Hayden Yale

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Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England. Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.
1982 Pontiac Firebird

The 1982 Pontiac Firebird

Own your very own K.I.T.T. Ever since I was young boy, I’ve wanted a Pontiac Firebird (or Trans-Am). I can thank Knight Rider’s K.I.T.T. for this. If you’ve not seen the TV show, this superb dealership video totally sells it. For me, it’s nearly impossible to watch the Trans-Am model […]

1942 from Capcom at the Arcade

In video game arcades during 1984, before the likes of Megaman and Street Fighter, Capcom were making a name for themselves with a vertical-scrolling shooter called 1942. I recently decided to learn more about the game and I came across a wonderful site called The International Arcade Museum. This site […]

Thank Goodness for Pac-Man Pasta!

Enjoy a bowl of Pac-Man Pasta

For those with Yellow Fever! It’s 1984 and Pac-Man is everywhere. Even your meals can be in on the action with the three flavours of arcade pasta from Chef Boyardee! Who can resist shaped pasta in Mini-Meat Balls, Cheese and Golden Chicken flavours? These pasta cans featured fun “Pac-Man riddles […]

Gradius Fantasia

When I was growing up in the 80’s there was a game that would haunt my every waking moment. Gradius. This simple Konami shoot-em-up is now something of a cornerstone for the entire SHMUP genre. I was there to see it rise, thanks to my extremely unfashionable MSX computer. At […]