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Some of the best novels of the 80s

Some of the best novels of the 80s

It is no surprise that some books have cemented their reputation as iconic literary masterpieces. Throughout the 1980s, dozens of books were written and published globally. The crucial point is that only a few such books deserved their titles of being called the best novels…

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These Smurf and Poker Pocketeers kept me busy as a child

These Smurf and Poker Pocketeers kept me busy as a child

Tomy’s Pocketeers were a thing of genius. I believe the bulk of them were produced between 1975 and 1978 although several more were made into the 80s too. They really were a great idea. Unlike many devices that bore the name ‘pocket’ (Pocket Simon I’m…

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Some of the best retro toys and gadgets for road trips

Some of the best retro toys and gadgets for road trips

I love a good road trip. The feeling of freedom from the open road. The hours watching the world go by. The excitement of travelling towards a new destination. There really is something cool to me about a journey where you are in control of…

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Three of the most influential retro arcade games

Three of the most influential retro arcade games

It appears that a great many of us are a nostalgic bunch. We love to look back to see what the popular trends of times were in days gone by – actually there are quite a few things that although considered ‘retro’ still command a…

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The pros and cons of collecting retro memorabilia

The pros and cons of collecting retro memorabilia

Since I got really into retro stuff about ten years ago, my collection has vastly increased. I became a bit hooked on adding things to my retro collection and increasing my amount of sources of nostalgia. Firstly, here are the three ways that I had,…

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Why is 15 years often the assigned retro game age?

Why is 15 years often the assigned retro game age?

Like wine, some things get better with age. This is often true for high fashion, the finest whisky, and of course, classic art. Many people also feel the same way about video games. But one of the age old questions is, how many years does…

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Raising children in a retro collector’s home

Raising children in a retro collector’s home

I remember when my children were very young, I couldn’t wait to watch all my old retro cartoons with them that I loved as a kid. My son’s second word was ‘Skeletor’, would you believe, so obviously they were growing up in a retro collector’s…

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How the Infamous MIT Blackjack Team Defeated the Casino

How the Infamous MIT Blackjack Team Defeated the Casino

When we think of gambling, the first thing that comes to mind is that the house always wins. But a group of MIT students proved that the system has its flaws, and it can be beaten. Nowadays, casinos have evolved and adapted their technologies to…

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5 of the Best Retro Sports Video Games Ever Made

5 of the Best Retro Sports Video Games Ever Made

Retro video games of all varieties are back in vogue at the moment as people go in search of gaming trips down memory lane. Some of the most beloved games are those that were inspired by sports and their stars. In this article we look…

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Are We Still Living In The Age Of Video Rental

Are We Still Living In The Age Of Video Rental

It might seem strange to say that even after nearly a decade without video rental shops such as Blockbuster that we’re still living in the age of rental, but if you look around you, you might just start to notice. Society has changed a lot…

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