Airfix crashes and burns

Terrible news for boys of all ages – Airfix, one of my favourite ever brands, has gone into administration. At the height of its success, during the Sixties, Airfix shifted 350,000 Spitfires, 80,000 Hurricanes and 60,000 Lancasters a year, but by last year sales were down to a third of that level. A good chunk […]...More


New Apple iMacs with Intel chips

Another day, another Apple update. This time the iMac gets a facelift. All iMacs now feature the speedy Intel Core 2 Duo processor, delivering up to 50 percent faster performance than the previous iMac. A gorgeous new 24-inch iMac with widescreen display has been added to the 17- and 20-inch models. Prices start at an […]...More


Pele’s coffee-table book is more expensive than your coffee-table

I love Pele. I loved him in Escape to Victory and I loved him in a Brazil shirt and I loved him in those Viagra ads. However, I don’t love Pele enough to splash out £1,600 on a book about him. That’s right, the coffee-table-punishing PELE costs £1,600. This limited-edition book weighs 12kg, contains 1,700 […]...More


Brandish says hi. Hi!

You’re very welcome to Brandish, Shiny Media‘s new site dedicated to The Coolest Stuff in the World – we’ll feature must-have gadgets, fashion that won’t make you look like a metrosexual arsehead, illegally fast cars, fine Cuban cigars, that sort of thing. Only the best stuff gets in – Brandish is like an exclusi...More

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