Welcome to Retrollection.net

retrollection-avatar CHello, I am ‘Dr Woody’ and this is my personal blog. The aim of Retrollection.net is to combine my fond recollections of items from contemporary popular culture since c. the 1970’s, along with candid reviews, retrospectives and news – as visually and informatively as I can.

Whilst initially concentrating on gaming/computing and collectibles I am sure that together we will venture onto other subjects over time – wherever our imagination take us! Amongst other things, it seems likely that we’ll get around to discussing thrift shopping, hunting down elusive retro computer games, TV shows, films, records, action figures, comics, books and pop memorabilia in general.

Although taking a slight UK perspective in many of my articles, I will not restrict discussions to the small island I live on; Retrollection.net will include relevant subject matter from around the world.

So, if you like what you see, follow me and please let others know about Retrollection.net.

I would really appreciate your comments, ‘likes’ and support. Get in contact, share and divulge – Retrollection.net is an exciting and somewhat brave venture for me; its success will depend on your input as well as mine – I hope you decide to join me on what I hope will be an interesting journey into our recent past.

Why Retrollection?

An attempt at describing the content of this blog – recollection, retro and collection!

Not familiar with the terms?

speaker icon   recollection, (ˌrɛkəˈlɛkʃ(ə)n)

noun: recollection the action or faculty of remembering or recollecting something – “my recollection is that Gyruss had one of the first stereo soundtracks

  • a thing recollected; a memory

plural noun: recollections – “a blog based on his recollections

synonyms: memory, remembrance, mental image, impression, reminiscence – “he had fond recollections of listening to vinyl in his youth

speaker icon   retro, (ˈrɛtrəʊ)

adjective: imitative style or fashion from the recent past

synonyms: period, style, nostalgic, evocative, of yesteryear, olde worlde

noun: retro gaming, music or style

speaker icon   collection, (kəˈlɛkʃ(ə)n)


plural noun: collections the action or process of collecting something – “a collection of film memorabilia

  • a group of things – “a collection of action figures

synonyms: group,crowd, troupe, assembly, assemblage, throng

Who am I?DrWoody

I am a forty something year old male professional working in Higher Education. I live in the South West of the UK with my wife, two children, a cat and some tropical fish.

I have always had a passion for pop culture and don’t seem to be able to let stuff go.. ..a dedicated collector!

Why ‘Dr Woody’? Because that’s my name! Why not take a look at my Twitter  and You Tube pages as well?

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Fair useRetrollection.net may contain copyrighted material, the use of which may not have been specifically authorised by the original copyright owner. I am making such material available for commentary, review and criticism purposes only and ‘not for profit’. I believe this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of US Copyright Law or ‘fair dealing’ as defined under the 1988 Copyright Designs and Patents Act (UK) and other similar International Laws. In accordance with Title 17 US Code Section 107 and the 1988 Copyright Designs and Patents Act (UK), the material on this site is distributed ‘not for profit’ to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes (more information can be found about US Code Section 107 via this link and from the UK Copyright Law, ‘fair use’ fact sheet). If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that goes beyond ‘fair use/dealing’, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

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The vast majority of content (including images) used in this blog is original and © Retrollection.net. If applicable and/or possible Retrollection.net will acknowledge and link to the original copyright owner(s) of relevant content/images, if used; they will be promptly removed by Retrollection.net, if requested to do so by the original copyright owner(s).

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This is a blog. Retrollection.net does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information in, or provided in connection with, this blog. Retrollection.net will not be responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information. The information on this site is provided with the understanding that I am not engaged in rendering legal, medical, counselling or any other professional services or advice. I will not be responsible for any loss or damaged caused, or alleged to have been caused, directly or indirectly, by the information or ideas contained, suggested or referenced in this blog. No information obtained by you from Retrollection.net constitutes a warranty. Retrollection.net may provide links to resources that are beyond its control; as such I make no representations as to the quality, suitability, functionality or legality of any sites to which I provide links to, and you hereby waive any claim you might have against Retrollection.net and Dr Woody with respect to such sites.

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I would really like to hear back from you and have mutually respectful, friendly discussions about my blogs, so please do get in touch and leave comments. However, for the very small minority who chose to reply to blogs in a blatantly offensive or unnecessarily insulting manner, or are simply ‘trolling’.. ..please, let’s not waste each other’s time. Such comments will be removed and repeat offenders will be blocked. The articles on Retrollection.net take me lots of time and effort to put together and are a bit of a ‘labour of love’. They simply exist to share my opinion and inform, with no intent whatsoever to offend.

Why are there adverts on Retrollection?

You will not find anything being sold by Retrollection.net from this blog. This is not a shopping site, with ‘hidden’, ‘buried’, or otherwise, adverts that are in any way under my control. That said, please be aware that occasionally the blog provider (wordpress.com) may add them to assist them offset reduced-fee hosting, nothing more.

Retrollection.net does not endorse nor recommend any advertisements that might appear from time to time. They are not recommendations by this site, nor are they there by the choice of Retrollection.net.

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