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    Weekly comic - spin off from the Beano - Plug and anything like Whizzer & chips
    Favourite crisps - Fangs, bats and bones.
    Favourite TV show - Swap shop and Tiswas
    Fav sweets - Pacers, spangles, banjo (Banjo, Banjo, Banjo is brand new. with a light and crispy wafer and a roast nut flavour too)
    Fav drink - Quattro (and I seem to remember my nan making up a powdered orange juice maybe by Birds which in later years I was reminded of when tasting Sunny delight)
    Fav toy - of course the big 5 - plasacine, lego, scalectrix, horny and meccano AND my skateboard
    Fav film - ET and Grease (due to my sisters influence)
    Fav gadget - my binatone walkman (couldn't afford sony)
    Fav pastime - playing in the street with my mates, going off for hours without my parents worrying where I was.

    Other memories from my childhood.
    The invention of Video libraries, and owners who didn't care that they were renting out driller killer and the texas chainsaw massacre to 5 ten year old boys!

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    Excellent thread.
    Weekly comic - Warlord, Marvel, Look=in, Star wars and usually a DC super hero one.
    Fav crisps - Smiths S & V. Also liked Wigwams, horror bags, chipitos.
    Fav TV - Six million dollar man
    Fav sweets - Arrow bars, hobo chews, double agents
    Fav drink - top deck shandy
    Fav toy - Action man, Dinky, Corgi
    Fav film - Star Wars
    Fav gadget - Ferguson record player
    Fav pastime - Cinema. Went at least once a week.

    Other memories - that could be a whole new thread.
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    Weekly comic - Buster, The Beano, Look-in.
    Fav crisps - Monster Munch (Sizzling Bacon flavour).
    Fav TV - The A-Team, Thundercats, Danger Mouse, Thunderbirds.
    Fav sweets - Milky Way, Animal Bar
    Fav drink - Um Bongo.
    Fav toy - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, Thunderbirds models & Tracy Island.
    Fav film - Ghostbusters, Gremlins.
    Fav gadget - Kisho tape recorder (later Sega Mega Drive)
    Other memories - My mum lifting me up to see the eels in the pie and mash shop.

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    Weekly comic - Beezer, 2000ad
    Favourite crisps - Rancheros, Football Crazys
    Favourite TV show - Why Don't You, Swap shop
    Fav sweets - Splicer, tuti fruti's, Golden cup
    Fav drink - Cremola Foam, Foam Cresta ( it's real Frothy Maannnn )
    Fav toy - Action Man, Lego, corgi/dinky cars
    Fav film - War of the Worlds, It came from outer Space, Night of the Demon
    Fav gadget - Binatone console, video player ( so I could watch all the video nasties b4 they were banned )
    Fav pastime - Trekking for miles and Miles on our Bikes with my mates, losing track of time only to return home to cold sunday lunches and my parents worrying where the ell I was
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    Weekly comic - Mickey Mouse, Bullet, Look-in
    Favourite crisps - All-Stars, UFO's, Ringo's
    Favourite TV show - Tomorrow People
    Fav sweets - Spangles, Lucky Dip bags, Cola Cubes, Banana + Shrimps, Toffo's, Galaxy Counters
    Fav drink - Tab, Ice Cream Soda, Rodwell's Orange-ade
    Fav toy - Bike (oh, the freedom it gave me), Evel Knieval Super Cycle, PowerTrack, BigTrak, Corgi/Dinky cars + garage
    Fav film - Aristocats, Grease
    Fav gadget - Six Million Dollar Man crystal radio backpack, digital watch with calculator (wore it high up on my arm so that nobody knew I had one)
    Fav pastime - playing in the street, playing with my toys, riding my bike, reading comic + books

    Other memories from my childhood.
    Delivering milk from an early age, buying a ZX81 and spending all day typing in BASIC code, not getting a ZX Spectrum for Christmas, getting a ZX Spectrum for my birthday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulos View Post
    Weekly comic - spin off from the Beano - Plug and anything like Whizzer & chips
    Favourite crisps - Fangs, bats and bones.
    Favourite TV show - Swap shop and Tiswas
    Fav sweets - Pacers, spangles, banjo (Banjo, Banjo, Banjo is brand new. with a light and crispy wafer and a roast nut flavour too)
    Fav drink - Quattro (and I seem to remember my nan making up a powdered orange juice maybe by Birds which in later years I was reminded of when tasting Sunny delight)
    Fav toy - of course the big 5 - plasacine, lego, scalectrix, horny and meccano AND my skateboard
    Fav film - ET and Grease (due to my sisters influence)
    Fav gadget - my binatone walkman (couldn't afford sony)
    Fav pastime - playing in the street with my mates, going off for hours without my parents worrying where I was.

    Other memories from my childhood.
    The invention of Video libraries, and owners who didn't care that they were renting out driller killer and the texas chainsaw massacre to 5 ten year old boys!
    When Star Video opened they were charging 30-00 membership but strange was the rentals 1 per tape for 2 weeks?

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    Weekly comic - Star Wars Weekly, Nutty
    Favourite crisps - Horror Bags
    Favourite TV show - UFO, Thunderbirds, Oliver Postgate films
    Fav sweets - Sherbert Strawberries
    Fav drink - Calypso (juice drink in waxed triangular container with straw)
    Fav toy - Speak & Spell or Thomas Salter chemistry set
    Fav film - Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    Fav gadget - Casio CQ-1 Computer Quartz (look it up - it's a beauty!)
    Fav pastime - Building 12-foot long go-karts with my mates
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    Weekly comic - Star Wars Weekly, Buster, Whoopee
    Favourite crisps - Horror Bags!!! I remember them - loved them too.
    Favourite TV show - Six Million Dollar Man, Doctor Who, Whacky Races
    Fav sweets - Bazooka Joe bubble gum
    Fav drink - Space Pop (Green)
    Fav toy - Action Man
    Fav film - Star Wars
    Fav gadget - The telly
    Fav pastime - Bombing about on my Raleigh Chopper (with added card "clacker" on spokes)

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    Weekly comic - Princess Tina
    Fave crisps - Salt n Shake
    Fave TV show - Tiswas
    Fave sweets - Jamboree Bag
    Fave drink - Alpine Pineapple
    Fave toy - Barbie
    Fave film - The Jungle Book
    Fave gadget - My first record player
    Fave pastime - Playing street games

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    Weekly comic - Between my sister, cousin and me, we shared Misty, Mandy, Bunty, Jinty, Debbie, Tracy and the little monthly specials called 'libraries'.
    Fave crisps - Tayto c&o or Chipsticks
    Fave TV show - Hard to decide, Charlies' Angels, The Bionic Woman or Wonder Woman
    Fave sweets - Cleves Two and Two bars or Creme Eggs
    Fave drink - Limeade from the mineral man who came around on a Sat (In Ireland fizzy drinks are called minerals)
    Fave toy - Sindy
    Fave film - The Wizard of Oz

    Fave gadget - My roller skates, the original ones you wore over your shoes that had a screw underneath to adjust the size, remember them? I even remember the rubbery smell of them. I was also very attached to my Rubik cube for a time.
    Fave pastime - Hide and Seek or Tip the Can (in our street, we called it 123 for some reason)

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