Hosted by Glenn, Sam, Becca, Paula 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!
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