RPGs! My Love of Final Fantasy and Discovering Dragon Quest!

  First post in a looooong time. As always, life gets in the way of being able to keep up on here. Today I'm just going to babble about video games for a bit. Don't expect this to be a review or anything, it's more of an acknowledgment than a review of a specific game. …

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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: Remembering the Amstrad CPC 464 and a Q&A with Roger Kean of Zzap64! and Crash!

In case all of my attention to gaming on this site has been missed, I  really love video and computer gaming. I distinctly remember the first time I was properly introduced to the world of gaming. I must have been about three or four years old and a lady from the local council was coming …

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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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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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Jakks Pacific World of Nintendo- The Legend of Zelda Microland playsets!

There was a point in my life when I was about seven of eight when nothing would have made me happier than owning some Legend of Zelda toys. I often imagined them, what they would look like and what game features could be taken from the games and made into plastic form. I envisioned a …

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Tomy ‘Pocket Arcade’ Teenage Mutant Ninja (Hero) Turtles wind up handheld games! 1990!

If you were a child in the early '90s and your parents didn't like you enough to buy you a Gameboy or even a Tiger electronics handheld game, you might have been the recipient of one of these.     Powered by a wind up mechanism (kids, look it up, there actually was a time …

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