We all remember those times when things were easy, worries were absent and times were fun… (Ahhhh…sigh!) The IWOOT team have gone all nostalgic, so join us as we take a trip down memory lane and dust off our Betamax’s and Sinclair C5’s to embrace a retro revival.
Whether it be by telegram or pigeon post, email or twitter we want to hear from you. Share your favourite childhood memories and post your cringe-worthy retro pictures! Our favourite wins an awesome retro prize (and we don’t mean an old 50p piece)!
There was no chance of leaving those things in a bar, or losing it in your own handbag. We thought it was the most extraordinary creation; a phone that you could carry around! Who knew that the mobile phone, born in 1973 weighing two kilos would be the demise of these….
Games and toys were simple and straightforward and would keep us entertained or just perplexed for hours. We didn’t need a friendship with batteries, electricity or power for that matter… Those that did were beyond impressive (or only available to the Royal family!)
The Rubix cube became one of the most popular games of its time and an icon during the 1980’s. Luckily, this one comes in the shape of a mug, so you can relax with a biscuit rather than endure the frustration of solving the thing!
In 1979, children’s faces lit up when the coolest toy in town could remember up to 16 commands whilst firing its photon beam headlamp. Cool or what? Since we got our grubby IWOOT hands on the new one, nothing much has changed since the good ole days. It’s good enough just to relive the fun you had all them years ago with your dearest 80’s companion .
Rewind for a bit, fast forward a little bit more. Stop. Play. Now rewind for a bit, stop. Play. Fast forward…remember the days? Yes and we don’t miss them one little bit. If we worked out how much time we wasted rewinding, fast forwarding, pausing, playing and stopping, we would be as ancient as these retro replicas. Luckily these notepads don’t play Cliff Richard but will turn a few heads.
P.E in schools…and lots of it. Probably to burn off all those retro sweets we used to eat. Refreshers, Flumps, Black Jack, Fruit Salad, Sherbet Fountain, WHAM, Candy Sticks, Popping Candy…all the classics from your childhood tuck shop. Mmmm!
You can’t get any more retro than these little beauties. You must remember them well. Pacman was released in 1979 as an alternative to Space Invaders and is one of the longest running video game franchises from the era of video arcade games. Instantly recall all the dedicated hours (and not a wasted moment) you spent battling for the top position whilst your thumb and forefingers indented to the shapes of the buttons during lengthy space attacks…
It’s a shame we don’t play the license plate game on long road trips anymore, or pretend we are power rangers in the playground. We don’t want to take over the world like we used to, it’s now almost impossible to become a Princess when we grow up and can’t play out till dark.
Why not take a look at our retro section and with a little help from your friends at IWOOT, we can help relieve your memories and recreate your retro past…