Since it was launched in March 2004, DoYouRemember.co.uk has become a favourite site for 70s and 80s kids who want to block out the stresses of everyday life and relive the days when a broken Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle or a hair-chopped Sindy was as bad as it got. Nostalgia is a funny thing. Ask yourself what you did last Tuesday and you would probably be hard pushed to write out a concise schedule. Challenge a kid of the 80s to recite the theme tune to ‘The Mysterious Cities of Gold’ however, and the brain somehow kicks into action, shifting into auto-pilot. This sort of stuff’s important, it made you you and your Cortex knows it!
Of course, sometimes memories are a little distorted. For example, you may have given your favourite toy a nickname rather than associate it by its brand name. That’s when you need to call on your retro buddies to fill the gaps. Luckily, not only does DoYouRemember include the most exhaustive collection of 70s and 80s toys, games, TV, movies, music and culture, with over 4,100 items listed and more being added every day, it also prides itself on being the best place for all big kids to get together and share their treasured memories.
Like the most glorious toyshop you’d ever hope to stumble across after you’d been given your pocket money, DoYouRemember’s memory shelves are stacked to the rafters with the best, the worst and even the bargain bin treats of the 70s and 80s. Enjoy.