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Colonel K

Colonel K has written 313 posts for 80sNostalgia.com

Comic Con Scotland – For The Love of 80s

“Whoa!” That was genuinely what I said when I saw the line-up of guests at Comic Con Scotland. I go to quite a few Comic Cons every year and the main draw for me are the guests. I do love buying geeky things from the stalls, and I do go to talks to listen to […]

The Quarter Arcades ‘PAC-MAN™’ ¼ Scale Arcade Cabinet

Numskull Designs is incredibly proud to team up with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment for the first in a series of Quarter Arcades exclusives! The world’s most recognisable video game ‘PAC-MAN’ has gone back to where it began with one of the most realistically-presented formats of the original platform. ‘PAC-MAN’ as a character inspired generations and the […]

MCM Comiccon Manchester

For those of us of a geeky nature, this weekend sees MCM Comiccon’s huge event taking place in Manchester! I am a huge fan of Conventions and Comiccons. I’ve met quite a few famous people at them, (I’m genuinely not bragging that I hang around with celebs in real life – I don’t, and I […]

Deck of Justice

For a big section of my early childhood I played card games. I would’t say I grew up playing card games, as regular readers will be aware I spent most of my childhood, from about age 10 onward, on my Spectrum. But the rest of my family loves card games, so we had loads of […]

Interview with Oliver Harper

Oliver Harper is a film maker, YouTuber and lover of 80s action films. He loves 80s action films so much so that he set up a Kickstarter campaign to make a film called In Search Of The Last Action Heroes. It turns out that hundreds of other people also love 80s action films, as his […]

8-Bit On A Budget

The good computer games in the 80s, for the original 8-bit machines, were usually around a tenner. It took me about a month to save up enough money to buy Frank Bruno’s Boxing, but I played it for hours. I know Mastertronic had released a few games early on for £1.99, which was great. It […]

Primark Retro Gaming Range

On Saturday 12th April, Primark’s flagship Manchester store held the launch of their new retro gaming clothing range. The event, which ran from around midday until 4pm, had everything a retro gamer could need – free arcade games to play, loads of new t-shirts and hoodies to buy and guests from the world of YouTube. […]

Primark Arcade – Manchester 12th May

Wear your skills on your sleeve with Primark’s new line-up of sweet, sweet gaming merch. From Super Mario to PAC-MAN and Duck Shoot to Sonic, the entire old-school console crew is here. To launch the new clothing line Primark is holding a Primark Arcade event in the flagship Manchester store this weekend where you can […]

Interview with Andy Crane

In 1988, CBBC presenter Andy Crane declared that April 28th should henceforth be known as National Willy Fog day. Today, in celebration of its 30th anniversary, we bring you a chat with CBBC Broom Cupboard presenter and National Willy Fog Day creator Andy Crane. If you fancy enjoying the whole first episode, you can watch […]

Interview with Annabel Port

I was genuinely delighted when I read that Annabel Port’s book, Annabel vs the Internet, was being released after successfully being funded on Unbound. I stumbled across Adrift, a podcast she co-hosts with Geoff Lloyd, about 6 months ago. Adrift is basically a podcast for people who occasionally need advice with social situations, and who […]

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