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Stock, Aitken and Waterman – The 80s Albums

I decided to collect every Stock, Aitken and Waterman album from the 80s. Why? Because, for me, SAW produced what I consider to be the best music in the 80s. I wasn’t into the moody synth scene of the early 80s, and although I had a Madness, a Shakin Stevens and an Adam And The […]

Ashens and the Polybius Heist

Remember the 80s? Of course you do! That’s why you’re here, at an 80s site! And do you remember 80s arcade machines? (That’s a rhetorical question – there is no need to keep answering out loud from now on.) If your favourite film genre is “80s retro gaming heists”, then you will certainly be adding […]

Street Hawk

Jesse Mach was a motorcycle cop. I say was, because he had a bit of a run-in with some naughty men which resulted in his knee being busted up and his friend Marty being killed. He was destined to never ride a motorcycle again, but to be shunted into the Public Relations office where he […]

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 […]

Micro But Many – A new book on Micro Machines

If you’re here, I’m guessing you know about the 80s! And I’m guessing you know about, or are at least aware of, Micro Machines. As a quick explanation for people who are just exploring the internet, have found this and would like a brief overview, Micro Machines were miniature vehicles sold in sets of 5 […]

Comic Con Liverpool – 6th to 8th March

Comiccon Liverpool is returning this March and, as ever, the line-up is huge.  The 40+ guests hail from a wide range of TV and Film.  Many of the guests will be well knows to fans of 90’s and 2000’s film and TV, but if you’re also looking to meet 80s legends then this is the […]

FTLOSciFi

For The Love Of Sci-fi 2019

Monopoly Events Presents ‘For the Love of Sci-fi 2019’ The world’s biggest Sci-Fi fan convention is BACK and bigger than ever! Join the party as FTLOSF celebrates its 5th birthday with its army of loyal fans and celebrity guests at Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Longbridge Rd, Stretford, Manchester M17 1EH, on the 7th and 8th of December 2019 (with […]

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 […]

Stoppit And Tidyup

Up until the age of 3, I thought my name was “don’t touch”. Bearing that in mind, here is a program with some characters with serious problems. Welcome to the land of “Do as your told”. Stoppit is a mischievous little character that lives in a dump. Tidyup is his friend that lives just across […]

Grange Hill

Grange Hill is a British television drama series originally made by the BBC. The show began in 1978 on BBC1 and was one of the longest running programmes on British television. It was created by Phil Redmond who is also responsible for the Channel 4 dramas Brookside and Hollyoaks; other notable production team members down […]

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