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12 adverts from Smash Hits magazines of summer 1983

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SMASH Hits magazine was fantastic. But amid the articles and photos, were adverts. We’ve compiled these ads from the summer of 1983 issues. If you don’t know whats being sold, ask your dad:

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Brian McCloskey has a wonderful collection of Smash Hits greatness.

  • Excronimuss

    JoBoxers, now there’s a band lost to time.

  • Badges?! We don’t need no stinkin’ badges! Oh, but I used to LOVE the issues with the free badges. Still have a nice collection of Adam and the Ants and Duran Duran ones from them. I used to feel so trendy and in the groove over here in Canada when my Brit pen pal sent me the latest Smash Hits. Now we’re Facebook buds all these years later.