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Astro Wars

Diddly dee diddly dee!!!

Crossfire

Man alive, this always seemed like a dangerous game! I never owned it myself, but I would have loved to have a go on one just to see how deadly it actually was! Well, ok, deadly might be a strong word. How dangerous may be a better one! The point of Crossfire was to fire […]

MASK Toys

Photos supplied by Entertainment world. All toys and gifts can be found on their website: Entertainment World

Transformers Toys

There can be no better 80s toy that the Transformer. For me, this was the ultimate 80s toy. I had about 10 of them, Bumblebee being my first ever one, and the Transformers Panini Sticker Album is the only one I EVER finished. Transformers were robots that you could transform into other things, usually vehicles. […]

Star Wars Toys

When I was young the big toys that every boy wanted were the Star Wars toys. They came in various price ranges. The models of characters were at the cheaper end of the range and EVERYONE wanted to get the popular characters. I knew quite a few people who had C3POs, Chewbaccas and Ewoks. Someone […]

Thunderbirds Toys

Photos supplied by Entertainment world. All toys and gifts can be found on their website: Entertainment World

Big Trak

Big Trak was just so cool. I never owned one myself as a kid, but a few of my friends did. I desperately wanted one, but my dad said it was a waste of money since all it did was move around after pressing a few buttons. Needless to say, he did buy me a […]

Sour Grapes

Sour Grapes was a quirky thing, with cardboard cutouts of bunches of grapes for playing boards, and loads of green counters/ Each of the bunches of grapes had 20 grapes in total, 5 of which were unhappy grapes with unhappy faces on them. The unhappy ones were at random places on each card. You covered […]

Trivial Pursuit

Trivial? In one sense of the word yes, I suppose, in that it contained trivia, but it was in no way a small game. It was HUGE! The game of Trivial Pursuit involved making your way around a circular board, collecting six different coloured wedges. You earned these wedges by answering questions. Each wedge was […]

Operation

Careful…….. careful……. carfBZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!! Operation had been going for years, but my first experience of it was in the late 70s to early 80s. It was one of the first electronic board games I had played and probably the one that got me hooked on them. Inside the box there was a picture of a man […]

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