Hosted by Glenn and Phil, this podcast is a virtual trip back in time to the halcyon days of our childhood - the 1980s (and early 1990s). Every week we explore at least one facet of 80's pop culture, discuss questions from our listeners, and report the news from at least 4 of the main franchises of the 80's that are still around today!
Christmas Special 2015

Merry Christmas, gang!

And we're sorry. We're so, SO sorry. But it had to be done. With Star Wars and Christmas practicallly coinciding this year, we decided that we'd do a commentary of 1978's Star Wars Holiday Special.

This is the only audio that survived the event.

Happy Holidays, people.

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Boba Fett Cartoon: youtube.com/watch?v=qAQtDPUvT6M

Holiday Special inc Cartoon: youtube.com/watch?v=S3a5j8PgQxg

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 5:35pm UTC

Episode 246 - Horror Beyond Imaginiation

It's nearly Episode VII time (2 sleeps in the UK!) so it's high time that we looked at the last of the original Star Wars trilogy movies, Return of the Jedi!

Join Glenn, Paula and Sam as they look into the history of the movie, at some of the trivia surrounding it, and share their personal memories of the movie.

They also look forward to the next installment of the Star Wars saga, as well as give their first thoughts on some of the new trailers hitting our screens such as TMNT, Independence Day, and appropriately enough, Star Trek Beyond!

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:23pm UTC

Episode 245 - Empire State of Mind

Glenn's back, and in the mood to talk some Star Wars!

This time, the gamg takes a look at the difficult second movie, The Empire Strikes Back, it's making, inception, the trivia surrounding the movie, and the reasons why it's generally considered to be the best of the bunch.

After the break, it's all about the prequels (no Rebels), and it would seem that life reflects art, as a Rebel Alliance who don't like them, strive to take on the evil Empire that does...

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:33pm UTC

With Glenn away, Sam, Paula and guest Andy get a bit carried away and talk Star Wars Spoofs, Parodies and references, as well as James Bond movies, Comic Books, Caves and pretty much everything in between! 

Enjoy!

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:57pm UTC

Episode 243 - I Have a Bad Feeling About This

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

Yes folks, there's not long to go until Episode VII of the Star Wars saga is upon us, so here at BTTE Towers we thought it'd be a nice idea to go back, way back, to where it all began.

So let's all have a good look at Episode IV, shall we? To when Luke Skywalker was just a farm boy flying through Beggar's Canyon, Ben Kenobi was a crazy old wizard, Darth Vader had killed Anakin Skywalker, and R2 and 3PO were the narrators.

May the Force be with you. Always.

Solidarité avec les paris.

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:25am UTC

Episode 242 - The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Yes folks, Christmas time is upon us again, and to start off this year's festive season, Jenny from World of Crap is with us to remind us that it's not always fun and frolics at Christmastime, sometimes you have to contend with things like the ALF Christmas, and as always, Bungle will have a strop in the Rainbow house! (Also, Paula finds out that George is a boy!)

There's also all the news that you'd want from your favourite franchises, and a question regarding everyone's favourite Masked Crusaders, so please, pull up a seat, and listen closely. Because next week, you may feel a certain stirring in the Force...

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:50pm UTC

Episode 241 - Fisher Price Forever

Sam's back from his travels, and he has stories! Let's be honest, it's not ever day you get to be in New York (unless you live there), so Sam has stories to tell, and tell 'em he does.

After that, we have a spotlight from Paula, on those toy touchstones that we all have, so expect Sticklebricks, Fisher Price treasures and lots and lots of Lego. Lots.

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:20pm UTC

Episode 240 - TURTLE POWER!

It's a totally radical episode this week duderinos, as Glenn, Paula and Becca take a look at the most gnarly cartoon to span both the 80's and 90's, and actually run for 10 whole seasons, as well as produce enough merchandise to match the GDP of a major First World country - we're talking about the completely crucial and radical Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, dude (Hero Turtles in the UK - what a bummer, thanks Thatcher)

There's also some news, but not a lot, as it's coming up to Christmas, and most toy companies already have their Santa Lists drawn up by this time of year. Totally not cool, dudes.

