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The Retro Styler Review Fanbox Mystery Gift Box Winner For August 2019

Fanbox Mystery Gift Box by Retro Styler

August marked the first month of our Fanbox Prize Give-Away, where we awarded Retro Styler reviewer JayJay (for his July review placed on Yell.com) with one of our exclusive mystery gift boxes. This give-away is in addition to our weekly competitions - we're good like that, you know! Without further ado, let's dive in and pluck out our August 2019 Winner... the winner of our Mystery Fanbox for August reviews is.........

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Celebrating Professor Minerva McGonagall's Birthday!

Celebrating Professor Minerva McGonagall's Birthday!

In celebration of Minerva McGonagall’s birthday which fell on the 4th of October we’re going to take a little look at the Scottish half-blood witch who served as Hogwarts Professor and Headmistress. Born to a witch mother and Muggle father, Minerva showed early signs of magic, controlling the family cat and summoning toys from high shelves. Her mother had kept her own magic a secret from her Minister husband.

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Celebrate the Release of Joker With Our Awesome Giveaway!

Celebrate the Release of Joker With Our Awesome Giveaway!

This Friday, the 4th of October sees the release of Joaquin Phoenix as Joker, a film that has a huge amount of anticipation and a lot of talk about Oscar nominations already. The film had a lot of positive talk coming out of the Venice Film Festival where Joker took home the Golden Lion Award. Following the event, however, negative remarks about the movie being ‘dangerous’ have started making the rounds.

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Harry Potter - October is Dark Arts Month in Wizarding World

Harry Potter - October is Dark Arts Month in Wizarding World

As the days grow darker and temperatures drop you can be sure that the chill in the Autumn air is not only as a result of the colder weather. October is the official Dark Arts Month and to recognise this gloomy time we’re going to explore the Arts here at Retro Styler. In contrast to normal magic, the Dark Arts is a term that refers to the most evil forms of magic, used for selfish and malicious purposes.

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Celebrating 25 Years Of Friends - Could We BE Any Older?

Celebrating 25 Years Of Friends - Could We BE Any Older?

Friends finished 25 years ago but the smash hit show is still one of the most watched shows on Netflix – we’re re-watching it AGAIN in my house! It certainly makes you feel old that this show celebrated being finished for a quarter of a century recently, but if anything it just means that you can quote it better and appreciate it more than fans who only started watching it years after it finished airing.

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Rick and Morty Awesome Retro Styler Get Schwifty Give-Away!

Rick and Morty Awesome Retro Styler Get Schwifty Give-Away!

Rick and Morty fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of Season 4! We're yet to get an exact date, but the show is due to air in November. The 17th of November seems to be the most likely date, the second annual Adult Swim Festival is on the 16th which would allow festival goers to view the premiere a day before the rest of us and also help to create an extra buzz just before the potential release.

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Turning Our World Upside Down - Stranger Things Season 3

Turning Our World Upside Down - Stranger Things Season 3

It’s now 1985 in Hawkins and life is seemingly back on track for our heroes who are now starting to grow up and are reaching the early stages of adulthood. Hormones are ablaze and Will, who is feeling the presence of his enemy (but keeping it to himself) is more concerned with his friends whose interest in Dungeons and Dragons is waning while their interest in their respective lady friends increases.

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Marvel Comics v DC Comics - Who's Best? The Endless Debate

Marvel Comics v DC Comics - Who's Best? The Endless Debate

Comic book fans have been locked in a seemingly impossible to decide debate about who is the king of Comics, Marvel or DC. For almost 80 years now the two companies have been battling for the top spot and it doesn't look like a clear winner will be decided any time soon! We're going to explore the differences between them and perhaps change your mind or help you decide which side of the fence you're on!

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The Official Retro Styler Batman Day Bonanza Give-Away!

Batman Batman Day Celebration

Batman Day is almost here again! On the 21st of September the world of DC Comics celebrates the Caped Crusader, this year is a big one for Bruce! It's Batman's 80th Year and throughout 2019 DC Comics have been celebrating Batman's Anniversary on March 30th and again for Batman Day using #LongLiveTheBat! We thought it was only fitting that this week we would dedicate our Retro Styler Giveaway to the man himself!

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Game of Thrones: 5 Fun Facts That You (Possibly) Didn't Know!

Ned Stark on the Iron Throne

Although GoT is finished, there is to be a prequel, thank the Gods (the Old and the New). HBO have said that the show will take place thousands of years before ‘A Song of Ice and Fire'. We heard about the Andals, and saw the First Men and the Children of the Forest in Game of Thrones. The new series will be called The Age of Heroes the name given to the era after the Children and the First Men made a peace treaty.

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I Am Lord Voldemort: Tom Marvolo Riddle and His Many Names

Lord Voldemort Casts A Spell

Lord Voldemort is a name that every Harry Potter fan knows only too well, even Muggles who have (incomprehensibly) never delved into J.K. Rowling's magical world will often be gripped by an unfamiliar and spine-tingling fear when they hear his name. Voldemort was an English Wizard and was considered by many to have been the most powerful Dark Wizard to have ever lived, not to mention the most dangerous.

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Amazing Accessories: The Bountiful Beatrix Potter Give-Away

Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit Illustration

Peter Rabbit first appeared in 1902 in Beatrix Potter's book titled 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit' and has been a household name ever since. As usual at Retro Styler we want to give you the chance to get your little paws on some fantastic merch and this week is no different! We've got a delightful Beatrix Potter Gift Range available and we're giving our lovely fans an opportunity to win over £65 worth of Peter Rabbit goodies!

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