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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)

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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:
0740 Open University
(UHF Transmitters Only). 0830 Closedown 0905 Gymnast The Beam. 0930 Multi-Coloured Swap Shop Presented by Noel Edmonds with Keith Chegwin, Maggie Philbin and John Craven.


1212 Weather With Jack Scott. 1215 Grandstand 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.

1720 The Pink Panther Show

1740 News And Weather With Richard Whitmore.

1750 Sport; Regional News 1755 Wonder Woman With Lynda Carter in the title role.

1840 Jim'll Fix It

1915 Seven Brides For Seven Brothers The musical starring Jane Powell and Howard Keel. 2055 Dallas

Scream Comic Issue 1

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Scream! 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

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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.

Rogue Leaders: The Story Of Lucasarts by Rob Smith

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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 GuybrushThreepwood, 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…
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Came across these fantastic Kenner Star Wars ads.

Retrofinds

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.