Monday, 11 December 2017
CAN BATMAN FLY? S*D THAT FOR A GAME OF SOLDIERS...
Back in the '60s, one of my pals used to have the above MARX TOYS soldier. I had the Marx Toys BATMAN, which shared the same face as his military colleague, and, for reasons now forgotten, we decided to swap. As related in another post some time back, while we were playing in the field across the road from my house a short while later, an older boy by the name of ROBERT FORTUNE decided to see if Batman could fly and launched him into space, with catastrophic results (which I'm sure he intended).
My pal immediately wanted to annul the swap, but I was having none of it. He owned Batman when he met his fate, so he had to live with the results. We complained to Robert Fortune's mother, who said she'd tell him off, but we could tell she wanted to get back to her telly and was unconcerned with her son's behaviour. And parents sometimes wonder why their children turn out the way they do, eh?
Anyway, saw the toy on eBay a while back and thought about bidding on it, but never got around to it. Thought I'd show you a photo of it anyway, just to remind you what it looked like in case you had this toy when you were a boy. And that's Batman below, though you can't see his face for a black-mask sticker over it. (Trust me, they were twins.)
Any Criv-ites have either (or both) of these items when they were kids? Share your reminiscences of them in the comments section.
Posted by Kid at Monday, December 11, 2017