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Colonel K

Colonel K has written 253 posts for 80sNostalgia.com

Count Duckula

To a small child vampires are a scary thing. Well they were to me anyway. So, if a children’s cartoon was to be made about this very subject, what could they do to tame the horrific topic. Hmmm, first of all, let’s make it not a bat, but a duck. Alright, yes a duck is […]

Screwball Scramble

Tomy were responsible for many electronic games and toys in the 80s including the Tomytronics, Omnibot, Lights Alive and Super Cup Football. They were also quite good at games that didn’t require batteries. The aim of Screwball Scramble is to navigate a ball bearing around a course in the quickest time possible. You would put […]

Button Moon

Let’s face it, the 80s was a very scary place to be, especially as far as kids TV was concerned. You may not have thought it then as you plonked yourself infront of the TV to watch your favourite programmes, but looking back on it now… Eek! No wonder I have grown up to be […]

Men Without Hats – New CD Out

In 1983 they taught the world the Safety Dance… and they’re back with a new album full of dance synth fusion that sounds straight out of the same era. Yes, Men Without Hats have been back in the studio and are back on the road too. I caught up with lead singer Ivan Doroschuk ahead […]

Competition – Speccy Nation Books

As you may know, thirty years ago a little computer with rubber keys, a handful of colours and a squawking soundbox changed the world. The ZX Spectrum inspired a generation of British enthusiasts not only to play games but to create them. Specrum fan Dan Whitehead has written a book reviewing 50 of the most […]

New Book – Speccy Nation

Thirty years ago, a little computer with rubber keys, a handful of colours and a squawking soundbox changed the world. The ZX Spectrum inspired a generation of British enthusiasts not only to play games but to create them. Free from the pressure of today’s global markets and blockbuster budgets, eager young coders gathered in bedrooms […]

Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors

Once again this cartoon truly shows that the 1980s was the pinnacle of cartoons for kids. Jayce & the Wheeled Warriors has time and again been voted the best cartoon intro ever and I find it hard for anyone to disagree. The cartoon wasnt to bad either. This has to be my joint favourite cartoon […]

Quiz – Events of 1982

This weeks quiz has been written by 80sNostalgia regular, Chris Green. Say “Hi” to him on twitter. He would like that. He is GiddySage on there.

They Were Our Gods – Free Calendars

I was born in 1971, and consequently the 80s is the decade that holds many of my fondest memories. I still listen to bands that were at their most prominent in the 80s, I’m of the opinion that today’s action movies can’t hold a candle to those from the 80s… and I love 80s computer […]

CITVs 30th Anniversary Weekend

UK TV channel CITV is 30 years old this week! To celebrate, they are dedicating an entire weekend to showing some of the best bits from the 80s and 90s. Shows on offer include Super Gran, the comedy about a bionic OAP (with a theme tune sung by Billy Connolly); Count Duckula, the David Jason-voiced […]

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