So lay back, relax and chill out party dudes, and listen to some totally radical TURTLE POWER!

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:36pm UTC

Episode 239 - ULLAH!

There's a slight invasion on the podcast this week, as Becca takes us back to 1976, to before Jeff Wayne had composed the theme for TV-am, and David Essex was still considered something of a cool guy, and Richard Burton was (probably) still married to Liz Taylor, as we take a look at Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of the War of the Worlds (to give it it's full title).

There's also the rest of the main news headlines from NYCC to look at, as well as a couple of listener questions that have been posed to us (more of those too, please - we can't get enough of them!), making this a packed show!

There was more, but I can see a green flash coming from Mars from my window, what are the chances of that happening, eh? A million to one?

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:55pm UTC

Episode 238 - FULL FORCE!

We're all back for RORC (boo), and this week it's Andrew's turn to spotlight something so near and dear to his heart, that he didn't even have to do any research - it is of course Action Force! We learn from it's very beginnings, through to the point where it morphed into GI Joe and beyooond!

There's also LOTS of exciting news this week, as NYCC begins in earnest, and the last big reveals of the year take place. You don't want to miss this!

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:53pm UTC

Roll Out Roll Call Special

It was Roll Out Roll Call last weekend, and Back to the Eighties was represented by none other than Paula and Glenn!

Much fun was had, and much as done. Listen to their voices on the old interwebz as they done talk about it to your faces.

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:12pm UTC

Episode 237 - Oooooh, nasty.

Welcome, Watchers of Illusion, to the Castle of Confusion, or BTTE Towers as we all know it. It's a bit of a special one this week, as we're joined by an actual, proper DUNGEONEER from one of our favourite TV programmes from the 80's (and indeed, EVER), KNIGHTMARE.

His name his Giles, and he's lovely. He tells us all about his experiences on the programme, traversing the various dungeons of the castle (and by dungeons, we mean a blue screen room in Anglia studios), and what it was like meeting Treguard the Dungeon Master, amongst other great stories!

There's also a smidgin of news to go through this week, and a question from one of our lovely listeners, so join us won't you, and remember, it's only a game...isn't it?

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:12pm UTC

A Bit of a Chat with Wil Hodgson

It's exactly what it says on the tin folks - this time we're having a chat with comedian, writer, podcaster, former wrestler and all round good guy, Wil Hodgson about his love of My Little Pony, Care Bears, UK wrestling, and the 80s in general!

We'd like to thank Wil for his time, and please, please check out his podcast, won't you?

It can be found at: soundcloud.com/wil-fortune

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:06pm UTC

Episode 236 - Fight Club Tropicana

It's all about the smackdown this week, as Paula, Sam and Glenn take your suggestions (and some of their own) as to which 80s icons would beat each other sensless in fantasy battles! And as this was so much fun, this is going to be a regular item, so we'd love some more suggestions from you guys please!

There's also all the news that we can find from our favourite franchises, including some news on Transformers 4, a man who thinks he can get money from Hasbro for "inventing" GI Joe, and of course, more Ghostbusters news!

Also, get well soon Becca! Here's hoping you'll be back next week!

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:55pm UTC

Episode 235 - All Dogs Go To Bluth

It's Sam's turn to spotlight this week, and he's chosen a widely regarded classic in the 1989 Don Buth animated movie, All Dogs Go To Heaven! What will the team think of this movie now they've seen it again after all these years? Will it be the classic they remember it to be, or will it again lose out to The Little Mermaid?

There's also a good amount of news this week from MOTU, Ghostbusters, Transformers and everything else that we like to look at of a Friday evening!

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:47pm UTC

Episode 234 - Hangin' Tough

This week sees the return from Jenny from World of Crap, and this time she'll be looking at the things you did to look like a double hard bastard when you were a kid, things like dying your hair, getting tattoos, and taking on the whole of the school year by yourself. That might have just been me, then.

There's also all of this week's news, and we reminisce about the toys we really wantd but never got, and the toys we kinda wished we hadn't gotten in the first place.

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:43pm UTC

Episode 233 - Gobots GO BOTTY!

