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rockford and thingy!!!

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hi there,

i just happened accross your site whilst trying to relive my youth. i remember games like uridium very fondly!! but can anybody remember rockford (boulderdash) and thingy (thing on a spring) that used to battle each other in the margins of the magazine.? did they actually appear or am i losing my tiny mind?

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Yep - drawn by Oli Frey. (Though whether we actually had the rights to replicate these copyrighted characters, I've no idea. Things were a lot simpler back then. Dealing with games publishers these days is like dealing with film companies or prima donna rock stars... )
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Darth Mole wrote:Yep - drawn by Oli Frey.
And by Gary Penn at a certain point, IIRC.
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I think you'll find the designer, Markie Kendrick, drew them. He did it by doodling directly onto the acetates when they were briefly brought back late in the day, and I presume he originally drew them onto the paper layouts in the scalpel-and-Pritt days.
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Well, later on, maybe. (Rockford and Thingie dissapeared after issue ???)

But it's a fact that Oliver Frey did the original doodles and Penn took over on and off.

I brought 'm back in the DEF Tribute over 40 of 'm! (Original Oli ones though, those were better drawn!)
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Pantomime Horse was always my favourite...
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Mr.Zzapback wrote:
I brought 'm back in the DEF Tribute over 40 of 'm! (Original Oli ones though, those were better drawn!)
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Post by Mangram's Tippex Thinner »

Ian Osborne wrote:I think you'll find the designer, Markie Kendrick, drew them.
That woulda been a clever trick, since he didn't work for Newsfield in 1985!

Mark drew them from when Gordon brought them back, circa issue 39.
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The one I always remember is from the review of Death or Glory.

Rockford is walking past and mumbles, " Death "

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what was the one with the big nose called? (dont say maff evans)
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brian_dead wrote:what was the one with the big nose called? (dont say maff evans)
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Wasn't it just called "The Nose"? I'm sure Gordo will be able to elaborate.
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was the nose from a game?

im not maff, but i wish i was!
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brian_dead wrote:
im not maff, but i wish i was!
ah, shame then.
Well, at least I could try... :wink:
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Post by kalsolar »

I really missed rockford and co when they stopped using them. In fact, this led me to writing to Zzap after creating 3 new characters to replace them - (which of course were never used!) Their names were (wait for it!) Sprite, Pixel and Bug. lol..Oh dear.
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