Cereal Box Freebies! French Donkey Kong figures from Kellogg’s Choco Pops, 1997!

      It's been over a year since I wrote about the German Super Mario Bros. figures that came free with Mars Chocolate bars in 1994, and at the end of that post I said that I would probably take a look at more Nintendo promotional toys in the near future. Well, I think …

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Retro Gaming! Road Rash (Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Electronic Arts, 1991)

Many years ago it was my cousins birthday. I remember him telling me in school some of the things he'd received as birthday presents, a Lego Pirate/Islanders set, a skateboard and a few other things. One of those other things was Road Rash for the Sega Mega Drive, which was as he put it "a …

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G.I Joe Street Fighter II Dragon Fortress Action Figure Playset Review!

Well that title was a mouthful, but then again I think most of my titles are. You can buy video game licensed toys and collectibles pretty easily today but once upon a time they didn't really exist, and if they did they were very hard to find. Back in the mid '90s I discovered and …

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Retrocomputing: 10 Memorable Amstrad CPC games and a Q&A with Andrew Oliver of the Oliver Twins!

Last week I talked about some of my memories of the Amstrad CPC and I briefly touched upon games. Like any gaming system there were both fantastic games and awful ones available, and I thought that for this post I would look at ten of the most memorable games I played as a kid, whether …

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Nintendo Pokémon Pikachu Tamagotchi/cyber pet!

      I realised the other day that Pokémon GO was not actually the first time that Nintendo or the Pokémon company had tried to peel kids off the sofa and get them to go and walk about outside. Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to the fickle little asshole that is …

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Five of my Favourite Original Nintendo Gameboy Games!

The Nintendo Gameboy was a juggernaut back in the day and was the first console in the realms of portable gaming as we know it. With its strange green coloured screen it really didn't make for gamings clearest picture. But if you were in a well lit room or traveling when the sun wasn't blazing, …

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Superhero Sundays! Lego 76060 Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum!

With the amount of Lego Superhero sets that I own I could probably do a Superhero Sundays post for the next twenty years. Unfortunately though I don't have much power, I do have a fair amount  of responsibilities and I don't have the time to do one every Sunday at present. That said, I really …

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Small Soldiers Attack Zones! Kitchen Combat Site/Garage Battlefield micro playset!

      I don't think I've really mentioned Small Soldiers on here before which is somewhat of a travesty considering how important the film was to me as a kid. If you haven't seen Small Soldiers, I'm not going to implore you to go and watch it but it is a fun movie. Directed …

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Star Wars Saturdays! The best Secret Santa present ever- Micro Machines double takes Death Star/Tatooine playset!

A few years back now, I signed up for www.starwarsforum.co.uk, a site that focuses primarily on collecting vintage Star Wars memorabilia from the late '70s to the mid '80s. It's an awesome place full of laid back, knowledgeable, funny, friendly people. One of the most exciting things to happen is the Secret Santa which happens in …

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The Christmas reveal post 2016!

        Before I write about cheerful fun things, I feel I should acknowledge the sad death of Carrie Fisher.  Initially I was in shock and in disbelief when I was first informed about it. She was a fantastic, witty woman and a strong advocate for mental health. And to so many she …

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