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Paul From S Club 7 Names ‘The Bully’ Within The Group

Paul From S Club 7 Names ‘The Bully’ Within The Group

Listening to the songs of 'S Club 7', you could never believe that it was anything other than rays of sunshine and joy being a member of the group. Th ...
10 Classic Cartoons You Can Watch On Netflix UK

10 Classic Cartoons You Can Watch On Netflix UK

If you’re a Netflix UK subscriber and a lover of retro cartoons, then you’re in the right place. We’ve scoured the Netflix database to come up with th ...
Remember Pepsi & Shirlie? Here’s What They Are Up To Nowadays

Remember Pepsi & Shirlie? Here’s What They Are Up To Nowadays

Remember Pepsi & Shirlie? If you were a fan then you’ll already know that they were made up of Helen ‘Pepsi’ DeMacque and Shirlie Holliman, and yo ...
10 Bicycle Memories That Only 80s Children Will Appreciate

10 Bicycle Memories That Only 80s Children Will Appreciate

We didn’t mess around in the 1980s when it came to bikes. They were bright, colourful, and kitted out with all kinds of fabulous accessories. But when ...
People Born Between 1965 And 1982 Are Defined By These 10 Characteristics

People Born Between 1965 And 1982 Are Defined By These 10 Characteristics

You’re no doubt already aware of the terms ‘Generation X’, ‘Millennials’ etc, referring to different generations of people, and although there are dif ...
How Many Of These 10 Broom Cupboard Presenters Do You Remember?

How Many Of These 10 Broom Cupboard Presenters Do You Remember?

Unless your family didn’t own a TV, growing up in the 80s and early 90s in the UK likely meant that you were a big fan of the CBBC Broom Cupboard, its ...
20 Fashion Items That All True 80s Kids Should Remember

20 Fashion Items That All True 80s Kids Should Remember

Please don’t think that we’d ever make fun of the things we used to wear in the 1980s, as no doubt in 30 years time people will look at the fashions o ...
Pictures Emerge Of A New £75 ‘Ultra’ Game Boy Console

Pictures Emerge Of A New £75 ‘Ultra’ Game Boy Console

We remember a kid joining our school from the United States, either in the very late 1980s or the very early 1990s. He came brandishing a brand new ha ...
14 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Pretty Woman

14 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Pretty Woman

1. The Film Could Have Had A Very Different Name Pretty Woman was originally going to be called ‘$3000’, which is the amount of money Edward and Vi ...
Friends Is Now On Netflix, But These Particular Storylines Are ‘Offending’ Millennials

Friends Is Now On Netflix, But These Particular Storylines Are ‘Offending’ Millennials

Friends is one of those shows you can watch again and again and it will still make you laugh, so we were delighted to learn that it’s now available to ...
10 M.A.S.K. Toys That Sell For Alot Of Money On Ebay

10 M.A.S.K. Toys That Sell For Alot Of Money On Ebay

They simply don’t make toys like this anymore. Not with this level of imagination, quality design and attention to detail. We won’t go into the histor ...
Hanson Perform ‘MMMBop’ 20 Years Later, And They Look And Sound AMAZING

Hanson Perform ‘MMMBop’ 20 Years Later, And They Look And Sound AMAZING

There’s one song, perhaps more than any other song ever written, that got inside our head the first time we heard it and refused to go away. Whether w ...
15 Things You May Not Have Realised About Neighbours

15 Things You May Not Have Realised About Neighbours

1. The Show Was Cancelled After 8 Months Neighbours ran for 8 months on Australia's Channel 7 before it was cancelled. Luckily for us it was resurr ...
This Guy Has A 1980s Memorabilia Collection Worth £75k, How Many Items Do You Recognise?

This Guy Has A 1980s Memorabilia Collection Worth £75k, How Many Items Do You Recognise?

We're sure that many of you have faithfully held onto some of the toys, games and other associated things from your childhood during the 1980s. But if ...
Radio Times Reveal Their ‘Top 20 Greatest Children’s TV Shows Of All Time’

Radio Times Reveal Their ‘Top 20 Greatest Children’s TV Shows Of All Time’

A Radio Times poll, voted for by a panel of celebrity experts (who are listed below), has revealed ‘The Top 20 Greatest Children’s TV Shows Of All Tim ...
Remember Haley Joel Osment? You Won’t Recognise Him Today

Remember Haley Joel Osment? You Won’t Recognise Him Today

If we were to ask you ‘who can see dead people?’, we bet there’s one face that would instantly come to many of your minds... After a number of ...
A New BBC Report Reveals Which Of Our Childhood Annuals Are The Most Valuable

