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This 1984 Toymaster Christmas catalogue is jam packed with awesomeness

This 1984 Toymaster Christmas catalogue is jam packed with awesomeness

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love a good catalogue. Particularly a toy catalogue and especially a Christmas toy catalogue. I’ve got possibly the biggest online collection, and one of the biggest physical collections, of Argos catalogues. I just love them. I think old…

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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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Top Ten Comedy Songs

Top Ten Comedy Songs

Here’s something I’ve been wanting to make a Top Ten list of for quite a while: comedy songs. This may well be a rather UK-centric list as many of my memories are of songs that were released by UK comedians/artists. Remember, as ever, this is…

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Top Ten Halloween Songs

Top Ten Halloween Songs

It’s Halloween week, so let’s do a quick Top Ten of my favourite Halloween songs! Let me know if you know of other good songs to play around Halloween, as I’m looking to expand my playlist, but these are the top ones that I have…

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Retro arcade and gaming machines I would most like to own

Retro arcade and gaming machines I would most like to own

Whenever I’m bored or waiting in a queue or something, one of the daydream places that I often go to is to design my blue sky gaming room. The sort of gaming room I would have if I won the lottery and could get whatever…

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Learning to skateboard in my 40s – Part 2 – YouTube Channels

Learning to skateboard in my 40s – Part 2 – YouTube Channels

Time for an update on my skateboarding progress after my first post about Learning to skateboard in my 40s a few weeks ago. It’s been 8 weeks now since myself and my two kids started skateboarding. We’ve had several lessons now, and I’ll be writing…

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How my smartphone makes my retro life easier

How my smartphone makes my retro life easier

Smartphones really are pretty amazing when you think about it. We’ve become totally used to them (maybe even reliant on them) even though the first proper smartphone was only around 12 years ago. Love it or hate it, they have become part of the fabric…

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