Friday, 7 December 2012

EXPLOSIVE POWER ACTION FROM THE 1960s...



The '60s.  They say that if you remember them, you weren't there.  I
say that if you weren't there, how could you remember them?  I'm clever
that way.  What was so special about the '60s then?  "The era of the three
B's", as they're described, but there was a lot more to them than the
BEATLES, BOND and BATMAN.

There was also DOCTOR WHO, The DALEKS, STEPTOE &
SON, Z CARS, SUPERCAR, YOGI BEAR, CRANE, The SAINT,
FIREBALL XL5, The BARON, MAN In A SUITCASE, STINGRAY,
The CHAMPIONSThe MAGIC ROUNDABOUT, THUNDERBIRDS,
The MONKEES, The ADVENTURES Of ROBIN HOOD, CAPTAIN
SCARLET, The MAN From U.N.C.L.E.The FLINTSTONES, The
PRISONERJOE 90 and loads of other programmes that, to people of
a certain age, the mere mention of will conjure up images of
happy childhood days.

Then there were the toys: the MARX BUMP'N'GO DALEK, the
CORGI ASTON MARTIN DB5, BATMOBILE, THRUSHBUSTER
(er, don't ask), CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, the various DINKY
GERRY ANDERSON vehicles, the AURORA GLOW-In-The-DARK
MONSTER model kits, MAJOR MATT MASON, The ZEROIDS
and, of course, ACTION MAN.

The swinging '60s also belonged to The MARVEL AGE Of
COMICS, with such spectacular superheroes as The FANTASTIC
FOUR, The INCREDIBLE HULK, The SENSATIONAL SUB-MAR-
INER, THOR The MIGHTY and The AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, to
name but a few.  In Britain, most of us discovered our Bullpen buddies
through the pages of comics like WHAM!, SMASH!, POW!FAN-
TASTIC and TERRIFIC, published by ODHAMS PRESS.

Having just mentioned all the preceding programmes, toys and
comics, you're no doubt wondering where the accompanying images
are.  You'll simply have to make do with the ad from FANTASTIC
#15 at the top of this post, 'cos  I ain't knocking myself out! 

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