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Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

The next John Hughes film that we look at for #Johnuary is Planes, Trains and Automobiles. This is a film that gets referenced a lot in popular culture, particularly its title, and there a lot of classic moments in it. I’d seen this a few…

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Top Ten Scottish TV Ads

Top Ten Scottish TV Ads

Nowadays we can all just skip past television adverts, but back in the 80s you couldn’t, and because they were on so often they really are a snapshot of our lives that can evoke so many memories. Many adverts became cultural touchpoints; just look at…

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This Kronoform packaging is nearly as awesome as the watch

This Kronoform packaging is nearly as awesome as the watch

You guys remember the Kronoform robot watch? Often known as the Transformers watch even though it wasn’t an official Transformers product. Of course you do. It may well be making an appearance in my Top Ten Retro Watches on the blog soon too. Well, I…

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My favourite 80s references from Stranger Things

My favourite 80s references from Stranger Things

I’ve just finished watching Stranger Things and I’m still recovering from how great it was. I didn’t think I would be totally jumping up and down about how great it was, due to all the hype that I heard about it in the last three…

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Pop Culture League – Shelfie

Pop Culture League – Shelfie

The League of Extraordinary Bloggers is back. I had just missed out on becoming a regular contributor to the series back when Brian at Cool & Collected stopped the previous incarnation. But now it’s back and it’s called the Pop Culture League. You can find…

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My Retrogaming History

My Retrogaming History

I’ve enjoyed reading/listening to other people’s posts/podcasts about their gaming history so I thought I would write mine. Particularly after just attending Revival Events this past weekend where it really struck me how different everyone’s gaming backgrounds were. It just highlights how rich the world…

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My review of Mad Max: Fury Road

My review of Mad Max: Fury Road

I’m writing this review with some hesitancy because pretty much everyone else I know loved this movie, critics are gushing about it and Rotten Tomatoes has given it a 98% score. I didn’t quite have the same experience, however, and I feel a bit awkward…

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Casio F-91W – The classic digital watch

Casio F-91W – The classic digital watch

Not many things say 80s and 90s more than Casio digital watches. It was always one of the sections in the Argos catalogue that I loved flicking through. There have been so many classic digital watches over the years including the Casio Databank, the one…

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Futuristic movie CHAPPiE has a plethora of 80s references

Futuristic movie CHAPPiE has a plethora of 80s references

The latest trailer for CHAPPiE was released a few days ago and it looks pretty awesome. It’s the latest work from District 9 director Neill Blomkamp. The film, starring Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver and Dev Patel, is set in the near future, where an intelligent…

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Argos catalogues from the 70s, 80s and 90s

Argos catalogues from the 70s, 80s and 90s

Big news today… I’ve uploaded all the PDFs I have in my Argos catalogue collection. Like most people, I get that warm fuzzy feeling when you think back to Christmases past and all the exciting presents you got. For me, one of the big parts…

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