A New BBC Report Reveals Which Of Our Childhood Annuals Are The Most Valuable

There can’t have been many of us Children of the 1980s that didn’t own at least one annual during our childhood. From The Beano to The Dandy, from Bun ...
30 Songs You Won’t Believe Are Already 30 Years Old

30 Songs You Won’t Believe Are Already 30 Years Old

Time is flying fast for those of us who grew up during the 1980s. And one surefire way of establishing how old you’re getting is to look at the age of ...
Roseanne Is Back On TV Soon, And You Won’t Believe How Different The Cast Look Now

Roseanne Is Back On TV Soon, And You Won’t Believe How Different The Cast Look Now

Many of us grew up watching Roseanne, and the realistic situations we saw the Conners go through often made us feel like we ourselves were a part of t ...
10 Delicious Desserts We Enjoyed Eating As Kids

10 Delicious Desserts We Enjoyed Eating As Kids

When I was a kid, me and my siblings didn’t really care what we were eating as our first course for dinner / tea. The question was always “what are we ...
15 Classic ZX Spectrum Games That Will Take You Back To Your Childhood

15 Classic ZX Spectrum Games That Will Take You Back To Your Childhood

These days Computer Games immerse you in a way that 30 years ago you would never have considered could ever be possible. From the galaxy-hopping space ...
20 Amazing Toys Every 80s Kid Wanted For Christmas

20 Amazing Toys Every 80s Kid Wanted For Christmas

Whilst the electronic toys we had in the 1980s were often very basic compared to the devices kids have available to them today, we still had many hour ...
10 Things We All Remember About Christmas In The 1980s

10 Things We All Remember About Christmas In The 1980s

When it comes to nostalgic memories, nothing beats Christmas. Our childhood festive memories include fantastic toys, classic TV shows and beautiful de ...
10 Heartbreaking Films Scenes That Still Make Us Cry

10 Heartbreaking Films Scenes That Still Make Us Cry

Many of us love a good cry, and we’re not afraid to admit that some films make us bawl like a baby no matter how many times we watch them. Please take ...
10 Expensive Toys We Always Wanted For Christmas But Never Got

10 Expensive Toys We Always Wanted For Christmas But Never Got

When we were kids, most of us weren’t aware of, nor did we care about, our parents financial situation. So when it came to writing our Christmas list, ...
12 Facts About The Transformers That Every Fan Should Know

12 Facts About The Transformers That Every Fan Should Know

1. The Transformers May Not Have Existed Without He-Man Toy makers Hasbro were keen to rival the massive success of Mattel’s ‘Masters of the Univer ...
22 Bizarre Album Covers That Have To Be Seen To Be Believed

22 Bizarre Album Covers That Have To Be Seen To Be Believed

Whilst we’re well aware that taste and fashion has changed over the years, there are still some design decisions that were a bad idea no matter which ...
Artist Creates Heartbreaking Poster Featuring Celebrities Who Sadly Died In 2017

Artist Creates Heartbreaking Poster Featuring Celebrities Who Sadly Died In 2017

Whether it’s true or not we’re not sure, but it really does feel like we’ve lost far too many of our favourite celebrities over the last couple of yea ...
Photo Confirms Sylvester Stallone And Dolph Lundgren Will Reunite For ‘Creed 2’

Photo Confirms Sylvester Stallone And Dolph Lundgren Will Reunite For ‘Creed 2’

We all have our favourite Rocky opponent. Whether it’s Mr. T’s Clubber Lang in Rocky III, the late Apollo Creed, or Hulk Hogan himself as Thunderlips, ...
12 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Airwolf

12 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Airwolf

1. It Was Not The First Helicopter Based TV Series The first TV show to focus on helicopters was ‘The Whirlybirds’, which ran from 1957 to 1960. It ...
10 Fisher-Price Toys We Loved Unwrapping At Christmas

10 Fisher-Price Toys We Loved Unwrapping At Christmas

Since it was founded in 1930 by Herman Fisher and Irving Price, the name Fisher-Price has been synonymous with fun, sturdy, quality toys. There can't ...
16 Books That Will Remind You Of Being A Kid

16 Books That Will Remind You Of Being A Kid

The best stories stay with us. Even if we can’t remember them at the forefront of our brain, it only takes a picture or a word to immediately take us ...
14 Stationery Items That Remind Us Of Our School Days

14 Stationery Items That Remind Us Of Our School Days

Whilst school should have been a time of learning lots and developing our social skills, for many of us it was sometimes a negative experience. Thankf ...
10 Cartoons That All 80s Girls Should Remember

