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The Flashing Blade The Flashing Blade (Le Chevalier Tempête) is a French television serial made in the late 1960s, which was broadcast in the UK on BBC children's television during the 1960s, with several re-runs in the early 1970s. Dubbed from French into English, the action was set in 17th century France, during a period of war between France and Spain. The dubbing was not exactly brilliant, so in the 1980s John Culshaw redubbed a comedy version (which is the one I remember best). In the '60s and '70s the BBC had a habit of buying childrens programmes from European countries which were then very badly dubbed into English - often to hilarious effect.
Tags: childrens  tv  bbc  adventure  funny 
Added: 11th July 2007
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Posted By: Bamber
JIMMY JET AD - 1966 Here's an ad for Deluxe Reading's Jimmy Jet. It's a page from a 1966 Spiegel Christmas catalog. Here, the 'Jimmy Jet' sold for $9.98, the 'Super Helmet Seven' for $2.98, and the swivel seat for $5.98. Or you could buy the complete outfit for $18.77, saving a whopping $0.17! Can't beat a deal like that!!
Tags: toys  vintage  classic  ad  Spiegel 
Added: 18th August 2007
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Posted By: jimmyjet
The Tonette Hey Baby Boomers! Remember tonette’s? Precursor of the recorder, which in itself. is a misnomer. (It doesn’t record anything.) I think I received mine in the 5th or 6th grade. We all had to buy our own and my parents bought me a fire engine red one. (My sister got a green one ‘cause she said it looked like a pickle.) I can remember playing ”Jolly Ol’ St. Nicholas” at a school Christmas concert one year. All the boys had to wear black pants, black shoes, white long-sleeved shirt and a black bowtie. (Older is better!)
Tags: tonette  recorder  instrument  classic  school 
Added: 20th August 2007
Views: 2539
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Posted By: jimmyjet
Models and Buyers "i don't know Jim, it just doesn't seem to work!" . . "uh, Suzette, could you turn around one more time, please?"
Tags: models  buyers  advertising 
Added: 31st August 2007
Views: 1692
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Posted By: Teresa
Timex Sinclair 1000 Computer Back in 1982 the Timex Corp. and Sinclair research (of Britain,) teamed up and produced the Timex Sinclair 1000. It was a low-priced introduction to home computers. It sported 2K of onboard RAM, (yes, 2K! 2 kilobytes of memory!) You could also purchase a 16K add-on memory module called a RAM Pack, (lower right in the picture,) which increased the memory to 18K. I believe there was also a 64K RAM Pack available later. The ones sold in Britain were known as the ZX 81. It had no display but you could hook it up to the VHF antenna connections on the back of your television set. It also didn't have any sound. The operating system was a modified version of the BASIC computer language and it gave a lot of people, including me, their first taste of computer programming. There were a number of programs that you could buy for it. They were all on cassette tapes. What you would do is connect the unit to your TV set, plug your cassette tape player into it and put whatever program you might have into the tape player. You had to turn the volume off on your cassette player because the programming code was just one continual screeching sound. I had a cassette tape that had a few different programs on it. All of the characters in the programs were block-headed type graphics, but they actually would walk across the screen and even jump up and down. Cool stuff back then. I remember this costing me $29, as the store I bought it at was getting rid of them. I believe the original selling price was $99. I also bought the 16K RAM Pack for $25. I've kept it all these years in good condition thinking that someday it would be worth something, and I was right. They're selling for about 10 bucks on eBay! Win a few, lose a few. Ironically, these things have somewhat of a cult following, and I've even heard of clubs dedicated to the TS-1000!
Tags: timex  sinclair  ts1000  computer 
Added: 4th September 2007
Views: 2341
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Posted By: jimmyjet
  Money Can Buy Happiness lol Tags: Herman  comics  aging  couples 
Added: 16th September 2007
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Posted By: Naomi
Bugs Bunny War Bond ad Bugs Bunny (with the help of Porky Pig and Elmer Fudd) encourages patriotic Americans to buy war bonds and stamps.
Tags: Bugs  Bunny  war  bonds 
Added: 2nd October 2007
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Posted By: Lava1964
CKLW Back in the day CKLW was the station to listen to. Grew up with this local international station. Located in Windsor Canada. Across the river from us in southeastern Michigan. I remenber going to K Marts looking at the top ten buying 45 records. Remember that? AM Radio was where it was at back then.
Tags: Yup 
Added: 24th March 2009
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Posted By: Marty6697
Swing Wing Did anyone actually buy one of these and use it? It's a long way from the Playstation and Xbox.
Tags: swing  wing  toy  fun  advert  commercial 
Added: 9th October 2007
Views: 2009
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Posted By: Tony
Vintage Ad For Westmore Cosmetics Featuring Marilyn Monroe now, i would buy that!!!
Tags: Ad  Marilyn  Monroe  Westmore  Cosmetics 
Added: 2nd November 2007
Views: 7934
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Posted By: Teresa

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