SEGA & Tyco Pocket Power Glo-Bones Skeleton Action Figure, from 1988!

Before Sega had become a serious competitor to Nintendo in the early '90s with the release of the Sega Mega Drive (Genesis) console and popular mascot Sonic the Hedgehog, it was known for its success within video game arcades worldwide. Whilst few could deny Sega's contributions to video gaming, it was less known for its …

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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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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 Retrosp’egg’tive, The Dizzy Series!

I wasn’t a very modern kid growing up. When my friends were all playing on their Super Nintendos or Sony PlayStations in the 90s, I was still playing on my Gameboy or my parents  Amstrad computer. A lot of the titles for the Amstrad and  other home computer systems of the time like the ZX …

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Video game Retrospectives- Captain America and the Avengers, Sega Megadrive/Genesis

    After getting a Retron 5 for Christmas last year, I faced a conundrum. I had owned many different systems and games over the years, but unfortunately  nearly all had been lost to time. The first few games I decided to re-acquire were pretty much the bread and butter of retro gaming, and ones …

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