Friday, 14 April 2017

FANCY A BARGAIN? THEN THIS LITTLE CHAP IS FOR YOU!



Look at this little cracker of a toy.  It's a wind-up
robot that only costs a £1 from HOME BARGAINS.
How does that even cover the cost of the deluxe box
that serves as its home?  If you like retro-style toys
to remind you of your childhood, then pop along to
HB and buy yourself a robot today!

11 comments:

Paul McScotty Muir said...

There are also some lovely retro games in some shops like Blow Football, snakes and ladders . pick up sticks etc etc with some really nice retro (or original reprinted) art on the boxes from the 40s - 60s I picked up a couple of these and have them on display in my spare room. I got a replica wind up "Space Robot" for Xmas which has pride of place on my PC desk - Ive seen these wee toys they are really excellent value

Kid said...

Home Bargains in particular have some great buys, PM. For instance, Hamley's in Glasgow are selling a boxed set of the new Thunderbirds craft (1-4) for around £30/£35, HB have got the same set for £9.99.

I'm a sucker for these wee robots so I am. You ever been in The Big Top toy shop in Charing Cross? It's got a nice selection of retro tin-plated toys.

Paul McScotty Muir said...

I ve not actually been inside that shop Kid but I passed it one day on the way to a concert when it was closed - The retro disply of tin robots attracted my attention and I saw "my" robot there (thats where it was purchased from) and gave a heavy hint that was what I would like for my Xmas. I'm not a big toy collector (not at all really) but like a nice "ornament" toy now and then and love to see old or retro toys (I think if I started to collect these I wouldnt stop - I have a fried (of a friend really) that did that now he's hooked his garage is full of toys with the odd one in his house

Kid said...

That, of course, is the difficulty - knowing when to stop. Never mastered it yet, which is why my house is full of stuff, some of which I've probably forgotten I even have. I assume your robot will be the one that looks like Robby from the Forbidden Planet film, but isn't identified as such for copyright reasons.

Paul McScotty Muir said...

Im the same with comics I ve been getting rid of 100s of them but cant seem to make a noticeable dent in my collection - I bought an old Brave and Bold recently (issue 96) only to find I already had it, I do that a lot as I have so many of the darn things.

No my wee robot is more like a traditional looking robot (link below) I had a similar original Japanese one as a kid was looking to get another one, but the price they wanted was a joke (over £100)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/1950s-Repro-Retro-Tin-Space/dp/B004PPHXZ6

Kid said...

I've done that a couple of times myself - bought a comic to replace one I used to have, only to find when I go to put it in its alloted place that there's one there already. It's only then I remember "That's right, I got one five months back!" (Or whenever.) Off to look at your robot.

Kid said...

Took a look. On that same page is 'Roger Robot' - bought one of them a good few years ago now.

John Pitt said...

I used to love toy robots ,especially before the Daleks came out! Somebody ( cough! ) ought to do a series on their blog!

Kid said...

I'd have to find them all first, JP. My Marx robot is on the blog somewhere - have you seen that?

John Pitt said...

Yup, but now that I'm in a robot mood, no harm in another visit....

Kid said...

He'll be pleased to see you I'm sure, JP. He's such a friendly chap.

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