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Retro Argos Catalogue 1985 - House Hold Appliances

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You just don't see many teas maids these days.
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John Williams Greats - Binary Sunset

30 seconds of pure greatness!


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Police Academy Blue Oyster Bar Music

Atari 800 Laptop

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Retro Music - Depeche Mode Just Can't Get Enough

Retro Movie Trailers - Supergirl

Retro Movie Trailers - Back To The Future

Retro Ads - Micro Machines

Retro Ads - Micro Machines Star Wars

RETRO ARGOS CATALOGUE - 1984 - TOYS and ACTION FORCE

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RETRO ARGOS CATALOGUE - 1984 HE-MAN MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE TOYS

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RETRO ARGOS CATALOGUE - 1984 THE A TEAM TOYS

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RETRO ARGOS CATALOGUE - 1984 TOYS

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Video of TOP OF THE POPS Chart Rundown Nov 1985

The chart rundown from TOTP dated 28th November 1985. Tags: , ,

US TV news legend Cronkite dies

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Mr Cronkite was a trusted voice in a turbulent period for the US The former US TV news anchor Walter Cronkite, known to millions as "the most trusted man in America", has died at the age of 92.An executive for the CBS news channel said Mr Cronkite died at his New York home with his family at his side. He was reported to have been ill for some time. Mr Cronkite presented the evening news programme for CBS from 1962 to 1981, helping the programme to become the most watched bulletin in the US. His career covered such major global events as the assassination of former US President John F Kennedy, the moon landing, Watergate, former President Richard Nixon's resignation and the fall of Saigon. In 1972, he was deemed by a poll of the US public to be, "the most trusted man in America", beating presidents, members of congress and other journalists.He invited us to believe in him, and he never let us down
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Retro Lucasarts hits hit Steam

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Among the batch of Lucasarts games on Steam are some real classics, like LOOM and The Dig for £2.99. Lucasarts has finally released the first of what we hope to be many batches of games on Steam, revealing a simple pricing structure for it's back catalogue that's remarkably fair even if the Steam versions of ye olde SCUMM games don't work in ScummVM, apparently.

The first batch of Lucasarts games on Steam covers a broad range of titles, including forgotten classics like LOOM and The Dig, right through to Star Wars tie-ins and recent Lego Indy titles.

Best of all, the pricing system for the games actually looks remarkably fair and the games seem to be slotted into one of three price bands based on their age and success, with the old adventure games which we're so fond of coming in at just £2.99 a pop - which is about what you'd expect to pay if you tracked down a physical copy on eBay probably. Check out the rest of the prices below.

The Dig - £2.99 / $4.99 / €3.99

LOOM…

Visit The Bearded Trio

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For the latest news on Steven Spielberg, John Williams and George Lucas visit



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RETRO ARGOS CATALOGUE - 1984 STAR WARS TOYS

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RETRO ARGOS CATALOGUE - 1984 - Toys and Handheld Games

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Big Trak for £29.95, WOW! One of the best toys ever.



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RETRO ARGOS CATALOGUE - 1984 - TV's

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RETRO ARGOS CATALOGUE 1984 - Video Game Systems and Home Computers

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Retro ARGOS CATALOGUE - 1984 - Personal Stereos and Ghetto Blasters

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Philips Skymaster personal stereo - £19.99. A rival for the i-pod?


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RETRO ARGOS CATALOGUE - 1984 KEYBOARDS

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Great range of Casiotone keyboards MT-35 for £99.99...not bad!


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Retrofinds - Laurel and Hardy Cartoon

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I actually enjoyed these cartoons back in the 80's. Again like Batfink they did have a habit of using the same animation but the jokes and slapstick humor was pretty good.



Episodes

* Can't Keep a Secret Agent
* How Green Was My Lawn Mower
* Mutt Rut
* Missile Hassle
* No Moose is a Good Mose
* Prairie Panicked
* False Alarms
* High Fly Guys
* The Bullnick
* Ball Maul
* Handle with Care
* Hillbilly Bully
* Babe's in Sea Land
* Sitting Roomers
* You and Your Big Mouse
* Hot Rod Hardy
* Rocket Wreckers
* Rome Roamers
* Crash and Carry
* Defective Story
* Knight Mare
* Desert Story
* Fancy Trance
* Tale of a Sale
* Auto Matic Panic
* Shiver Mr. Timbers
* Suspect in Custody
* Big Bear Bungle
* Shrinking Sheik
* Stand Out Stand In
* Bond Bombed
* Mounty Rout
* What Fur
* Camera Bugged
* Plumber Pudding
* Spook Loot
* Cooper Bopper
* Robust Robot
* Vet Fleet
* Feud for Thought
* Love Me Love My Pupp…

Tales Of Monkey Island - Short Review

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Just finished chapter one of Tales of Monkey Island by TellTale Games. If you are worried that this new addition won't meet your high expectations of Monkey Island gone-by, then fear not. This is every bit worthy of sitting along side the previous offerings. The first chapter will take you between three to five hours to finish. The voice acting is superb, the wonderful monkey island music returns and the comedy is there in all its glory. Please do everyone a favour and buy this. I want more!!!

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Retrofinds - Batfink Short Circuit Case Full Episode

Even back in the 80's I thought Batfink was a bit of a cheap show. It had the practically the same story every week and also used so much of the same animation. The Beep, the fights, etc. It must have cost next to nothing to make! Anyway heres a full episode.

Hugo A Go Go is causing electrical disturbances throughout the city. Batfink is the only one brave enough to try and stop him. Will Batfink be able to get past Hugo's radar jamming equipment to find his hideout?



Heres another episode. This is one of the best of the lot
Batfink is accused and jailed for a crime he did NOT commit, courtesy of Hugo A Go-Go and HIS mechanical wings of steel. Will Karate be able to bail out his boss, or will Batfink have to bail HIM out?

Retrofind - Spiderman Cartoon Intro

Retrofinds Remembers Fantasy Island

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Before it became a long-running original television show, Fantasy Island was introduced to viewers in 1977 through two highly-rated made-for-television films in which Mr. Roarke and Tattoo played relatively minor roles. Airing from 1978 to 1984, the original series starred Ricardo Montalban as Mr. Roarke, the enigmatic overseer of a mysterious island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, where people from all walks of life could come and live out their fantasies, albeit for a price.

Roarke was known for his white suit and cultured demeanor, and was initially accompanied by an energetic sidekick, Tattoo, played by HervĂ© Villechaize. Tattoo would run up the main bell tower to ring the bell and shout "The plane! The plane!" to announce the arrival of a new set of guests at the beginning of each episode. This line, shown at the beginning of the show's credits, became an unlikely catchphrase because of Villechaize's spirited delivery and French accent (he actually pronounced it,…

Retrofinds - Thundercats Intro

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Just because this is so damn cool! When was the last time they did an intro to a cartoon that sounded as cool as this?



Thundercats Episode GuideSeason 1 1985 - 861. Exodus
2. The Unholy Alliance
3. Berbils
4. The Slaves of Castle Plun-darr
5. Trouble With Time
6. Pumm-Ra
7. The Terror of Hammerhand
8. The Tower of Traps
9. The Garden of Delights
10. Mandora: Evil Chaser
11. The Ghost Warrior
12. The Doom-Gaze
13. Lord of the Snows
14. The Spaceship Beneath the Sands
15. The Time Capsule
16. The Fireballs of Castle Plun-Darr
17. All that Glitters
18. Spitting Image
19-23. Lion-O's Annointment (5 part series)
24. Mongor
25. Return to Thundera
26. Snarf Takes up the Challenge
27. M…