It's the first episode proper of season 3, and this time, it's getting serious, because Glenn has tasked Paula, Sam and Becca with watching a cartoon that can send hardened nerds running for the hills, crying like babies. Yes folks, it's the Challenge of the Gobots!

There's also lots of news about all of our favourite franchises, and a great question from one of our lovely listeners.

So, join us as we go botty about Gobots!!

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 12:04am UTC

Episode 232

Welcome to the last show of what we're now calling season two!

Yes folks, we've decided here at BTTE Towers that we need a bit of a rethink of the format of the podcast, and so we're re-jigging things up a bit!

Don't worry, we'll still be here, doing what we do, getting all up in your Eighties grills, but just now, in a slightly different fashion.

So, join Becca, Paula, Sam and Glenn for a bit of a new look show,where we tackle the last remaining homeworks of season two,  and starting next week, the start of season three, with all new and shiny things coming your way!

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:31pm UTC

Episode 231

Glenn's back from his hols this week, so normal service is most definitely resumed!

Joining him are Becca, Paula and Sam (so, the full team, then), as they catch up on what they've been up to recently, and Glenn relates his long journey 'cross the Atlantic to the city that never sleeps, New York!

There's also oodles of news from all of our favourite franchises, and a question from Valentine75 regarding old ads, which sets off a bit of a chain reaction.

Stay tuned next week for what happens with that, folks!

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:49am UTC

Episode 230

While Glenn is away, the Mice will play! Join this week's host Sam, along with Becca, Paula and special guest Andy, as we host the first Back to the Eighties Quiz! So get out a pen and paper, and join in the fun!

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 8:58pm UTC

Episode 229

It's the one after the week away before the holiday! Possibly.

Yes folks, Glenn's back after his move, and he gets to talk about his newly installed Nerd Cave! Joining him is Sam, who already has a Nerd Cave.

Together, they talk about all the big important news from SDCC, plus things that aren't as important and didn't happen at SDCC.

Business as usual, then.

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:44pm UTC

Episode 228

Phil's back with us this week, and just in time too, because we only have fourteen hours to save the Earth!

Yes folks, this week, we're taking a look at a favourite movie here at BTTE Towers, the 1980 classic, Flash Gordon, and asking the question, which other not-Star-Wars Star Wars movies do YOU love?

There's also Transformers, MLP AND Ghostbusters news, and a chatette about media attitudes towards audiences. Ooooo, grown up.

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 12:32am UTC

Episode 227

It's been a little while, but Jenny from World of Crap is back in the house, and this time it's all about school. As in, sports days, fayres, nativities, hymns, and the dreaded rainy day box! Also, the Dance Settee.

There's also Botcon and Tokyo Toy Show news to catch up on, so please join us for what we hope to be an educational, informative show, and not just some old tut about nostalgia, and stories about how Jenny wee'd onto her mister's socks.

Honest.

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:51pm UTC

Episode 226

Здравствуйте и добро пожаловать в обратно в восьмидесятых!

This week has a definite Soviet flavour to it, as Becca spotlights the Russian classic videogame, Tetris! Sam, Andy and Glenn all have to fall in line, just like the blocks, and do Becca's bidding, as she regales us all with not only the story of how the original game came about, but also how it ended up in the hands of Nintendo!

There's also news! Not only some disturbing MLP news, but also stuff from Star Wars, Transformers (including more exciting videogame news) Turtles and also Ghostbusters!

Exciting stuff. So come on down to Back to the Eighties, because in Soviet Russia, podcast listens to you!

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:20pm UTC

Episode 225

Dave Newman (voiceover commenter on the 2003 He-Man and D&D DVD sets, amongst others) joins the gang this week, as they take on the major task of running down YOUR lists of favourite Arnie quotes! Blimey.

There's also lots of news this week as well, from all around the geeky spectrum,so strap yourselves in, pray to Crom, and get to da choppa!

(Also, apologies for the lateness, sadly Glenn's not been well this week and hasn't been able to upload this as quick as he'd have liked.)

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:00pm UTC

Episode 224

This week, it's time to sit down straight and put fingers on lips, because class is in session, and Arnie's the teacher, yes folks, it time to spotlight a classic family movie from 1990, Kindergarten Cop!

