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An Episode A Day Keeps The Daleks Away

Posted by Big Boo on April 30th, 2012

Things have been a little slow around these parts just lately, and for that I can only apologise. Unfortunately the day job has been taking its toll on updating the website.

However, if you are a Doctor Who fan, it may interest you to know that my friend Phil’s blog, An Episode a Day Keeps the Daleks Away, is chronicling every episode ever made of Doctor Who, right from the beginning and in order. As such, his site has now reached the Eighties era Who, so you might be interested in taking a look if your currently missing a fix of everyone’s favourite Timelord.

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It’s Advent Calendar Fun Time Again!

Posted by Big Boo on December 1st, 2011

Advent CalendarDecember is here and it’s time once again for you to relive your youth by opening up the doors on the Child of the 1980’s Advent Calendar!

In fact, we’ve made it so easy for you that you don’t even have to fiddle about trying to get the perforations to tear on the little cardboard windows. The doors open magically each day all by themselves, so all you have to do is visit the page in your web browser.

Each door contains something from the Eighties, and if you click on it the power of the Intynet will take you straight to the relevant page on this very site so you can learn more about that particular thing.

Click on the following link for some Advent Calendar Fun!

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Posted by Big Boo on October 25th, 2011 would be so nice, as Madonna might sing.

Things are going to quiet around this neck of the Internet for a couple of weeks as I’m currently off on my hols. New posts when I get back!

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Child of the 1980’s – The Store!

Posted by Big Boo on October 5th, 2011

Introducing our latest money making scheme feature, the Child of the 1980’s Store!

  • Ever been stuck for a present idea for an Eighties mad friend?
  • Want to track down that favourite film from your youth?
  • Want to line the pockets of the author of this site?

If the answer to any of the above is “Yes” then rejoice, for here is the answer to your prayers!

We’ve scoured the pages of Amazon to find you loads of cool Eighties goodies, including books, DVDs of films and TV series, toys, games and music, many at bargain prices! Go on, you know it makes sense, as Del Boy would say.

Those nice people at Amazon have allowed me to pull out some select products from their vast range and present them to you with a nice little shop front. If you buy anything from here then I get a small backhander payment too, which helps towards keeping me in Galaxy Counters this site running.

So visit the Child of the 1980’s Shop now, and get yourself that copy of Howard the Duck you always wanted…

Stocking Fillers - Suppliers to Father Christmas
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Free FaceMaker iPhone/iPod/iPad App Now Available

Posted by Big Boo on August 5th, 2011

FacemakerOne of the most popular posts on this very site has been the one I made a few years back about Wooly Willy, which was a pocket money priced toy that let you become a hair stylist by moving iron filings around with a magnet over a picture of a bald man.

It was the sort of toy that could have conceivably been given away free as cover mounted gift on a comic book, so I thought why not bring this idea bang up-to-date. Since I can’t physically stick a free gift to this website using sticky tape I therefore present to you the FaceMaker iPhone/iPod touch/iPad App, which has been loving created for all you Apple device owners out there to download for free and spend many happy hours drawing silly hairstyles with.

You can even use it to give yourself, your family and friends (who may then become enemies of course) a new do, as you can draw on any picture from your image library or taken with the iPhone camera.

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Faith Album to be Reissued End of January

Posted by Big Boo on January 17th, 2011

Last Autumn I reported that George Michael’s hugely successful first solo album, Faith, was to be remastered and reissued. The release unfortunately had to be put back, but I can now reveal that it is due for release on January 31st 2011, so in a couple of weeks at the time of writing!

There are two versions of the album being made available. The first is the Special Edition 2 CD/DVD version which contains the remastered album, a bonus CD featuring instrumental versions of some of the songs and a DVD with even more special footage. The, for the real fans, there is the Limited Edition Numbered Box Set which contains all the above plus a Vinyl version of the album and lots of other goodies.

To celebrate the reissue I’ve been given the opportunity of giving away three copies of the remastered album, so if you fancy winning a copy pop on over to the Faith competition entry page now!

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Have You Opened Your Advent Calendar Yet?

Posted by Big Boo on December 1st, 2010

Advent CalendarHave you opened the first little door on your advent calendar yet? Assuming you have one, why not go and do it now? Go on, I’ll wait…

…back again? Good. What did you get? A Christmas Tree, a stocking, a Father Christmas? And was it just a picture or a shaped chocolate?

Hold on, what’s that? You don’t have an advent calendar? Awww! Fear not, for help is at hand! Why not pop on over to the Child of the 1980’s Advent Calendar and go and see what’s behind door number one. Keep coming back every day as well to see what’s behind the next door.

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Competition Time! Rat on the Road DVDs to be Won!

Posted by Big Boo on November 10th, 2010

I recently reviewed the upcoming DVD release of Rat on the Road, the series which made Roland Rat truly a Superstar, hurtling him from introducing naff cartoons (although I have to say I did like Super Chicken – “you knew the job was dangerous when you took it Fred“) to being a mainstay (and indeed saviour) of TVam.

I really enjoyed watching it and reliving a little bit of my childhood, and I’m pleased to announce that I have not one, not two, but three copies of the DVD to give away! Click on the following link to go to the competition entry page and you might be one of the lucky winners!