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Big Badge Factory

This was a big plastic stapler-looking thing that you could make badges with.

You inserted a plastic circle, a circle of badly coloured-in-by-a-child piece of paper, and a transparent plastic lid, pressed the machine and it stuck the base to the front, thus making a badge.

The backs of the badges had no dangerous things like pins and stuff, but they had a built-in plastic clip, so you could make your parents clip them onto their pockets and leave no nasty pin-holes through shirts.

Unfortunately, owning one didn't improve your artist ability in any way. If you were bad at drawing BEFORE you got one, it just meant you made really naff badges that people didn't actually want to wear.


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Big Badge Factory Last post by Teejay
26 August 2009

Do You Remember Big Badge Factory?

Do You Remember Big Badge Factory?

  • Anonymous user
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    I had one just bought one eBay my kids love it cutting pics from magazines
  • Anonymous user
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    True indeed- the song continued ..."even a musician or a creature from Mars, because you can make a ba-adge, with the Big Badge Factoreee!" I think that the device came with some pre-prepared designs, so you didn't have to rely entirely upon your own artistic (in)ability.
  • Anonymous user
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    So the idea, presumably, is that "pretending to be a singer" involves nothing more than wearing a badge saying "I'm a singer" - no actual acting, singing, or even miming talent required? What an excellent premonition of how the music industry would go, about 30 years later!
  • Anonymous user
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    I certainly do remember the big badge factory..happy days..the large stapler device that you refer to was actually called 'the big badge whompa ..and the advert was..you can pretend to be a singer ( im a singer ) you can pretend to be a star ( im a star )..etc Its sad what my mind has chosen to retain over the years