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Colonel K

Colonel K has written 288 posts for 80sNostalgia.com

Vote – 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 […]

Purple People Eater

This was a game in which you had to remove little plastic people from the mouth of a gelatinous purple people eater. It worked in much the same way as Operation, in that you used metal pliers to extract people from the monsters metal-lined mouth. In a way this is most 80s boys dream, getting […]

Simon

I’m not sure why the circular beeping toy was called Simon. As far as I know, it is the only toy to be given a human name. I liked the fact that he was human. I felt more connected to my Simon than my other toys. Me and my Simon got on really well. So […]

Teddy Ruxpin

Teddy Ruxpin was an animatronic teddy bear that would come to life and read you stories. Don’t get me wrong, he was no Chucky from Childs Play, no no no, he was a cute bear whose calming voice was incredibly entertaining and in no way disturbing. You inserted specific Teddy Ruxpin story cassettes into the […]

Play Expo 2016 Review

This years Play Expo managed, once again, to do the impossible – to top the previous years Play Expo! Replay Events, the organisers behind this and all other Play events, managed to gather together a whole host of retro and modern day gaming fun, and cram it all into Event City in Manchester for a […]

Sinclair Vega+ Launches 20th October

Earlier this year, Retro Computers Ltd launched an Indiegogo campaign to acquire funding for the Sinclair Vega +, the sequel to their original Vega console. On the 20th October the new Sinclair Vega + with be launched! The original Vega was a device that you could plug into any TV and play any of the […]

PLAY Expo Manchester 2016

With special guest talks from Fighting Fantasy author Ian Livingstone CBE, C64 programmer Tony Crowther, and The Last Ninja 2 creator Mevlut Dinc, PLAY Expo Manchester is looking to be another great event! Running over the weekend of 8th to 9th October at Eventcity in Manchester, PLAY Expo brings together the best gaming from previous […]

Skool Daze

Skool Daze, originally released 1984 on the Spectrum and C-64, is being remade, and this time its an official remake from Alternative Software! In the original you played the part of Eric. The aim of Skool Daze was to retrieve Eric’s school report from the headmasters office by making the teachers shout out individual numbers […]

Hyper Sentinel

Publishing giant Hewson Consultants are making a long awaited return to gaming with their imminent release, Hyper Sentinel, currently looking for funding on Kickstarter. If you loved 80s classic shoot-em-ups like Uridium, Hyper Sentinel will help feed your hunger for the genre. Check out the Kickstarter video below. From just £4, you can help bring […]

Power UP at the Science Museum

Game faces at the ready for a summer of hands-on video fun at the Science Museum Power UP runs Friday 22 July – Sunday 7 August sciencemuseum.org.uk/powerup The Science Museum has come up with the perfect family friendly summer holiday solution for kids who envisage endless weeks of house-bound gadget overload and parents who desperately […]

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