Microprose F1GP

Microprose F1GP

Microprose F1GP is now over 20 years old! MicroProse Formula One Grand Prix was the start of a racing simulator that gave a real 3d simulation for F1GP fans. This Game was a long way from the arcade games that had been churned out in the past. This was a full weekend racing sim and if you didn't ...

Plastic Cars

Plastic Cars

Plastic cars were great as they never chipped the skirting board and that kept the parents happy. I could have any car as along as it was Tomte Laerdal from Norway. That limited my car collection, but the plastic cars lasted forever! The Tomte-Laerdal company from Stavanger, Norway produced soft plastic (vinyl and PVC), furniture-friendly toy vehicles ...

Chrome desktop executive toy

Chrome executive toys

If ever there was a tacky representation of the 70's and 80s then the Chrome executive toy must be a top candidate. Apart from the Chrome NEWTONS CRADLE Executive Gadget the rest were pretty well awful. With chrome rowing and skiing men or tightrope walkers, horse riders and kids on see saws, the chrome desktop executive ...

Tickle Me Elmo

Tickle Me Elmo

Tickle Me Elmo is based on the character Elmo from the children's television show, Sesame Street. Tickle Me Elmo was invented by Ron Dubren and Greg Hyman, two veteran toy inventors. In 1992, They had no intention to make it a sesame character until toymakers Tyco lost  the rights to do Looney Tunes but gained the rights to Sesame Street, thus starting Tickle Me Elmo. The ...

1964

1964 Nostalgic Year

1964 was a leap year that saw Martin Luther King, Jr receives the Nobel Peace Prize, James Bond released his third outing with Goldfinger along with all the merchandise and comedian Harry Hill was born in 1964. The Summer Olympics were held in Tokyo, Japan. Meanwhile Roald Dahl was busy writing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in 1964 If you were ...

1963

1963 Year

A 1963 Holiday took place around the country by driving around in your Volkswagen camper van. The Beatles couldnt seem to do anything wrong as everything went to number one. You probably started your day off before school in 1963 with either Cocoa Puffs,Cocoa Krispies or  Capn' Crunch cereal Hergé's Adventures of Tintin first became an animated cartoon in 1963, and while the ...

John Bull printing outfit

John Bull printing outfit from the 1950s

Did you ever have the John Bull printing outfit ? If you did there were several various versions. They were separated by number, so the John Bull printing outfit no 18 was different to the #30. Generally the larger the number the larger the amount of rubber letters. So if you has #6 you knew that either ...

1960

Year of 1960

You may of been driving around in a 1960 Humber Hawk Series II while lower budgets enjoyed the 1960 Austin Mini Seven rather than the  Aston Martin DB5. Most bored kids had hobbies that nearly always included stamp collecting or postcard collecting. You may of been into gardening. If so then the 1960s UK Ladybird Indoor Gardening Book was essential for any ...