Saturday, 28 February 2009

The Hits Advert

One of many adverts I will be posting here.
The first one is for the album "The Hits". Click the Play Button and Enjoy!

Whats on tonight (Saturday Feb 1980)

Lets go back in time to Saturday Feb 16th 1980 and watch a day of TV on the BBC (BBC1 to be exact.) Here to help is the actual TV listing for the day:
Open University
(UHF Transmitters Only).
The Beam.
Multi-Coloured Swap Shop
Presented by Noel Edmonds with Keith Chegwin, Maggie Philbin and John Craven.

With Jack Scott.
Introduced by Frank Bough from Twickenham for England v Wales in the Five Nations Championship. Also highlights of Scotland v France. Today's programme also includes action from the Winter Olympics and racing from Cheltenham plus Football Focus and Final Score.

The Pink Panther Show

News And Weather
With Richard Whitmore.

Sport; Regional News
Wonder Woman
With Lynda Carter in the title role.

Jim'll Fix It

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers
The musical starring Jane Powell and Howard Keel.

News And Weather
Match Of The Day And Winter Olympics Special
Highlights of the FA Cup 5th round plus action from Lake Placid.

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Scream Comic Issue 1

was a British weekly comic with a horror theme, running from March 24, 1984 until30 June 1984. I use to buy this every week without fail. Even my Dad would have a sneaky read.
Free with issue one were glow in the dark Dracula fangs The fictional editor at the time was Ghastly McNasty. The first page was usually the letters page (below.) I use to love the competition to guess what Ghastly looks like. That run throughout the comics short history

15 issues were published before it was cancelled due to the horror content.
Regulars included : -
Dracula Files, Monster, The Thirteenth Floor, Tales from the Grave. Also included were one off stories such as "Terror of the Cats" from the first issue. For a bit of light relieve there was "Fiends and Neighbours"

Inside Back Cover and Back Cover

Great Comic. Definitely worthy of a retro mention. It did continue after its short life in the "Eagle" comic with some of the popular characters appearing.

Star Wars Kenner Give A Show Projector

I picked this up the other week off ebay. Love this item. I always wanted one of these. Before the days of video recorders and DVD players this was as close as we could get to watching the Star Wars movies in our bedroom.

It comes with 112 slides (some pictured below) on 16 strips which you manually feed through the slot on the front. Some of the slides are quite laughable. I really like this item and is a nice addition to anyones collection.

Click on the pics for larger photos.

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Rogue Leaders: The Story Of Lucasarts by Rob Smith

Well I just finished reading Rogue Leaders: The Story of Lucasarts. The book looks amazing with a holographic moving front cover that changes between all the great lucasarts characters such as Guybrush Threepwood, Vader, Evil Tentacle, Lego Indiana Jones. It oozes quality from the outside and I couldn't wait to start reading about the greats such as Monkey Island and Day of the Tentacle.

Although a thorough book I couldn't help think that it was being thorough in all the wrong places. Not enough was mentioned about the greats. Monkey Island two gets no more than three pages dedicated to its 256 colourful pages. Never the less its worth the buy and will keep you entertained throughout.

From the point and click days to Star Wars licenced overload. From the book you will learn how Lucasarts admitted they were churning out too much mediocre games and have aimed to go back to basics. It will also make you realise how Lucasarts is now not a patch on its greatness of the 80s and 90s. A good read that will keep you enthralled throughout, just a little disappointed on the attention given to some of the classics. Never the less a worthy addition to your collection.

Came across these fantastic Kenner Star Wars ads.


Hello World.
Welcome to Retrofinds. What is it? I hear you ask. Well let me explain. I love anything retro, in particular movie memorabilia from the 70s and 80s. So while browsing the internet if I see anything interesting and unusual that fits our retro theme then I will post it here. But I need your help too. If you see anything interesting or have some retro tit-bits you would like to share then please let me know.

Also as I collect Vintage Star Wars memorabilia I am going to use this blog as an opportunity to show off my collection to the world as it grows.