I Remember: 1980

1980, unemployment is on the rise, reaching a postwar high of over 2,000,000 and the country slides into recession.
26 people are taken hostage after a group of six armed men stormed the Iranian embassy in South Kensington.  After six days and the death of a hostage the SAS end the siege by storming the building, killing another hostage and all but one of the gunmen.
Philips and Sony launch the Compact Disc, although it is several years later before Audio CDs hit the stores and several years after that before the phrase "B side" is confined to history.

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Lego Star Wars Table Football

This is another good example of somebody with too much time on their hands, but that's not a bad thing. Hats off for combining some of our favourite things, namely Lego, Football and Star Wars.

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Morph - Poseable Vinyl Figure

Morph is a classic TV character, created by Aardman Animations in the 1970s. Today, he remains as mischievous and loveable as ever and now you can have your very own version! Morph made a habit of sneaking out of his art box and getting up to all sorts of mischief, and now Morph can be immortalised with your very own vinyl Morph figure.

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Nintendo Mini Classics - Your thumbs’ greatest nemesis is back!

Before Nintendo Wii’d all over the competition with its consoles, it was busy pioneering handheld gaming with the legendary Game & Watch series. Containing (very) pared down versions of arcade classics, these LCD rectangles were to the Eighties what the DS is to the Noughties, and no self-respecting gamer would dream of hitting the playground without one sandwiched between his conkers.

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Retro Robot Money Bank

A money bank in the shape of a retro-style robot.
Not only does the Retro Robot Money Bank look exceptionally cool, but it's also very poilte - 'Thanks for your saving' every time you put a coin in!

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Lego Star Wars Alarm Clocks

The Lego Star Wars universe continues to expand (from a marketing point of view at least) with these awesome Lego Star Wars alarm clocks.  It's time to unleash the power of the Force on your bedside table!

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"Wacky Races": The Official Guide

Now here is a book that a hardened Wacky Racer has been waiting for....

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Google doodle celebrates Roger Hargreaves and the Mr Men

Google logo on the search engine's home page today shows a number of Mr Men scenes (you can refresh to see more) to celbrate Roger Hargreaves and the Mr Men.  including Little Miss Sunshine tripping gaily along, Mr Messy repainting the logo, Mr Tickle playing a prank on the postman and Mr Bump coming a cropper.

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Over 30?

Finally a game for people over 30! You're not getting older, you're getting better... at REMINISCING, the game that proves wrinkles and crow's feet don't just happen, they're earned!

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Wind Up Space Hoppers

Let's face it, we would have bounced our way to school on one if our mums had let us. Well, we might all be past the idiocy of teen-dom now, and way too knackered to bounce to work, so here's a diminutive and considerably less exhausting alternative - mini Wind Up Space Hoppers.

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My Own Morph

You all remember Morph!? The plasticine character that used to grace our screens on Tony Harts “Take Hart” that was broadcasted in the late 80’s early 90’s. The mischievous Plasticine sidekick is back, and it's your job to make him.

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iBlocks - iPod Speakers

I can't get enough accessories for my iPod. So that’s exactly why we loved iBlocks when we clapped eyes on these pocket sized speakers. iBlocks are basically lego building bricks with built in speakers that attach to the bottom of your iPod. The sound is pretty impressive for something so small.

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Choose Your Own Adventure Books

What a great idea they were. I never liked reading too much, but with these kind of books I would actually sit down, read and, most importantly, enjoy! The idea was simple, you start reading and at the end of a passage you would be given a choice of what you would like to do next in the story. You would then turn to a specific page depending upon what you had chosen.

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The A-Team Remote Control Van

Get to grips with the twin toggle transmitter and you'll soon be whizzing around shouting 'I pity the fool!' as you attempt to outrun the imaginary forces of Colonel Decker.

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Mr. T In Your Pocket

Any of you old enough to know The A-Team will find this irresistible.  Also good as a road rage calming device - I pity the fool... who doesn't own one of these...

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