Whoever could have foreseen the day when Dizzy of the Yolk Folk would end up on a stamp? And yet here we are, with the Royal Mail releasing a set of stamps celebrating UK Gaming from the 1980s and 1990s.
The stamps have been made in conjunction with trade body UKIE who helped select the influential games of the era, which include:
Elite | 1984 | BBC Micro and Acorn Electron Second Class
Dizzy | 1987 | ZX Spectrum £1.60
Populous | 1989 | Commodore Amiga £1.60
Lemmings | 1991 | Commodore Amiga First Class
Micro Machines | 1991 | Sega Mega Drive £1.55
Sensible Soccer | 1992 | Commodore Amiga First Class
Wipeout | 1995 | Sony Playstation £1.55
Worms | 1995 | Commodore Amiga Second Class
Also, available is a Tomb Raider set featuring:
Atlantean Scion | Tomb Raider | 1996 First Class
Ora Dagger | Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft | 1998 £1.55
Philosopher’s Stone | Tomb Raider Chronicles | 2000 £1.55
Ceremonial Dagger | Tomb Raider | 2013 First Class
You can get your stamps direct from the Royal Mail in a presentation pack with some info on each of the featured games, or why not try a set of postcards? Lovely.
The stamps and accompanying items will be released on 21st January 2020 and you can pre-order now, including a collector’s set limited to 2,500 pieces. We’ve already ordered one to give away in the Coaching for Geeks Community. Maybe. I might keep it.
It’s great to see the games of my youth getting some love,
even if I was a bit too young at the age of 5 to appreciate Elite.
I’m not sure why I was so surprised at having to pay postage when ordering from the post office…