It’s been another busy week…

…so, today I’ve switched off from the hustle and bustle by throwing myself into games, toys and movies.

Earlier today I took my second trip to NQ64 – Manchester’s arcade bar. I spent a good 60-90 minutes here today, playing a bunch of arcade games including X-Men (again), RoboCop (I lasted 30 seconds on this machine), Pac-Man, The House of the Dead and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Last time I visited NQ64 I dragged my husband along with me. This time around, as he was working, I visited the bar-cade on my own.

I loaded up on 30 tokens (a cost of £10), bought a couple glasses of cola and played and played until my tokens ran out. If I was a little bit better at a few of the games *cough* The House of the Dead *cough* then I might have been able to stretch the gaming out a little longer.

Ah well, no sweat, I’ll be heading back to NQ64 again soon. It’s such a great place to relax and unwind and is PERFECT for a Saturday afternoon.

Following a visit to NQ64 I popped into my local Forbidden Planet to take a look at all the new(ish) toys. As well as a whole host of Marvel Legends, FP is now selling the new Diamond Select The Real Ghostbusters figures.

This rather smug looking Thanos was also on shelves. I guess this is the expression you pull when you achieve your goal of wiping out half the population of the universe.

And speaking of Thanos, this guy seems to be following me around today, as I also took a trip to Affleck’s Palace, where an old school Thanos figure was on sale courtesy of Star Wars Man (a trader at Affleck’s Palace). I didn’t buy this Thanos (I’m not so fussed about the purple guy), but I did come away with this space suit Wolverine (see below).

Who doesn’t need a space suit Wolverine in their life?

In addition to the above, today I also found time to shoehorn in a couple of Marvel movies (more details about that soon).

Now before I completely switch off from Saturday I’m going to spend the remainder of the evening watching Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The movie has just been released on digital, so I’m going to round off the day in style with a late night viewing.

Image: ©Sony Pictures/Marvel

Just LOOK at the colours!


Hectic week’s call for days like today. Now if only every day was Saturday.