UK Super Mario Bros Christmas Cracker toys from 1993!

It was apparently Mario day a couple of days ago, being March 10th or Mar10. Although fashionably late as always, I figured I'd use the opportunity to talk about some extremely obscure Super Mario Bros product that has been nearly lost to time. Before that, I should probably explain to some people what a 'Christmas …

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The Forgotten Starship’s 1st Anniversary! Knock-off/Bootleg Street Fighter II ‘SNES’ Controller Guile and Chun-Li Micro Playset!

Today marks The Forgotten Starship's first anniversary. It's hard to believe that it has already been a year since my first post, which was a look at the Mighty Max Kronosaur playset. Seeing as that first ever post was looking at a micro playset, it's probably appropriate to look at another micro playset, in honor …

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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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Musings about Christmas things!

I don't do many (if any) posts that aren't reviews or looking at things. But reviews haven't been very forthcoming of late, so probably for the first time ever here is a post that isn't a look at a toy or video game! I really enjoy writing and I think I always have. Somewhere in …

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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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Day III, Halloween Countdown 2016! Spooky Video Games! Ghosts ‘N Goblins on the NES!

I think I have mentioned previously as to how ruthless some NES games could be, and Capcom's Ghosts 'N Goblins is definitely on the extreme end of that scale. Though challenging, it is thoroughly spooky and deserves a mention on the Halloween Countdown. I am pretty sure I played the sequel before I played this …

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Jakks Pacific World of Nintendo Action Figures! Plus Sonic the Hedgehog 20th Anniversary figure!

Modern toys rarely manage to impress me so I don't tend to buy them often, but sometimes some come across my path that are so cheap that I think 'Meh!' and I buy them anyway. I have had some experience with Jakks Pacific World of Nintendo figures before, with a Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword …

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Video Game Retrospectives! The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX, Gameboy Color 1998

Due to a variety of reasons (most of them boring) it has been a while since I last did a blog post. So I am going to do my best to rectify that now. I am guessing  it would have been around 1999 and I had gone over to a friends house (we had been …

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