While browsing the magazine racks at Barnes & Noble last week, I came across this awesome “Bookazine.” I guess that’s a fancy British term meaning: a magazine without ads that we can charge a lot of money for. Okay, it was a little steep for $19.99 but I feel like I got my money’s worth.
There are over 140 pages filled with nostalgic memories from the 80’s. The “bookazine” covers movies, music, and video games, but the main focus is on the products we bought — mainly, the toys. The magazine hits on all the big brands, and since it was published in the UK, many of the pages report on items that are only vaguely familiar to me, such as Panini stickers and Funnybone books, and then some items that I have never heard of before, such as Subbuteo, Space Hoppers, and the Trap Door.
Big name properties like Star Wars get quite a bit of coverage on everything from the toys to the media that grew from the movies.
If you are a child of the 80’s and want to take a deep dive in the nostalgia pool, this book is well worth checking out.