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    Re: Lads home customised bikes of the 1970,s

    I always had second hand bikes, but my Grandad was a sign writer, so they used to have custom paint jobs and pinstriping.

    I had a Raleigh chopper but the gear lever was missing and the mech cut...
  2. 70s 80s Mechanical games - Android recreations

    I've always loved mechanical games, probably what steered me towards mechanical engineering.

    As a kid I collected and bought various games, some of which I still have, some I never got.

    I've...
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    Re: What were your favourite 80s clothes?

    Really beat up white baseball boots, laces un fastened. Black 501 jeans, again beat to cr@p with rips holes and frays. T-shirt with an unfastened lumberjack shirt over the top of it, or a really...
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    Tomy - Trip over traps, or Tricky Traps

    Was just looking around on the Google Play store and came across this...
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=us.belka.game.trickytraps

    It's an Android simulator of Trip over traps, a...
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    Re: Christmas at primary school

    No - I have fond, happy memories of this too. The art project that sticks in my mind was a snowman gift. Which was a look roll stuff to a card disc (the feet) with a head stuck to it, whole thing...
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    Re: Amusement Arcade Computer Game Machines

    Have a good one. Post up how you went on.
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    Re: Amusement Arcade Computer Game Machines

    Play.expo is good, especially if you're a pinball nut like myself. I've been 5yrs running, but am going to give it a miss this year.
    Another option is Arcade club in Bury, which is open pretty much...
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    Re: Cereal freebies/offers

    Anyone else have a collection of these on their wall? https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170912/286fd986f82516f53710ce5c35350651.jpg
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    Re: My Dads Cars

    Yeah people laugh, but you have to remember that a lot of BL, Austin, Triumph products were really pushing the technology of the time. Top gear is for morons by morons. Well JC is a *-&* anyway, the...
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    Re: My Dads Cars

    First car of my dad's that I remember was...

    Late 70s Allegro Estate in flegm Green, but actually quite a nice reliable car.

    Then a 1980 mk2 Escort 4dr pop in blue - I twisted his arm to buy...
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    Re: Donkey Kong

    Still got my handheld Donkey Kong.
    I think I got 50p a wk pocket money and these cost about 25 or so quid at the time. I remember saving pretty much for an entire year to buy it and, then actually...
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    Re: Best ad of all time

    270odd adverts from the 80s & 90s here...
    https://youtu.be/tJC_oQ5cyc4
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    Re: Classic Cars

    Have you seen the prices of 2dr Mk1 escorts nowadays?

    I used to trade cars in the early 90s and remember giving a lad 50 trade in for his wreck of a (genuine) Mexico against a car he bought off...
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    Re: Classic Cars

    I've wanted a Firenza Coupe, for a long time.
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170612/f02a8524f0f30a1de7d7610ac0d6b1ba.jpg
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    Re: Classic Cars

    Yeah - FF has two vents in the front wing, Interceptor has one.
    FF is physically longer too but you can't spot it as easily.
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    Re: toys i liked as a kid

    I was a Star Wars fan too. And luckily my mum was a hoarder who never threw anything away.
    This was a pic of my star wars stuff having just had 30yrs of storage muck cleaned off it, before giving...
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    Re: Games consoles pics

    I've got a partially boxed Videomaster Visionscore languishing up in my attic.
    Also got a ZX81, a 128k+2, Snes, original Gameboy, various Game and watch and copies and the games that go with and...
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    Re: toys i liked as a kid

    I've got an 8yr old lad, so I get to play with all the old favourites again blame free.
    I got him a micro scalextric recently, with loops and a few other stunts etc, I couldn't wait to play with it...
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    Re: toys i liked as a kid

    Hot wheels, and Hot wheels Crack ups. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170523/44b266c8dc7518621fd4327e30cd6c5b.jpg
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    Re: Anyone answer my questions about 'Elite'?

    Ah - sorry. I meant the xbox one for my 8yr old. Elite would be for me. He's more into Disney Infinity and Lego Dimensions atm.
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    Re: Anyone answer my questions about 'Elite'?

    I'm going to have to start working on my 8yr old that he wants one of these for Christmas. ;)
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    Re: Technical help please.

    Tapatalk app is recommended. I use it for this and a few other forums on an Android phone.

    The link for the app is here... ...
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    Re: Anyone answer my questions about 'Elite'?

    We've got a 360, and an original xbox still, but not got around to getting a "one" yet.
    Dangerous does look really good.
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    Re: Memories Buying Shoes

    As a forty something now, I also used to get childhood shoes at Clarkes and had the ticket machine and foot compactor measuring device.

    I took my 8yr old for school shoes the other week and...
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    Re: Ghostbusters 3 ?????

    My 7yr old was desperate to see this so I took him when it was fresh out at the cinema. I remembered my dad taking me to see the original which was awesome at the time.
    This version just sucked...
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