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    1985 Argos Catalogue

    Pictures of the pages of the Argos catalogue from 1985 below

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    Original Poster

    Edited by: "peodude" 10th Dec 2010

    Link not working me dear?

    argos was the big thing in the 80's. the place to be seen

    Some things look dearer in price than today!

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    I remember the rings that my 1st bf bought me from elizabeh duke

    My first computer...

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    They had Nintendo DS' in '85!

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    Original Poster

    Having just watched the slideshow some of the things are still for sale today, noticeably in the toy section.

    peodude

    Having just watched the slideshow some of the things are still for sale … Having just watched the slideshow some of the things are still for sale today, noticeably in the toy section.



    lol can I just quickly tell you this........we know an old lady in her 80's who called today to say her two bar electric fire had one of the bars not working. I called an electrician who said to find out make model etc and how old. Her reply.................well my mother gave it to me when I got married.......64 years ago X) Needless to say we have bought her a brand new one for her Christmas!!

    I am sure there are things in that Argos catalogue that will outlive things in their current one!

    I still have the animal print bed spread as per page 190 (except mine has dogs on). Its actually the cover on the fold up bed which is behind me as I type. Also still got a 'game & watch' as per page 228. I can't believe it was actually so long ago that this stuff was in the shops.

    did someone actually scan the whole catalogue oO they have my spectrum on there, my 1st computer, actually a zx81 was my 1st one then a speccy. I'd love to have a few of those hand-held games now.

    I still have a couple of those Game & Watch things from my childhood buried in the loft somewhere.

    Wish i still had my Major Morgan

    Syzable

    I still have a couple of those Game & Watch things from my childhood … I still have a couple of those Game & Watch things from my childhood buried in the loft somewhere.Wish i still had my Major Morgan



    Maybe try Ann Summers

    Just trying to help X)

    ev'nin all

    i had the barbie in the red and white dress with hearts on, gosh i feel old

    I still have my Major Morgan (and I am sure it was nothing to do with Ann Summers in those days - lol!). I always wanted a little professor but was never allowed one - isn't that sad!

    michellemoo- my sis had that same barbie- i remember my mum saying it was very expensive!

    still have my speak and spell- red one. though its hard to understand what the 'man' in it says sometimes often resulting in misspelling the blimmin word

    sumoqueen

    I still have my Major Morgan (and I am sure it was nothing to do with Ann … I still have my Major Morgan (and I am sure it was nothing to do with Ann Summers in those days - lol!). I always wanted a little professor but was never allowed one - isn't that sad!


    I had a little professor, god how I loved it, it was my favourite possession for many a year.

    Brilliant.I used to have item 7 on page 232.It was one of my favourite toys as a kid.

    Now i know how much my Mum and Dad spent on me for Christmas in the 80's.X)

    Doc1978

    Brilliant.I used to have item 7 on page 232.It was one of my favourite … Brilliant.I used to have item 7 on page 232.It was one of my favourite toys as a kid.Now i know how much my Mum and Dad spent on me for Christmas in the 80's.X)



    You mean Santa oO

    Reminds me of my grandparents house...

    pretty sure I looked through this catalogue for my christmas pressies as a child...............

    and again... Im old!!!!

    lol

    bossyboots

    You mean Santa oO



    That's right.I had a grown-up moment there :D.Santa's a tight ****.......

    LOL I have the snoopy tennis game and watch in my drawer at the side of me now that still gets used, worth more today than it was new! Not many Nintendos can claim that, the donkey kong was more popular so worth less, mine cost 20p on a car boot about 3 years ago.

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    can i please have number 11 for christmas this year santa!

    Argos doing soft porn in the 80's

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    odriscoll

    They had Nintendo DS' in '85!



    my husband still has item 7 the donkry kong thing

    I was only 2 but I remember my brother and sister having some of these toys that got passed down to me and my nan had the telephone table with the seat.

    Rear Seat belts awesome, including Britax 'Snuggler' I want one of those.

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    Edited by: "Adam2050" 11th Dec 2010

    1986 catalogue is here. Just had a look through and there's so many toys in it that I would have had for Xmas when I was five............ just shown it to my five year old though, and he gave a look of disgust to most of them X)

    Oh, there's also a 1976 catalogue for the oldies.


    Edited by: "midlandscomics" 11th Dec 2010

    OMG I had that Girls World

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    Adam2050

    Rear Seat belts awesome, including Britax 'Snuggler' I want one of those.



    Can I kindly ask the mods for my photograph to be removed from this thread (image number 9)
    X)

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    Oh JTT you are so handsome

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    DLM

    Oh JTT you are so handsome



    Thank you. I still have the blazer. And this is a common pose for me when seated in a vehicle.

    midlandscomics

    Oh, there's also a 1976 catalogue for the oldies.



    That Orange Sunbeam was my first proper bike

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    great post OP

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    Syzable

    That Orange Sunbeam was my first proper bike


    £190.96 in todays money - CALCULATE HERE

    Also nice how number 8 is an EXCLUSIV!

    Edited by: "JonnyTwoToes" 11th Dec 2010

    JonnyTwoToes

    £190.96 in todays money - CALCULATE HERE



    Wow....after that i had a Tomahawk, then a Chopper and a Raleigh Burner BMX. Bikes were so much better then.

    Your average family home!

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    blimey! £500+ (equivalent) for a 14" crap TV.
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