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Colonel K

Colonel K has written 254 posts for 80sNostalgia.com

Worzel Gummidge The Musical

Stage Door Records are to release the music from the original 1981 production of Worzel Gummidge The Musical on 10th November! This CD features the original 1981 cast, including Worzel himself Jon Pertwee, and Una Stubbs as Aunt Sally, with the songs from the stage show. For fans of the 80s, the recordings on this […]

Level 42 To Reissue Classic Albums

Level 42 were one of the most successful UK bands of the 1980s. Critically acclaimed, and quickly becoming international stars with their unique brand of pop-jazz-funk, their popularity has endured the intervening decades and, once again they are touring to sold out audiences across the UK and Europe. Three of their 10 studio albums for […]

Slippytee Clothing

Slippytee is a retro gaming themed clothing company – traveling all over the world searching high and low for that perfect vector design. They specialise in recreating iconic images from retro games and have a huge range of T-shirts on sale. You can also buy phones cases, hoodies, art prints… in fact you can get […]

Play Expo 11th and 12th October

It is less than one week until the North’s biggest and most exciting game expo begins. With so much packed into Manchester’s EventCity this year, can you afford to miss this years Play Expo? Here’s a quick rundown of some of the things happening at this year’s show: * The UK’s largest arcade with over […]

Play Expo Manchester 2014

The North’s biggest and most diverse video gaming expo is back! Play Expo is returning to Manchester’s EventCity for its third successive year. Taking place 11th and 12th October 2014, Play Expo is expanding considerably and will now feature FIVE absorbing events, under one roof! Along with the familiar areas from the previous years, (Now.Play, […]

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Retro Camera App – Retrospecs

Recently I came across an app that manipulates images into simulations of “retro” computer formats, called Retrospecs. As you can imagine, I excited beyond the normal realms of excitement. As you may know, when I was young I owned a Spectrum and a C64, and looking at loading screens for these 80s computers always fills […]

Transformers Prime DVD Giveaway

The new Limited Edition Transformers Prime DVDs have now arrived in stores across the UK! Fans of the original 80s TV series will recognise all the usual characters, be they Autobots or Decepticons, as no only do they look like more up to date versions but they also sound the same – Peter Cullen and […]

Fish n Chips – They’re Back!

Over the last few months speculation has grown as to whether Burtons Fish n Chips were making a return. Different sources reported that different shops were to sell them again, after them being off shelves for around 25 years. Needless to say I was quite giddy about this! If I was giddy about their return, […]

Things that Kids Today Will Never Do

I was chatting online recently about “kids nowadays vs kids in the 70s and 80s”. Someone mentioned that their youngest wanted to know where the head phones plugged into a cassette tape, and it struck me that kids nowadays have missed out on some amazing experiences that made us the adults that we are today. […]

Which Was The Best 80s Film?

During the 80s, hundreds and hundreds of films were released. Some were epic tales of adventure, some were romantic, some were comedies and some were genuinely unique ideas. (A few were also quite bad!) But which was the best film from the 80s? If everyone were to vote on the best 80s film, which one […]

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