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Waterstones diaries

Postby spoons » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:51 pm

Vintage really is in vogue right now

£9.99 if anyone needs a diary for next year
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Re: Waterstones diaries

Postby Snaketibe » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:54 pm

That's really nice! Is it an officially licensed product?

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Postby spoons » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:58 pm

Snaketibe wrote:That's really nice! Is it an officially licensed product?


Disney licensed, I was tempted but don’t really use a diary

With Action Man and He-man adverts and last years Card Factory SW bag, toy collecting is almost mainstream

Edit - £10 on Amazon. Just bought one :lol:
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Re: Waterstones diaries

Postby Snaketibe » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:34 pm

spoons wrote:
Snaketibe wrote:That's really nice! Is it an officially licensed product?


Disney licensed, I was tempted but don’t really use a diary

With Action Man and He-man adverts and last years Card Factory SW bag, toy collecting is almost mainstream

Edit - £10 on Amazon. Just bought one :lol:

Thanks, Andy. I wasn't sure who, if anyone, still owns the image rights to the vintage Kenner figures, but perhaps it's Lucasfilm and hence Disney? I say 'perhaps' because there seems to have been quite a lot of products over the years that have used pictures of the vintage figures without those products obviously being officially licensed, and yet no law suits seem to have appeared. Not to mention things like the repro Kenner and Palitoy boxes for sale on eBay which are very clearly not licensed, and yet are apparently tolerated by whoever does own the copyright.

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Re: Waterstones diaries

Postby starshipriot » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:14 pm

I saw some Gift Bags in WHSmiths like that! Bit different but very similar. I was pointing out to my girlfriend that Boba had the wrong colour blaster on the picture, and I was 90% sure the Stormtrooper blaster was a repro as it looked grey!

She's a massive nerd herself, but I got a look from her that suggested I was providing her with information that she really didn't give two shits about.

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Re: Waterstones diaries

Postby SublevelStudios » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:19 pm

Modern speeder bike and Biker Scout :roll: That sends my OCD into overdrive :D

We're now a 'target market' - as said, adverts using toys from our childhood and product using retro imagery is proof it's all cool now to like this stuff.

In the early 90's you could get your head kicked in up here if you mentioned you collected toys.

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Re: Waterstones diaries

Postby theforceuk » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:14 pm

I don't use a diarie, but may have to put this on my Christmas list and record all my vintage purchases next year in it. :D :D

I'm with you on the modern speeder bikes sublevel! :o
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Re: Waterstones diaries

Postby subzero » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:21 pm

spoons wrote:
Snaketibe wrote:That's really nice! Is it an officially licensed product?


With Action Man and He-man adverts and last years Card Factory SW bag, toy collecting is almost mainstream


And then not to mention Ready Player One, I feel like society is approaching 'peak 80's nostalgia', it will no doubt be a huge trend over the next few years and we'll see it everywhere I reckon. Along with equally rising vintage toy prices even more than what's already happened so far! :shock:
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Re: Waterstones diaries

Postby edd_jedi » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:07 pm

Has anybody seen the GAP pyjamas? They are cool!

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Re: Waterstones diaries

Postby SublevelStudios » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:21 pm

edd_jedi wrote:Has anybody seen the GAP pyjamas? They are cool!

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I bet you look really fetching in them Edd.

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Postby edd_jedi » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:56 pm

SublevelStudios wrote:I bet you look really fetching in them Edd.


I don't think the "belly button out" look suits men in their late 30s too well :lol:

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Re: Waterstones diaries

Postby Stuart Skinner » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:56 pm

edd_jedi wrote:
SublevelStudios wrote:I bet you look really fetching in them Edd.


I don't think the "belly button out" look suits men in their late 30s too well :lol:


I do, you just need more confidence
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Re: Waterstones diaries

Postby spoons » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:31 pm

Suspect secret Santa will be shopping at GAP this year :lol:
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