10 Cartoons That All 80s Girls Should Remember

1. Care Bears Who can remember the names of the original 10 Care Bears? They were Bedtime Bear, Birthday Bear, Cheer Bear, Friend Bear, Funshin ...
A Poll Has Revealed The Top 10 Greatest Christmas Songs Of All Time

A Poll Has Revealed The Top 10 Greatest Christmas Songs Of All Time

Many of us are massively fond of Christmas songs, and of course we all have our favourite. Whether it’s Wham giving us their heart at Christmas, Elton ...
Exciting News About She-Ra Has Just Been Announced

Exciting News About She-Ra Has Just Been Announced

Many children of the 1980s will name He-Man as one of the favourite ever cartoons, but let’s also remember She-Ra, who was of course He-Man’s twin sis ...
12 New Kids On The Block Facts That Every True Fan Should Know

12 New Kids On The Block Facts That Every True Fan Should Know

1. Mark Wahlberg Was Originally Part Of The Group Actor (and former rapper) Mark Wahlberg was originally a member, but quit before recording began ...
15 Computer Games That Will Take You Back To Your Childhood

15 Computer Games That Will Take You Back To Your Childhood

These days Computer Games immerse you in a way that 30 years ago you would never have considered could ever be possible. So then, what is it about a p ...
Netflix Reveal Somebody Watched The Bee Movie A Staggering Number Of Times This Year

Netflix Reveal Somebody Watched The Bee Movie A Staggering Number Of Times This Year

If you’re going to watch one animated film over and over, it’s only going to ‘bee’ one film that you’d choose right? Well not for us personally, but o ...
10 Artists Create Stunning ‘Realistic’ Paintings Of Our Favourite Animated Characters

10 Artists Create Stunning ‘Realistic’ Paintings Of Our Favourite Animated Characters

For the most part, cartoons are fairly innocent. Although there are definitely some examples of scary and messed up children’s animated shows, especia ...
14 Things You Might Not Know About Brad Pitt

14 Things You Might Not Know About Brad Pitt

1. He Owned A Gun Aged 6 Pitt was born in Oklahoma and brought up in Missouri, and became a gun owner at the age of 6 when his Grandfather’s shotgu ...
12 Things That Kids Of Today Will Never Understand

12 Things That Kids Of Today Will Never Understand

Kids these days don’t have a clue what it was like for us back in the 80s. They can watch whatever TV shows they want, when they want, they can listen ...
100+ Argos Catalogue Toys We All Wanted For Christmas

100+ Argos Catalogue Toys We All Wanted For Christmas

When you were writing your list of Christmas toy requests to Santa, where was the first place you went to for inspiration? The Argos catalogue of cour ...
10 Messed Up Moments In 80s Cartoons That Wouldn’t Happen These Days

10 Messed Up Moments In 80s Cartoons That Wouldn’t Happen These Days

When we are kids, there is a lot about the shows we watch that goes right over our head. And as the shows were all aimed at kids, our parents probably ...
16 TV Shows That Will Take You Right Back To Your Childhood

16 TV Shows That Will Take You Right Back To Your Childhood

Children these days don’t know they’re born with the amount of TV shows they have at their disposal. If I tell my 4 year old son that he can’t switch ...
Study Reveals That Eating Lots Of Chocolate Makes You Smarter

Study Reveals That Eating Lots Of Chocolate Makes You Smarter

No matter what studies and research we’re shown, nothing is ever going to convince us that chocolate is good for our waist-line. We love it, we eat it ...
Remember Bananarama? Here’s What They Look Like Now

Remember Bananarama? Here’s What They Look Like Now

We shouldn’t have to tell you who Bananarama are, but just in case you were waiting in the wrong place for Robert De Niro for the entire 1980s (get it ...
A Poll Has Revealed ‘The Greatest Decade For Christmas Music’

A Poll Has Revealed ‘The Greatest Decade For Christmas Music’

Many of us are massively fond of Christmas songs, and of course we all have our favourite. Whether it’s Wham giving us their heart at Christmas, Elton ...
15 People Who Took Christmas Decorations Way Too Far

15 People Who Took Christmas Decorations Way Too Far

We all want to make our property look lovely during this festive time of year. Back during our 1980s childhood we had a simple tree, perhaps some pape ...
14 Toys All 80s Girls Wanted For Christmas

14 Toys All 80s Girls Wanted For Christmas

Is it actually true that they don’t make toys like they used to, or is it simply that our minds are so clouded with nostalgic joy that we can’t accept ...
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