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Shake ‘n’ Vac Competition Winners

Posted by Big Boo on August 30th, 2010

It ended up running for rather longer than I intended, due to a lack of time on my part judging it, but I can finally now reveal the lucky winners of the signed photos of Jenny Logan, the Shake ‘n’ Vac Lady. They are:-

Brian Hosey

Mark Hill

Esther Harvey

Tracey Steadman

The photos will be winging their way to you all soon (as soon as you let me know your postal addresses – you should all have received an email asking for this too!).

Watch this space, more competitions on the way soon…

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Win A Signed Photo Of Jenny Logan!

Posted by Big Boo on June 16th, 2010

jenny logan shake n vacIt’s competition time again here at Child of the 1980’s, and this time we’ve a really unusual prize for you to win. A signed photograph of Jenny Logan!

Who’s Jenny Logan? Well, if I said the Shake ‘N’ Vac lady maybe then you’ll know who I’m talking about?

I’ve got four signed photos to give away, so if you want to win one head on over to the competition page now!

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Galaxy Counters Competition Winner

Posted by Big Boo on April 26th, 2010

I recently ran a competition to win a bag of the newly relaunched Galaxy Counters. Not the worlds biggest prize perhaps but a great many of you have got quite excited about this particular sweetie returning to shop shelves, and we had a great collection of entries.

To win the Counters I wanted to know what your favourite memory of the eighties was, and the lucky winner is…

Nicky Bourdillon from Essex

I chose Nicky’s entry as it brought to mind similar memories of my own childhood (see my entry on penny sweets for more!). Here it is in her own words:-

Sweets from the penny counter in the corner shop, then the long walk back up a steep hill with friends while munching the huge bag of sweets that cost no more than 10p.

Well said! The closest you generally get to this now is Pick ‘n’ Mix (taken over by Tesco, WH Smith and others now. RIP – Woolworths stores) which is the same sweets sold by weight, not quantity, which means you generally get far less for your money. Ten pence would probably get you one pink foam shrimp now if you were lucky.

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Merry Christmas 2009!

Posted by Big Boo on December 25th, 2009

merry christmas

Well, another year and indeed decade is nearly over, so as I take my customary Christmas break I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

It’s been a fun year for me, my first full year of being a parent, and I’m really looking forward to enjoying Christmas this year with my wife and daughter. Hopefully this year she’ll be old enough to realise that unwrapping presents is fun!

So with 2010 just around the corner, I have to ask, what will this new decade be called for short? After all, Eighties, Nineties and even Noughties are fairly obvious abbreviations, but the Tens doesn’t sound quite right, does it?

See you in the New Year with more Eighties related fun and games!

Stocking Fillers - Suppliers to Father Christmas
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Classic Kids DVD Competition Winner

Posted by Big Boo on December 22nd, 2009

Our competition to win copies of Button Moon, Bananaman and Dungeons and Dragons on DVD has now come to an end, and a winner has been selected. The lucky recipient is:-

Solange Thomas from London

Congratulations to you Solange and you should receive your prize very soon.

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Advent Calendar!

Posted by Big Boo on December 1st, 2009

Well, I almost didn’t get this ready in time but a bit of last minute tinkering has managed to bring you the (drum roll please)…

Child of the 1980’s Advent Calendar!

Today is the first day of advent and if you were like me as a kid, then the month of December was made even more exciting by having the chance to open a little door on a piece of cardboard to reveal a picture of a star or some holly. Sounds lame, but it was one of the things I remember enjoying a lot as a child, so I bring you a new fangled modern approach, with a twist.

This advent calendar is different because you won’t find a candle or some mistletoe behind it’s doors, and you don’t even have to fiddle around opening the doors either. Each day a new image will be revealed of something Eighties related, which if you click on it will take you to the relevant page of this very site discussing whatever that picture might be.

Go on, give it a try, and relive your memories of opening your Advent calendar as a child.

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Classic Kids DVDs Competition

Posted by Big Boo on November 23rd, 2009

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I’m pleased to announce that I’ve got another great competition for you to enter, the prize being a great selection of classic kids TV shows on DVD. The winner will receive the following slabs of televisual entertainment:-


Dungeons and Dragons – The Complete Animated Series
Bananaman – The Ultimate Collection
Button Moon – Adventures on Button Moon

A bumper haul and no mistake! Click here to enter the competition, and I’d like to thank VoucherCodes.co.uk for kindly supplying the prizes. Check them out for a great range of special offers, such as HMV Promotional Codes, which are a perfect way to buy a few Christmas presents and save a bit of money in the process.

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Our Latest Competition Winner

Posted by Big Boo on November 10th, 2009

Just a very brief post today to let everyone know who won our recent competition to win a selection of cool books and DVDs. To win you had to answer this question. What was the name of the badger in Doctor Snuggles? The answer was Dennis, and the lucky winner who should be receiving their prizes through the post soon is…

Julie Smith from Cumbria

Ooh, I feel like a game show host announcing that. We had over 500 entries to this competition, so congratulations Julie, and we hope to be running another competition very soon.