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    Re: Last five minutes before the news

    The utterly surreal "Shadoks"?
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    Re: Listening to an Album All the Way Through

    Tubular Bells, of course!

    And Fairport Convention's "Babbacombe Lee".
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    Re: Gnomes, steam train & goblins?

    That's a long life in print for a children's book. I may just hunt out a copy.
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    Re: Thunderbirds are go (again)

    The live action film version of Thunderbirds (2004) was pretty dire.
    I have no better hopes for any future versions.

    But The original Thunderbirds, and Captain Scarlet, kept goiing strong...
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    Re: Gnomes, steam train & goblins?

    That sounds a good possibility:
    http://img1.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n50/n252675.jpg

    From http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/b/bb/forest-of-boland-light-railway.htm

    The "Goblin" would...
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    Re: Clinging onto your childhood toys

    Most of my childhood toys vanished due to being played to death, or several house moves, including abroad.

    I have re-acquired a few of the most evocative. And a couple my cousin had that I was...
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    Re: Amazing Labyrinth

    One of the greatest of simple games. Children can play it and adults still enjoy it.
    Still going strong with Lord of the Rings and Avatar 3D versions, and different shapes of board.

    Best to get...
  8. Thread: Ghost movie

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    Re: Ghost movie

    That plot is similar to that of Beetlejuice, but I get the feeling you aren't talking about a comedy ghost story.
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    Re: Heath Robinson

    It looks to be one (of several, at least) that Heath Robinson did on "Spring cleaning"

    Possibly for "How to Run A Communal Home" (1943)?
    Rather outside DYR's normal remit!

    They have 345...
  10. Thread: Sorry

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    Re: Sorry

    The original game of Sorry! dates from 1934, and it has definite Ludo affinities.
    http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeksearch.php?action=search&objecttype=boardgame&q=sorry&B1=Go

    New versions were...
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    Re: Proper Winters

    This much snow *this early* is exceptional. It has the potential for being an impressive winter.
    And while two days ago I had just the right amount of the right sort of snow...

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  12. Thread: Christmas TV.

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    Re: Christmas TV.

    But I was 14, then, so The Generation game was hilarious, and Morecombe and Wise and absolute must.

    The Stone Tape was an absolute classic.

    I don't think it's just because I'm more jaded and...
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    Re: Submarine / Battleship Game

    "Torpedo Run!"

    http://toys.shop.ebay.co.uk/Toys-Games-/220/i.html?_nkw=torpedo+run&_catref=1&_fln=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m282
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    Re: Rubik's for the big screen!

    What, a sort of "Lorenzo's Oil", but featuring professor Rubik?

    I remember, mid 80's, a range of board-games produced on the themes of popular computer games.
    That transfer didn't really work...
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    Re: Why have I only just discovered this site !!

    Hello and welcome from East Cornwall...

    The internet's a big place: you can't discover it all instantly (and given some of it, you wouldn't want to!)
    Here, however, is fun and informative.
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    Re: Playing outside

    Until I was twelve, I lived only a few yards away from "The Rec" which was large enough for two cricket grounds. Another recreation ground, also with swings, see-saws and slides was within walking...
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    The Great Egg Race: now on BBC Archives.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/great_egg_race/
    Full programmes.

    Anyone remember this?
    Along with The Adventure Game it's the grandparent of The Crystal Maze, Scrap Heap Challenge and all related...
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    Re: Bayko builder kits

    Err, no. That was another system entirely. The Bayko had plastic blocks marked with lots of bricks which slid down the scaffolding poles.
    Confirmation can be seen here:...
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    Re: Paul Hogan - Foster's Lager

    The one on the London Underground:
    "Do you know the way to Cockfosters?"
    "Yeah, mate, serve it warm".... "Bloody stupid question." (or some such phrase)
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    Re: Hoarders Unite! lol

    I'm more a collector, of sorts.
    Almost all of my nostalgic toys and games etc. vanished when I moved out to go to university, and then my parents moved to a different country.

    In the past ten...
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    Re: Exciting new sponsor

    I've used Hawkin's many a time.

    Rocket balloons, perpetually drinking bird, music boxes... lots of lovely little novelty Christmas presents have come from them over the years.
    Nostalgic and new....
  22. Thread: Tente

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    Re: Tente

    Tente had a brief vogue in the UK around 1982-83 (? I can't be precise)
    They did several ranges: one similar to Lego basic sets, Space ("Astro"), Transport, Army, and latterly a range of...
  23. Thread: Rubik's Cube

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    Re: Rubik's Cube

    I got my first cube back in the autumn of 1978, pre-Ideal, pre-answerbooks. It took me about a month to solve reliably, inefficiently.
    I never was a speed merchant, 2 1/2 minute being my best time....
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    Re: Battery Operated...

    Excellent! Good luck with the O gauge.

    My garden progress in G scale, interspersed with some of my sillier trains, can be found at:...
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    Re: Battery Operated...

    The Triumph and the Austin are in superb condition!
    The plastic ones were less likely to survive a giant foot from above when left on the carpet, or a tumble down stairs.

    (I spy finescale gauge...
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