The A Team Action Figures 1984

The A-Team is an American action-adventure television series that ran on NBC from 1983 to 1987 about members of a fictitious former United States Army Special Forces unit. The members, after being court-martialed “for a crime they didn’t commit”, escaped from military prison and, while still on the run, worked as soldiers of fortune. The series was created by Stephen J. Cannell and Frank Lupo. A feature film based on the series was released by 20th Century Fox in June 2010.

Big Track + Transport 80’s

BIG TRAK / bigtrak is a programmable electric vehicle created by Milton Bradley in 1979, resembling a futuristic Sci-Fi tank / utility vehicle, possibly for use on the Moon or a Planetoid style environment.  The original Big Trak was a six-wheeled (two-wheel drive) tank with a front-mounted blue “photon beam” headlamp, and a keypad on top. The toy could remember up to 16 commands, which it then executed in sequence. There also was an optional cargo trailer accessory, with the U.K. version being white to match its colour scheme; once hooked to the Bigtrak, this trailer could be programmed to dump its payload.

In 2010, BIG TRAK was relaunched in the form of a slightly modified replica (cosmetically very similar to the original U.K. bigtrak), produced under licence by Zeon Ltd. There is also a small dedicated Internet community who have reverse engineered the BIG TRAK and the Texas Instruments TMS1000 microcontroller inside it.

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All of the Creature Comforts Electricity Advert 80’s

Creature Comforts is a stop motion clay animation comedy mockumentary franchise originating in a 1989 British humorous animated short film of the same name. The film matched animated zoo animals with a soundtrack of people talking about their homes, making it appear as if the animals were being interviewed about their living conditions. It was created by Nick Park and Aardman Animations. The film later became the basis of a series of television advertisements for the UK electricity boards, and in 2003 a television series in the same style was released. An American version of the series was also made.

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Wrigley’s gum ‘bus journey’ 1990

The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, known as the Wrigley Company, is an American chewing gum company founded on April 1, 1891, by William Wrigley Jr., based in the Global Innovation Center (GIC) in Goose Island, Chicago, Illinois.  It is wholly owned by Mars, Incorporated. It is currently the largest manufacturer and marketer of chewing gum in the world.

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Chewits advert from 1986

The sweets were originally manufactured in Southport during the early 1960s. They began to sell throughout the rest of the UK during the year 1965, before gaining international popularity. After the closing of the factory in 2006 manufacture was moved to Slovakia. Chewits has greatly expanded its line of flavors, however the original flavours consisted of Strawberry, Blackcurrant, Orange and Banana. Over the years more exotic flavours such as Ice Cream, Cola, Rhubarb & Custard, and Blue Mint were introduced as limited edition flavours. In 2000 sour flavours, Apple and Tutti Frutti were launched, other fizzy and hot flavours were available for a limited time. New Chewits pack designs, formats and flavours were launched in 2009. Currently Chewits core flavour range includes Strawberry, Blackcurrant, Fruit Salad, Ice Cream, Cola and Orange.

Ice Cream Chewits, originally released in 1989, were re-introduced in 2009 following an online petition and demand expressed on Facebook and Bebo.

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Cornetto – Canal Version

Cornetto (Italian pronunciation: [korˈnetto]), meaning little horn in Italian, is a branded frozen dessert cone manufactured by Unilever and sold under various international subsidiary names, including Wall’s in the UK, HB in Ireland,  Frigo in Spain, Kwality Wall’s in India, and others. Several variations of the product exist, ranging from milk-based ice cream to vegetable fat-based dessert.

Vicks Sinex Teacher Version

Vicks Sinex is a brand of topical nasal decongestant spray produced by Vicks, a division of Procter & Gamble. The active ingredient contained in the Sinex nasal spray is Oxymetazoline which acts to relieve blocked nasal passages. The recommended dosage is 2–3 sprays in each nostril every 10–12 hours, though users should check the packaging for the specific product purchased.  Excessive use of this product could lead to a dependency on it whereby the nasal passages block without use of Oxymetazoline again.[citation needed] Thus it is recommended that Sinex not be used for more than three days. Extra ingredients include camphor, eucalyptol, and menthol, which give Sinex Nasal Spray products the characteristic aroma of Vicks products but could also cause irritation of the mucous membrane.

Allied Dunbar Trouble Ahead 1995

The company was founded by Sir Mark Weinberg, Lord Joffe and Sir Sydney Lipworth after Abbey Life was taken over, with seed finance from Hambros Bank, and set up its headquarters in Swindon town centre in 1970 under the name ‘Hambro Life Assurance’.  It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1975.  The company expanded its financial adviser operations during the late ’70s and early ’80s, acquiring the Allied Unit Trusts of which it was soon the major unit holder, to become ‘Allied Hambro’ in 1984. The company became ‘Allied Dunbar’ in 1985 after it purchased Dunbar & Co., a small private bank, following the acquisition by BAT Industries. The asset management department was hived off to form Threadneedle Investments, and it was bought out by Zurich Financial Services in 1998.

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