Review: The Toys That Made Us: Season One

By Alex Wiggan Taking an in-depth look at the most iconic toy lines of yesteryear, The Toys That Made Us is a new eight-part TV show featuring the likes of He-Man, Transformers and more. The first four episodes of Season One just arrived on Netflix, covering Star Wars, Barbie, Masters of the Universe and G.I. Joe and they are all … Continue reading

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Watch/listen: The Midnight – ‘Nocturnal’

By Alex Wiggan Time to conclude a day of awesome ‘80s-inspired electro/synth tunes with yet another cracking playlist. Hopefully you’ve enjoyed listening to everything that’s cropped up so far today. You have? Great! Here’s one more. Following on from this morning’s posts on NewRetroWave’s ‘Future Awaits’ mixtape and The Prime Thanatos’ ‘Best of Timecop 1983’, I’m now serving up another electro … Continue reading

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Watch/Listen: New Retro Wave Mixtape: ‘The Future Awaits’

By Alex Wiggan Thanks to the likes of Blade Runner 2049, Stranger Things and Thor: Ragnarok, ‘80s electro music couldn’t be any hotter right now (and rightly so – it’s awesome). As such, this morning I thought I’d kick-start the day with a retro-electro offering, courtesy of NewRetroWave. The 90-minute mixtape – which you can listen to below – was … Continue reading

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Watch: He-Man & Skeletor Dirty Dancing advert

By Alex Wiggan Remember that epic MoneySuperMarket advert that hit TV screens back in March? You know the one; it featured iconic bad guy, Skeletor dancing along to the theme from Fame? Well, IAMAG, the team behind the ‘80s-themed commercial has produced a follow-up – and it’s equally as epic as the first! The new commercial features Skeletor, along with … Continue reading

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SDCC: IDW to publish Visionaries comic

By Alex Wiggan ‘80s cartoon & toy line, Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light is being revived in the form of a comic. Hurrah! IDW Publishing is to revive the cult favourite, with Magdalene Visaggio on writing duties and Fico Ossio providing the art. The news was announced during IDW’s ‘First Strike panel’, which took place during day one of San … Continue reading

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The Honcho Round-up #30: Barry Potter Fairs – Bolton

By Alex Wiggan Hi heroes! Earlier today, and once again in an unofficial capacity, the Honcho-SFX blog attended the latest Barry Potter toy fair. You may recall, we previously attended a BP toy fair in February, at Birmingham’s NEC. This time around we travelled up to Bolton, where Barry Potter Fairs had taken over the Premier Suite of the Macron … Continue reading

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Stranger Things soundtrack gets VHS-style cassette release

By Alex Wiggan Over the past few weeks we’ve discussed what we’ve noticed to be a growing trend – the revival of VHS. Today, we’re talking VHS AGAIN (sort of), thanks to a pretty swish Stranger Things soundtrack which incorporates VHS into its design! Just looking at the picture to the right is giving us a MAJOR nostalgia overload. OK, … Continue reading

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Roseanne is coming back

By Alex Wiggan TV revivals are all the rage at the moment, with the likes of The X-Files, Prison Break and Twin Peaks all having undergone a revival in recent months, heck, even Will & Grace is coming back this year, but who would have expected this?! Classic sitcom, Roseanne is making a comeback! According to Deadline, Roseanne Barr, John … Continue reading

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Feel Good Friday: Just dance

By Alex Wiggan It’s Friday – the weekend is almost here! Woooohooo! We do hope your Friday has got off to a great start. It has? Great stuff! Let’s keep the momentum going then, with a little song and a little dance. Well, we say a little dance but in truth we’ve got four minutes of pure, unadulterated movement coming … Continue reading

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Masters of the Universe movie gets release date

By Alex Wiggan It may not have a cast yet, but Sony Picture’s long gestating Masters of the Universe movie does have one thing on its side (finally) – a release date! The oft discussed movie – an update of the ‘80s toy/cartoon classic – has just popped up on Sony’s release schedule, indicating the project is indeed moving forward. … Continue reading

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