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Matchbox Cars Old vs. New

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Watch the Video Looking at Matchbox, Corgi and Hot Wheel cars past and present, including road structures and the cars themselves. Subscribe to Nostalgia Nerd on Youtube If you were anything like my brother and I as a child, you will have undoubtedly played with toy cars, otherwise known as dinky cars or more commonly [...]

HeroQuest Review

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Watch the Video Like it's sister game, Space Crusade, Hero Quest is a fantasy board game, but this time set in a much earlier land, akin to Warhammer vs. Warhammer 40k. You'll find Skeletons, Wizards, Warriors, Goblins and much more inbetween down these eerie corridors. Subscribe to Nostalgia Nerd on Youtube So, with Space Crusade [...]

Space Crusade Review

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Watch the Video Space Crusade Board Game review Halloween. This is part 1 of a 2 part review, the second based around another fantasy horror game, Hero Quest. Released in 1990, Space Crusade was a collaboration between MB and Games Workshop. Here I look at the board game with a sneaky peak at the video [...]

Escape From Atlantis Board Game Review

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Watch the Video Escape from Atlantis was a classic 1986 Waddington's board game, which still survives (geddit?) today, in a slightly different form: SURVIVE Escape from Atlantis. In this episode, I - of course - play the original 1980s version I had as a wee snapper. Subscribe to Nostalgia Nerd on Youtube Have you ever [...]

7 Obscure 80s Toys

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Watch the Video You could argue that most toys from the 80s are pretty obscure, but in this episode, I've isolated 7 particular toys which I consider strange or obscure, and most likely, you've forgotten entirely about them. Join me on this voyage of 1980s toys. Subscribe to Nostalgia Nerd on Youtube Ahhhh, the 80s... [...]

Tomy Tutor Play Computer Tear Down

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Watch the Video The Tomy Tutor Play Computer is a pre school style toy computer, with orange keys, a red return button, yellow space bar and a variety of on screen images/programs. Subscribe to Nostalgia Nerd on Youtube Back in 1977 Tomy produced the Tomy Tutor Typer, a plastic toy designed to mimic Mum or [...]

Top 10 Childhood Christmas Presents

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Watch the Video I present to you My TOP 10 Childhood Christmas Presents from the 1980s & 1990s! I love Christmas, and I definitely love the nostalgia of my childhood Christmases. So here's a video about it. Spoilers below; There's something utterly magical about the festive season, is there not? For some it's the opportunity [...]

Playmates Fun to Drive Corvette Dashboard

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This is a toy I stumbled upon a few weeks ago on eBay by complete chance. It's more famous rival, the Tomy Turbo Racing Dashboard is well known, however it's not the one I had as a kid. I owned this bessie. The Playmates Fun to Drive Corvette Dashboard is, in my opinion, better in [...]

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