Nostalgic notions, sentimental sighings, wistful wonderings, rueful reflections, poignant ponderings & yearnings for yesteryear! (With a few profound perplexities & puzzling paradoxes thrown in as well.)
:D Ive just bought Storm on a treet market, a little dirty and oily, but with a little patience it will be good as new. Or maybe I just leave him show his age with pride. but the helmet is missing.
Well done on being reunited with an old friend, Manuel.
I had these toys as a child. they survived with only slight damage and remained in a box stored at my parent's house until my own family came along. Now the figures no longer have a single unbroken limb between them, but I think it's a fair price to pay for the pleasure of having seen my son play with them. He also trod on some Lincoln Toys Thunderbirds and broke a Cowan DeGroot clockwork Dalek. Oh well...
NOOOOOOOO!!! Not a clockwork Dalek! If that was my kid, he'd have been put up for adoption toot sweet. That's your retirement fund up the swanee then.(You still got the Thunderbirds toys?)
Yes, we still have the 'Thunderbirds' toys. The transfers are now incomplete and there is some minor damage -- both from the 1960s and the 1990s -- but they are quite presentable. Again, somewhat damaged, their boxes have survived too. I must say I *was* a bit peeved about the Dalek, but it *is* repairable -- I just never attempted it. To be fair to my lad, the toy had been vandalised in the 1960s long before he got to it: overcome by visions of the movie 'Doctor Who and the Daleks' and episodes of 'Evil of the Daleks' on TV, I inexpertly painted the blue dome of the toy in Humbrol 220 red. It's what kids do.
Nice to know that they still survive.
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