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by Wil
Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: New pics of Just Micro / Gremlin graphics, Carver st, sheff
Replies: 10
Views: 883

Re: New pics of Just Micro / Gremlin graphics, Carver st, sheff

Telecomsoft was at 64-76 New Oxford Street for the last 3 years of its existence (1986-1989). I must have walked past that building soooo many times between those years and never knew. Mind you, I grew up in Harlow in Essex and never knew that the Gollop brothers' Target Games was right on my doors...
by Wil
Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Retro TV that nobody seems to remember...
Replies: 282
Views: 13035

Re: Retro TV that nobody seems to remember...

djcarlos wrote:Do some people really not remember the Spider Man TV show?

That's where the Spiderpig song comes from FFS!
The one we were talking about a bit earlier was the live-action show. The famous song comes from the '60s cartoon.
by Wil
Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:00 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Retro TV that nobody seems to remember...
Replies: 282
Views: 13035

Re: Retro TV that nobody seems to remember...

Hey, I saw the Nicholas Hammond Spider-Man at the cinema. I thought it was earlier than '78 (around '76) but it seems not. Can't remember if it was on a double bill or not but even if it was it probably couldn't match the oddest afternoon double bill I ever saw - the Adam West Batman movie and Butch...
by Wil
Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: VHS tapes!
Replies: 233
Views: 8858

Re: VHS tapes!

Ralph Milne's Left Foot wrote:I Brought the Wizard of Speed and Time off Ebay on VHS
Its ex rental and still has the £2 per night sticker on.. Im in love
That's the Mike Jittlov film, isn't it? I never did get around to seeing it and I like a nice bit of pixellation.
by Wil
Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: I have the urge to buy Flight Deck!
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: I have the urge to buy Flight Deck!

Had this as a kid. We used to connect the end of the fishing line thing to it and then fire the plane up towards it, it would turn, then you had to land the plane or something. There's no something about it, landing the plane was the be all and end all of it. I had this when it first came out and r...
by Wil
Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Monster in my Pocket
Replies: 43
Views: 2004

Re: Monster in my Pocket

To ease my curiosity I got a few M.U.S.C.L.E.s off of t'bay. I didn't realise that the ones released in the UK were a harder plastic (oh boy, getting figure-nerdy now). I don't like it as much as the Japanese softer 'eraser' material.

There, thought you'd all like to know that :)
by Wil
Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: World in action
Replies: 12
Views: 992

Re: World in action

When I was a kid in the '70s World In Action was only matched by Panorama in its 'instant boredom' factor. I'd happily go and clean my room rather than watch either of those. Now, of course, I'd probably find it quite interesting but as modern day Panorama has turned into a Daily Mail sensation-fest...
by Wil
Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:29 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: "Retro" volume 3 bookazine now available
Replies: 34
Views: 1971

Re: "Retro" volume 3 bookazine now available

Yay! Got my copy in the post this morning so all is good (especially as it wasn't mangled by Mr.Postie) :)

Looks great.
by Wil
Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: DVD Extras - Tynesoft
Replies: 5
Views: 1545

Re: DVD Extras - Tynesoft

That Auf Wiedersehen Pet tape cover is a work of beauty. Superb! :D
by Wil
Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:00 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: "Retro" volume 3 bookazine now available
Replies: 34
Views: 1971

Re: "Retro" volume 3 bookazine now available

Consider it ordered :) I've got quite a nice little collection of these 'bookazines' now, sitting on the shelf next to the Edge Retro specials. The Games TM Retro ones are particularly welcome as (as it's been noted by others) they're all new content for me. The cover's particularly nice this time a...
by Wil
Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:17 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Mabel the Blue Peter Dog...
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Mabel the Blue Peter Dog...

14 years ago? That's like yesterday!

I remember John Noakes and Shep!
by Wil
Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:15 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Monster in my Pocket
Replies: 43
Views: 2004

Re: Monster in my Pocket

I'm on the LittleRubberGuys forum under the same name Weirdly enough, I signed up to that board this weekend after finding a load of Ultraman. Dragon Ball Z and Godzilla little rubber guys (like MUSCLE/Kinukuman) that I'd got in the early 90s (most still in their boxes/capsules). I'm a bit too old ...
by Wil
Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: How do you do it?
Replies: 44
Views: 1029

Re: How do you do it?

I only play TV games with my son now (at the moment we're working through the first Metroid Prime) but I'll have a bash on the DS or iPhone as and when I have a few mins spare. Not like it was in the old days but it suits me fine now as I find I don't really have the urge to play any (laughingly cal...
by Wil
Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Alan Titchmarsch on Games
Replies: 48
Views: 697

Re: Alan Titchmarsch on Games

I imagine we can all think of a time when having knowledge of a subject shows up just how biased, poorly researched and downright inaccurate most popularist media is (whether it's in a newspaper or on cheap little magazine shows like Titchmarsh's) so it really shouldn't come as any surprise how that...
by Wil
Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Playstation Move unveiled
Replies: 56
Views: 678

Re: Playstation Move unveiled

My son's teacher had a class discussion about NATAL yesterday, curiously enough. Yes one of the bloodthirsty little bastards suggested a GTA game where you actually had to strangle people to death using motion control (no joke :shock: ) Isn't that the sort of thing that got the Wii version of Manhu...