Join Paula, Jii, Becca, Andy and Glenn as they take a look at Arnie's breakout comedy role, and see how different that film could really have been, as well as enjoy some of the big guy's more humourous quotes over the years!

There's also a truckload of news from all of our favourite franchises, as well as a JiiDee (tm) rant regarding the Batman TAS figures he's recently bought.

So join us please, and remember, it's not a tumour. It's not a tumour. At all.

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:01pm UTC

Episode 223

The gang's joined by Ian, aka Airlift82 this week, as they not only ask him about his 80s experiences, but about what 80s shows they're yet to see on DVD, and also discuss your homework answers - so what DO you like about Red Dwarf from last week?

There's also some news to go through, including Masters, Transformers, DC Comics, and even news of a certain Doh type movie! And no, it's not about The Simpsons.

So sit back and relax, and let the gang take you through another Friday night of crapping on about geeky stuff!

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 12:52am UTC

Episode 222

The Boys from the Dwarf are here this week, and it's up to Paula to spotlight them!

She's joined by Jii, Sam, Becca, Glenn and our Very Special Guest Star Harriett from Manga Girl Photography (flickr.com/photos/mangagirlphotography) who joins us again for fun and frolics 3 million years in the future, where there's nothing much to do aside from play unicycle polo and make sugar puff sandwiches...

There's also news, lots of news, oodles of news. News. From all around the nerdy world, including Transformers, MOTU, Turtles, Thunderbirds, Star Wars and even some cool DC figure news! News.

So join us won't you, as we attempt to teach you what to call Rimmer, and try to avoid making Mr Flibble cross.

Boys from the Dwarf.

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:26pm UTC

Eurovision Special

Jenny's back! Yes, the World of Crap boss is back with us again, this time to regale us with tales of an arcane ceremony that takes place once a year, a ceremony that involves demonic singing, block voting, and can accurately predict the politics of a region for a whole year - the Eurovision Song Contest!

Joining Jenny will be Jii, Becca, Sam, Paula and Glenn - it's almost like the cast of a slasher movie, where they're all waiting to be bumped off by Brotherhood of Man and ABBA in a bloodbath of tacky dresses, bad lyrics, and ethnic dancing.

Join us won't you, as we brave the horrors of Eurosong, and try and avoid getting nul points.

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:11am UTC

DC Comics Special

After last week's visit to the Mighty Marvel universe, it's time to take a trip to the other comic multiverse, that of Detective Comics, where Superman flies overhead, and Batman keeps the mean streets clean.

Joining Sam and Glenn this week are Becca and Kalel Prime himself, Mr Dave, to have a natter about why they like DC so much, and also why and how the DC Comics mindset is that much different than Marvel's, as well as reminiscing about their own DC memories from childhood, through to the DCAU, to the anticipation for Batman v Superman for next year!

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 12:27am UTC

Mighty Marvel Special Part 2 - The Phil Years

As if we'd do a Marvel special without having our Iceman adoring Captain America fanboy on the show!

Yes folks, Glenn sits down with Phil to talk about his own Marvel experiences, from Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, right up until the latest Avengers film.

And a special no-prize to anyone who can guess Phil's favourite Marvel character!

Excelsior, and such.

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:57pm UTC

Marvel Comic Book Special

It's here! To celebrate the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron in the UK, we've assembled some of our mates from round the interwebz (namely Glenn, Sam, Paula, Andy and Becca!) to sit around a big ol' table and natter about our Marvel experiences, from our first childhood memories, to the present day!

So it's time to Make Mine Marvel! Excelsior, True Believers!

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Episode 221

It's special guest time again at BTTE Towers, as Aisha Anime joins Sam, Paula, Jii and Glenn, as they take a look at an animated movie that probably traumatised more than one of us of a certain age; the bunny bloodfest that is Watership Down!

There's also news! News of a GI Joe type! After nearly about 6 months! It WAS JoeCon last weekend, after all.

But wait, there's more!

There's been trailers this week, of a Star Wars AND Batman vs Superman nature. Not only that, but there's some MOTU news, MLP news and Lego news that just about blows Glenn's fragile mind.

