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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Day XI, Halloween Countdown 2016! Vivid Imaginations ‘Pocket Shockers’ from 1994!

Here's a toyline that is virtually unknown, which is a travesty. It's actually so unknown that I couldn't even remember what the toys were called even thoughI owned some of them as a kid. I had to ask the guys on a Monsters in My Pocket forum if they could offer any information as to …

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Day X, Halloween Countdown 2016! Monster in My Pocket!

I don't know any kids that didn't love monsters back in the '90s, or at least appreciate them in some form. Monsters were everywhere, if I had to read at school naturally I would gravitate towards  books like Goosebumps and Shivers and Creepers.Following the after-school cartoons there would be  TV shows like Eerie Indiana, Are …

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Day VII, Halloween Countdown 2016! WereBears plush toys!

The '80s had a pretty substantial  amount of cutesy characters that were designed to be made into toys. Care Bears and My little Pony are probably the most popular but there was a whole bunch of sweet scented, cuddly creatures. The intended market for these toys were girls, where as boys had toys that were …

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Day V, Halloween Countdown 2016! Ghostbusters candy! So much Ghostbusters candy…

There is hella lotta Ghostbusters themed candy out this year. Probably because of the new movie out but I can't remember a time where a movie has seemed to focus so much  on candy in the way of merchandise. I remember Star Wars episode I had everything to promote it. Star Wars chocolate, bubble bath, …

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Day I, Halloween Countdown 2016! Halloween hunting in £1 shops!

Welcome to the first day of the Halloween countdown 2016! Over the next thirteen days I will be taking a deathly delve into all things Halloweenish, some repulsive retro toys, vicious video games and some creepy candy. But just as a warm up for today, I will be showing off some pound shop pickups of …

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Halloween cakes and biscuits! Spooky stuff finally on the shelves!

You know it's getting that time of year when you're in the supermarket and go down the aisle for bread and cakes and discover it has adopted a strange fluorescent orange tint.  In actuality, there wasn't that much Halloween stuff in the whole store. There was far more Christmas stuff than Halloween but the bakery …

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