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Top Ten Moustaches

Top Ten Moustaches

There was a time when moustaches were a badge of honour. A symbol of manhood. A sign of virility. That time was the 80s (ok, and 70s). I wanted to take a look at the moustaches that have had the biggest impact on us over…

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Rediscovering my love for the Asterix books

Rediscovering my love for the Asterix books

I’ve always loved the Asterix books, but I’ve recently rekindled that love, and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. My son has just started reading them all (a day that I was looking forward to for a while) and he’s already read eight books in about two…

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The Amazing Neon Knights Retro Arcade in Essex

The Amazing Neon Knights Retro Arcade in Essex

I recently attended a great gaming night at the Neon Knights arcade. What’s the Neon Knights arcade, I hear you ask? Well, let me explain. In a nutshell it’s a fantastic retro arcade in Leigh-on-Sea, near Southend-on-Sea in Essex, run by some awesome people. But…

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My Immersive Stranger Things Secret Cinema Experience

My Immersive Stranger Things Secret Cinema Experience

It’s officially over now, so I can finally write about my experience at the Secret Cinema Stranger Things immersive experience that has been on in London these past few months. I went with my mate Ally Hogg, The Retro Hunter again, after we both had loved the Blade Runner one…

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The Fantastic Art of Nick Davies from Your Spectrum Magazine

The Fantastic Art of Nick Davies from Your Spectrum Magazine

I recently finished my look through all the old Your Spectrum magazines from the 80s. I really did love it. What a great magazine. One thing that stood out to me was some amazing artwork by Nick Davies. I’m pretty sure he carried on into…

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Sports stars that make me feel nostalgic about the 80s and 90s

Sports stars that make me feel nostalgic about the 80s and 90s

Yep, that’s right. There are sports stars that make me feel nostalgic about the 80s and early 90s. I think when I was younger I kind of looked at sports stars as super heroes. I used to watch them in awe. And these ones I’m…

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Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 21 – December 1985

Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 21 – December 1985

For the past year or two, I’ve been slowly going through all the old issues of the Your Spectrum magazine in the run up to the launch of the ZX Spectrum Next. Funnily enough, in my first article about the Your Spectrum magazine, I mentioned…

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The 5 Craziest Hotels and Casinos in Las Vegas

The 5 Craziest Hotels and Casinos in Las Vegas

Las Vegas can be a very polarising city. Either you love it or you hate it. Personally, I love it. I’ve been there three times, and each time has been an adventure. The first time I went we stayed in a little motel off the…

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Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 20 – November 1985

Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 20 – November 1985

I’m still looking at old ZX Spectrum 8-bit computer magazines while I wait for my new ZX Spectrum Next to arrive. This time I’m looking at the penultimate issue of Your Spectrum, Issue 20 from November 1985. All images are taken from the ever-awesome Internet Archive. Here…

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The best retro related ads from Super Bowl 2020

The best retro related ads from Super Bowl 2020

Every year I try to stay awake to watch the Super Bowl. Well, guess what. This year I managed it! I stayed awake until 3.30am and thoroughly enjoyed watching the Kansas City Chiefs win their first Super Bowl for 50 years. But one of the…

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