Join us next week, as we start a two part comic book special, with the return of an old friend...

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Episode 220

The band's back together this week, as Paula, Sam, Jii and Glenn join forces and take on your homework answers; so what movies did YOU like as a wee'un that no one else seemed to, or had even heard of? We must know!

We also have all the news that's fit to look at, including a Star Wars drone, and My Little Pony McDonalds toys, which surprise Glenn no end. Also, Wagon Wheels. They're smaller than they used to be. FACT.

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:34pm UTC

Episode 219

This week is a bit special, in that it's an 80's gaming episode, fetauring another special guest! Sam and Glenn are very happy to be joined by gaming expert and all round good guy Larry Bundy Jr, or Guru Larry as he's more commonly known, for a bit of a natter about 80s and early 90s consoles, computers and games. 

We'll also read out your homework answers on the subject, as well as letting you in on our gaming experiences during everyone's favourite decade!

Also, The Really Wild Show.

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Episode 218

Harriett from Manga Girl Photography joins Paula, Sam and Glenn this week, as the spotlight gets turned on Paula for the very first time, she takes a long hard look at the Valley Girl era, and the cult classic Earth Girls are Easy!

There's also lots of news, from Transformers to Star Wars, from Turtles to Rainbow Brite, yes, Rainbow Brite!

It's like, a great time to be like, a child of the 80s and stuff? Radical.

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Episode 217

A new presenter appears! She's super effective!

Yes folks, after last week's clarion call for a full time female presenter, we have a new member of the BTTE family to unveil...Paula!

Please join us in welcoming Paula to the fam, as we talk about why she loves the 80s and being a nerd, and what kind of geeky goodness she loves to talk about!

We also discuss your diary keeping (or lack of it) and get through all the news from Transformers, MOTU, Star Wars, Turtles, and for the first time in a long time, My Little Pony!

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Episode 216

Jenny's back on the podcast, so expect chaos! This time she's bringing the might of the Gladiators with her! Yes Gladiators, a nineties show that had the neon beating heart of the 1980s - in fact, it was World of Sport wrestling in all but name.

We also discuss where the Gladiators are now, potential Gladiators for the future, and even the Eurovision Song Contest.

Do you have the power of a Gladiator?

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Episode 215

This week, Glenn, Sam and Jii explore the world of Adrian Mole, and resist the urge to write bad teenage poetry, worry about the current Tory government (still) and celebrate the upcoming nuptuals of Prince Charles and Lady Di (and  with good reason too).

They also bring you all up to date with all the MOTU Classics news from NY Toy Fair 2015 (including the very exciting 200X subscription), the latest DVD rumblings from the Gobots, and also tell you about the time when Harrison Ford proved to the world that he was a complete badass.

Also, Hasbro seem to be re-releasing the G1 Dinobots. Eek!

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 12:19am UTC

Cybertrax: The Ultimate Doom Part 2

It's time for part 2! Joining Glenn again, it's Tony, aka SoundwaveSG1!

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:03pm UTC

BTTE Extra - NY Toy Fair 2015 Transformers feat. Grufflock!

Yes folks, it's an extra episode! Joining Glenn is the Lord Protector of The Old Oilhouse, frequent contributor (whether he likes it or not) and friend to the podcast (ditto) Grufflock! 

We'll be talking about the various Transformers reveals at NY Toy Fair this year, and asking if this has been enough to bring Gruffy (as someone who had left Transformer collecting behind) back into the fold of big Transforming robbits?

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Episode 214

No spotlight this week guys, it's all about the news! Last week NY Toy Fair 2015 happened, and there was a whole TON of news that's come forth, including exciting Transformers developments, interesting TMNT happenings, cool 80's Funko things, and ABSOLUTELY NO GI JOE NEWS WHATSOEVER.

There was hardly even any Star Wars news, but what there was, we'll tell you about, unlike the GI Joe News OF WHICH THERE WAS NONE.

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 7:42am UTC

Cybertrax: The Ultimate Doom, Part One

Ok, I've put this off long enough. It's time to experience part one of the three-part Transformers epic, The Ultimate Doom!

Joining me on this almost Lord of the Rings type journey will be Tony aka SoundwaveSG1, so here we go!

