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Pencil Toppers – Star Wars

Name: Pencil Toppers – Star Wars Manufacturer: Unknown Year: 1983 Country of origin: USA Category: Toys & Games Tags: Star Wars Notes: I used to love licensed stationery when I was in school. Sharpeners, erasers, rulers and particularly pencil toppers. These Star Wars ones were…

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Dark Star

Dark Star

If you haven’t already, please check out my post from yesterday explaining everything about #Johnuary. This was certainly an interesting introduction to John Carpenter. Very much what some would call a student film. Very low budget, no recognisable actors and some pretty poor effects. But…

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These recycled film strips are very cool

These recycled film strips are very cool

I’ve always liked when people repurpose old items into cool new things. I remember watching a programme back in the 80s called Low-Tech where a guy called Rick Ball used to make seats and plant pots out of rubbish basically. That was quite cool. I’ve…

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Timeless arcades to build and enjoy

Timeless arcades to build and enjoy

The classics are back with a passion. We see generations of gamers fully immersed in retro titles on old Sega and Atari devices, as well as smartphones. What makes 8-bit entertainment so interesting today? Simplicity. Funky tunes. Nostalgia. The nerve-racking challenge. Pac-Man and Space Invaders…

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Is retro nostalgia the secret of online gaming?

Is retro nostalgia the secret of online gaming?

Remember the days before the internet? When most people thought you were strange if you were into collecting old retro gear? Yeah, us too. Nobody really knew how big the market for retro was back then. Not many people  appreciated the value of keeping old…

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Top Ten Chess Scenes in Movies

Top Ten Chess Scenes in Movies

I’m a little bit obsessed with chess right now. I’ve always liked chess and I learnt how to play when I was about six years old, but I never really got the bug when I was younger, or had other friends who liked it, or…

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My immersive Blade Runner Secret Cinema experience

My immersive Blade Runner Secret Cinema experience

Recently I had the pleasure of attending the Secret Cinema showing of Blade Runner with my good friend Ally Hogg aka @TheRetroHunter. This was yet another incredible immersive experience from the folks at Secret Cinema. I’ve been waiting until the season ended before I wrote…

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My Favourite Woody Harrelson roles

My Favourite Woody Harrelson roles

Woody Harrelson seems to be have been around forever. He’s one of those actors that has been an ever constant presence in my life. I feel I’ve grown up with his career. He’s also quite interesting in that I don’t know many actors who have…

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How my viewing habits have changed over the years

How my viewing habits have changed over the years

There has been some recent debate about physical media v streaming media lately on the internet, such as this thread. I haven’t actually seen much of it myself but I’ve heard about it and that just made me think about how my viewing habits and…

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The lasting effects of Ready Player One

The lasting effects of Ready Player One

I’ve read the book and I’ve also seen the film. Ready Player One isn’t out of my mind yet though. Even though it’s ‘just’ a fun story from the mind of a geek, there are elements that have stayed with me that I keep thinking…

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