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Old Argos Catalogues

Post by TheNewMonkey » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:25 pm

just got a link to loads of old 70's, 80's & 90's Argos catalogues, well worth a look through if your bored!
I wish brand new SNES was still only £65 or how about a new Gameboy for £35 :D

http://retromash.com/argos/
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http://issuu.com/search?q=ARGOS
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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:12 am

Smashing stuff, cheers for that - seen the price that old Argos catalogues go for on eBay nowadays???

Just waiting for the Xmas 93 one to load up, I recognise the cover, certainly.
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Re: Old Argos Catalogues

Post by Megamixer » Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:37 pm

The pictures of all the Lego sets used to captivate me :) . Don't know what they are like these days but I loved poring over the images of the big sets that were kind of 'in action' with the mini figs in all kinds of places and crazy stuff happening. The Lego product catalogues that came inside the big sets were the only better thing.
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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Wed Nov 26, 2014 5:32 pm

I've got loads of those LEGO catalogues, some spectacular scenes within, definitely :D

Back to the Argos again, there's whole pages I remember staring at in my nan's house on a Friday evening - and how can so many "emotions" happen just from seeing a Jurassic Park duvet set?
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Post by thebear » Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:00 am

cool, I've ordered my son Super Striker so will check out how much it used to be to what I paid now!
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Post by koopa42 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:15 am

LMAO @ Super Striker! It's up there with FIFAs for the MD

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Post by thebear » Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:28 am

koopa42 wrote:LMAO @ Super Striker! It's up there with FIFAs for the MD
I mean the board type game!

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Post by koopa42 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:56 am

Even better! I remember a later foot game :) the one where the players sort of slid up and down and you had little control knobs

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Post by thebear » Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:04 am

koopa42 wrote:Even better! I remember a later foot game :) the one where the players sort of slid up and down and you had little control knobs
we all had little control knobs back then :lol: :lol:

I know the one as my brother had it, looked into getting one but they go for 50 quid!!

Used to make a right racket

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Post by Liamh1982 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:15 pm

^ My brother had one of those too, it was all kinds of ace! Damn near unbeatable, I was...

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Post by clarance » Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:23 pm

Amazing, been looking for these for ages - found my first ever joystick from '85 - I've now got that sunny-bunny feeling :)
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Re: Old Argos Catalogues

Post by Combo-Breaker » Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:11 am

thebear wrote:
koopa42 wrote:Even better! I remember a later foot game :) the one where the players sort of slid up and down and you had little control knobs
we all had little control knobs back then :lol: :lol:

I know the one as my brother had it, looked into getting one but they go for 50 quid!!

Used to make a right racket

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Omg! What is the name of that? That's took me right back! :D

I love catalogues for some reason. So I will be checking them out! Cool and interesting thread, op! :wink:

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Post by The Hardest of All Freds » Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:29 pm

Im sure I had one like that but with Ice Hockey players....


and yes, it made a right racket.
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Post by Combo-Breaker » Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:35 pm

TheNewMonkey wrote:just got a link to loads of old 70's, 80's & 90's Argos catalogues, well worth a look through if your bored!
I wish brand new SNES was still only £65 or how about a new Gameboy for £35 :D

http://retromash.com/argos/
or
http://issuu.com/search?q=ARGOS
Mate this is a great article. Only just browsed it now, what a range of toys we had back then as kids! :D

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Re: Old Argos Catalogues

Post by Scratch_Porkings » Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:55 pm

Wow theres some sexy ladies in the 1973 Argos. I might have to save that one to me tab...


http://retromash.com/nash/wp-content/up ... esLEFT.jpg Look at watch No.11, Casio gents LCD watch. They still sell this watch in Argos for about £16. Thats £16 pounds savings just by living in the 'far future'. Awsome.
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