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Ah!! Those Were The Days. Skint Knees, Jumpers for Goalposts !!!

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    [Jul 25, 2013]
    they were ace! compass on the end, pack of matches inside the handle, fishing line with hooks! what more could you need?
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    What were we watching back in the day.. ?? Here are some that spring to mind.....
    Ah Jossy's Giants.... Probably my first introduction to the Geordie accent. Lol. They didn''t make a Scottish Version, Jocky's Giants.

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    [Jul 25, 2013]
    lol!

    mostly these!

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    Kes....... Nuff said.

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    [Jul 25, 2013]
    I didn't notice this in the thread so far - way before remote control we had - bigtrack, 14 forward, 8 right, reverse for the trailer...erm I'm not sure it ever actually worked but it was fun all the same. The ones you can buy these days are much smaller, or I'm bigger lol!

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    Great thread!
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    [Jul 25, 2013]
    Mmmm sweets, and you could still get change from 10p, those were the days.

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    I always wanted a bigtrack after continuously watching the adverts on Children's itv, and they rereleased for sale not long ago as a retro toy, but I couldn't justify buying one now, plus it was a stupid price aswell.

    I loved my Transformers and Lego aswell back in the day.

    I also have an almost complete one of these in its original box in my loft, paid a tenna for it 25yrs ago!

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    Back when you thought shows could never get any better than this ...........

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    [Jul 26, 2013]
    It all started with 'TV games'. Rich kids would play on their Atari2600's whereas we had to make do with this (but we loved it :D)

    Ladies and gents...I give you the Binatone Superstar Programmable Colour Video Entertainment Master Console
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    We had the SUPERTEN cartridge (Pong/tennis, hockey, basketball, etc), KNOCKOUT (Breakthrough game variants) and my fave STUNT RIDER (cr@ppy motorcycle games). Luckily there were only 4 TV channels that my parents couldn't watch while we played this :)
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    I can remember only 3 channels lol
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    :lmfao: :applaus:


    Anyone remember getting up to turn the TV channels over! :blink:
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    I remember the new 'Channel 4' being announced in Look-In magazine :huh:
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    [Jul 26, 2013]
    bit of a sidetrack but by coincidence i drove into work behind an Escort Mexico on Mon - absolutely gorgeous condition too.
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    i had cylindrical push buttons on theTV and there were only 4 of them! actually remember getting out first colour TV too!
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    I remember our first colour TV, my grandfather got us it for the Royal Wedding of Di and Charles
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    Who needs Ipods anyway??............
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    [Jul 26, 2013]
    Ahhh.....the 'Ghetto Blaster' - The bigger and louder the better. Class!!!
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    Ok just to add to the mix,

    flight deck ..... Hours of fun over one Christmas only when my Dad and uncles let have a go.
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    [Jul 26, 2013]
    Speaking off Ataris, where it all began..…..........


    Or Sensible Soccer on the Atari ST..............

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    Anglo bubbly lmao....now i feel really old:laugh:

    Remember 'spangles' sweets,proper teeth breakers:arco:
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    [Jul 26, 2013]
    This thread is making me want some good old sweets. Oh for a packet of old english spangles James. :) x
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    [Jul 26, 2013]
    speaking of telly! :huh:
    i can remember when television used to be good!
    saturday night tv was quality! chips, the fall guy, game for a laugh etc, way way way better than all this celebrity, phone in to vote ****** these days!
    and while i am on the subject, what was the kids tv all about in the summer holidays? i mean,'why don't you'? what a load of bobbins that was! :laugh:
    but then again, we had mr ben, pigeon street, rhubarb and custard and the magic roundabout, the moomins, the wombles, jamie and his magic torch etc to equal things out! lol :arco:
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    Here ya go princess....have a spangle,cheap at 3d a packet:laugh:

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    [Jul 26, 2013]
    Thank you, i so wish they were real, :) x
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    [Jul 27, 2013]
    This is a car forum yes?

    So how about Matchbox Steer n Go?
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    yup, can't forget Matchbox.

    Reminded me off these, hours of fun launching cars into oblivion, and if you got bored with that a length of track aslo made an awesome big brother repellant, it smarted. :slapped:

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    I almost forgot about these as well, used to love the smashed panels!!!!

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    On Betamax of course.....:sly:
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    Who needs 3D Plasma television anyway?????

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    Went to Jamie's Italian restaurant yesterday, and they use these 3D viewers for the kids menu.
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    posh bugger!
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    That's pretty cool. I bet it's more off a blast for the parents though.


    some more TV Gold........

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    I didn't pay. :yum:
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    My favourite kind off food........ The free kind. :thumbsup:
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    Lookin back at TV shows.....

    I still don't know why I was getting up at the crack of dawn to watch this random program! lol

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    [Sep 4, 2013]
    thread revival bump....

    just sat thinking about the adverts we had to endure.......



    wow 10p! :faint:






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