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  1. Thread: G'day Sullivans!

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    Re: G'day Sullivans!

    I only lived five minutes away from school so I'd go home for lunch. From primary school I'd get back about 12.10, watch the end of Rainbow or something, catch whatever was next (Paperplay, Handful...
  2. Thread: 1977

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    Re: 1977

    I was 13 in '77 so there was really no chance I could escape the pull of Star Wars. Bought the double soundtrack LP months before I even saw the film and I still have a scrapbook full of cuttings...
  3. Re: Thing for printing out letters onto plastic strips

    I think that's the exact model I had. It appeared one Christmas in my stocking. Maybe Santa/Mum envisaged a stationery office career for me. It's long gone now but there are a few labels that still...
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    Re: Cereal prize record tape thing?

    Fantastic! That's exactly what I mean :) I was fascinated by the things. Thanks for the link.
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    Re: Your childhood home

    I grew up Harlow, one of the infamous new towns that were built to house the overspill from London after the war. We moved once within the town, when I was 5 in '69, to a new house in a new area in...
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    Re: Letraset's Super Action Transfers

    I had the yellow set companion to The Red Planet - Creasorium Conflict - on my wall for years. Action transfers were definitely a big part of my '70s childhood.
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    Re: what do people think of kids tv today?

    While I miss the days of Swap Show, Going Live etc. kids can watch kids BBC and ITV all day (including Saturday and Sunday) on CBBC, CBeebies and CITV. While they may not be to your or my tastes,...
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    Re: what do people think of kids tv today?

    I 'get' everything you say but I don't agree with it. Is that simple enough? I don't nit-pick your comments, I gave reasons why I didn't agree with them.

    I don't believe that you can compare The...
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    Re: what do people think of kids tv today?

    I'm sorry, but if you think kids managing to watch The Inbetweeners and it being compared to a show for kids is the same thing then I can't agree.

    I also don't agree that there's not as much...
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    Re: Best Computer Game..

    Yep, what you say does make sense. However I still don't see that much of a progression of 3D controls unless you go back to the early PS1/N64 days (unless, like I said, you include motion controls)....
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    Re: what do people think of kids tv today?

    Sigh, no, I'm disagreeing because although I'm 46 and grew up with the kids TV of the 70s and (to a lesser extent) the '80s I can see that there's good and bad in every era. Of course the 'classic...
  12. Thread: First computer

    by Wil
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    Re: First computer

    Ah, we're talking semantics, then. Even in the '80s a console and a computer were two different things. Although, wasn't there an add-on keyboard for the Intellivision and the Colecovision? I think...
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    Re: what do people think of kids tv today?

    All those shows you mention growing up with were pre-school Watch With Mother (when it was still using that slot name) programmes and the fact that you liked Grange Hill but didn't like Byker Grove...
  14. Thread: First computer

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    Re: First computer

    I'm sure it did do 'typing'. Every computer does 'typing' even if it's on an awkward Sinclair-style membrane or rubber keyboard ;)
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    Re: Best Computer Game..

    I think you're right about 3D dating more quickly than 2D but I don't think I'd go as far as to say nearly all pre 360/PS3 and Wii 3D games are unplayable. The graphics might be more detailed now but...
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    Re: The Tomfoolery Show

    I don't know if I'm right but I seem to remember this being on, on a Sunday morning in the UK (well, my region London/Anglia, at least) around about the time we also had The Osmonds' and the Jackson...
  17. Thread: Reversable Anorak

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    Re: Reversable Anorak

    l used to have a snorkel parka in the '70s (standard issue in those days) that turned inside out to be bright orange.
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    Re: what do people think of kids tv today?

    Aren't kids meant to be more sophisticated nowadays? I can't see much evidence of that in most of the kids TV I see nowadays. The Beeb still puts out some quality stuff (like the aforementioned...
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    Re: Museums of Nostalgia!

    If you're in this part of Essex this is good for an afternoon's wander around - http://www.stanstedtoymuseum.com/
  20. Thread: Pilot

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    Re: Pilot

    Back in the day I'd only heard the singles but I got a compilation CD a few years back and really enjoyed it in a cheesy, handclap '70s sort of way (and nothing wrong with that). After some digging...
  21. Thread: Digital Watch

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    Re: Digital Watch

    My first digital watch was the Casio F-100 which I got for Xmas '79. The strap's gone now but I've still got it in my memories box.

    Ripley wore one in Alien.
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  22. Re: 'Willy's' 80's sausage/rude toys collection.. Do u remember?

    Can't say I remember any 'willy' toys. About the rudest we got in the '70s was one of those dolls where you filled it with water and when you pulled its shorts down it took a leak. Or a pen with a...
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    Re: 'Topic' chocolate bar advert

    At school we'd call 'em squirrel c**p bars. A hazelnut in every bite.

    We probably thought we were being really funny.
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    Re: RIP "Whispering" Ted Lowe

    What happened to snooker? In the '80s I would watch Pot Black and the world championships around Easter time. It was massive. Now it seems to have gone all quiet again. I wonder if the great mix of...
  25. Thread: Junior Choice

    by Wil
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    Re: Junior Choice

    I got a request played by Stewpot on Junior Choice for my birthday. I can't remember what year it was but I guess it was mid '70s. He played 'I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Cat' by Sylvester and Tweetie Pie if...
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