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Bottled nostalgia

My parents came up the other week and brought with them a load of old tat from my childhood that was unnecessarily taking up room in their house.

It included this fine piece of 100% pure nostalgia, biro scribbles and all:

And there's more:

I don't even remember owning a book called The Adventures of K9 and Other Mechanical Creatures by Terrance Dicks. I'm impressed that Radio Times felt the need to produce a Doctor Who 20th Anniversary Special. But most of all I'm awed by the absolute cack that passed for content in old Doctor Who annuals: exciting find-the-centre-of-the-maze puzzles; quizzes about the solar system; inane prose stories with dodgy illustrations done by someone who'd once had Jon Pertwee's face described to him; comics by someone who had missed the aforementioned description. It's all here.

Unless you had exactly the same childhood as me this will all mean nothing to you (oh Vienna) but for me this is pure gold.


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Aug. 27th, 2007 07:50 am (UTC)
I owned, and indeed believe I still own, a fair proportion of that (Monster Book, 20th Anniversary Special, 1975 and 1976 annuals).
Aug. 27th, 2007 09:42 am (UTC)
My 20th Anniversary Doctor Who Radio Time is in a right old state - (much thumbed and reconstructed with selotape) - but the 10th Anniversary on I managed to aquire from somewhere is almost mint...
Aug. 27th, 2007 10:11 am (UTC)
I went through a phase of covering books in clear sticky-backed plastic. (Must have been all that Blue Peter). So my 20th Anniversary Special is fairly pristine if you count pristine as being covered in sticky-backed plastic.
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