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Episode 213

This week's episode is all about your guilty pleasures from childhood, the shows which you love, but don't always admit to loving. So let Jii, Sam and Glenn take you on a trip down the lesser known memory lane, the one with the path least trodden, as we look at the Jems, the Rainbow Brites and yes, the My Little Ponies!

There's also a whole boatload of Transformers news to be getting on with, and I DO mean a boatload!

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Episode 212

No news this week guys, mainly because Jenny from World of Crap's back, and this time, it's serious. Like, Argos and Index catalogue serious. 

But wait, there's more! Not only do Jenny, Sam and Glenn talk about the catalogues, but also 80's party food, things you'd find in a doctor's waiting room, and the TV Times quiz questions!

They also find time to answer some listener questions as well, you lucky people. Well, I say lucky...

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Episode 211

This week sees the nostalgia TARDIS (with full crew of Glenn, Phil, Sam and Jii) land in the peaceful serenity of the Evergreen Forest. That is, until Bert Raccoon wakes up. The merry hell breaks out. That must mean the this week's spotlight regards the brilliant Canadian 80's cartoon, The Raccoons!

There's also news of a Mattel kind, with new PR management possibly already making it's prescence felt, and new heads for your Skeletor figure, as well as all the Turtles, Thundercats (including some weird ideas for the original series) and Star Wars news!

Oh, and if you ever wondered if there were any series that have let the guys down when they went back to watch them, well, here's the place to be! 

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When the Music Stops: The A-Team - Follow That Chicken

In this week's readalong adventure, it's up to everyone's favourite soldiers of fortune to clear the name of a young man who has been framed for a crime he didn't commit...so basically, business as usual, really.

Just as an aside, the "Rainbow" calling card at the start of the audio may whisk you back to being 5 years old again in less than a nanosecond. You have been warned.

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Episode 210

This week's episode sees Glenn and Sam looking at YOUR experiences of Masters of the Universe through the ages, from the first toys in 1982, to the Filmation and New Adventures era, and even the 200X series, to today! It's a long and winding road, that may be leading to a new movie? Possibly? We'll have to see.

There's also lots of news of a Transformery nature, as well as an interesting question posed on our brand new forum! Yes folks, we have officially moved premises, and BTTE Towers is no longer located at the Nerdsphere. We'd like to thank the Nerdsphere for being our home for the best part of 5 years, and obviously thank Timey and Grufflock for helping set up our new home, which can be found at backtotheeighties.freeforums.net!

Please do join us there on the forum, and post as many questions and homeworks as you can! It's all very much appreciated.

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:54pm UTC

Cybertrax: War of the Dinobots

After about a year away, it's time to welcome back Cybertrax! Continuing Glenn's quest to do a commentary of every episode of G1 EVAR, ths week he's joined by everyone's favourite paleo, Mikey, (aka GWolfV1) to have a look at the extremely influential episode that is War of the Dinobots!

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Episode 209

This week sees the return of Harriett Greene, aka Mangagirl232 to BTTE Towers, as she joins Glenn, Phil and Jii in sitting down and reminiscing about the wonder and the glory that is Masters of the Universe. So pull up a pew, and join us as we get all misty eyed about He-Man and the gang, and also speculate on the future of one of our favourite franchises.

There's also news! Not much news as it's just after Christmas, and the news hounds all seem to be on a diet. But news, nonetheless, of Masters, Turtles and even a bit of interesting Spider-Man news. Or should I say...Supaidaman news?

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:37pm UTC

Episode 208

Well, hello 2015! Yes folks, this is the year when Hoverboards and flying cars finally become possible! When Mr Fusion first makes an appearance, and self tying Nikes come about...or maybe not, we'll see. By the end of the year, certainly. We hope.

In the meantime, Phil and Glenn are going to talk about what they got for Christmas, and we're going to read out what you lovely people got as well. As far as we can tell, it's been a bumper year!

There's also an armful of Transformers news, a smidgin of Turtles, a dash of Ghostbusters, and lots of discussion about all manner of things. You know, the usual.

Happy 2015, everyone. It's gonna be a big 'un.

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:42pm UTC