco, Matchbox, A-Team Notes: These things were great. You put the key in the back, squeezed it and watched the car absolutely fly. I mean these things…

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Cobra (video game)

Name: Cobra Made by: Ocean Software Ltd Year: 1986 Country of origin: UK Category: Video Games Tags: Ocean, Cobra Links: World of Spectrum – Cobra Notes: Great film and a great video game to go along with it. Quite a fun game with cartoony graphics…

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Rubik’s Cube

The classic, iconic 80s toy.

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