Saturday, 21 March 2015
FAIRYLITE FRICTION-DRIVE SUPERCAR TOY...
I still recall seeing this friction-drive item in the window of a newsagent's while out shopping with my mother one day. I was about 3 or 4 years old and, for whatever reason, when I expressed a longing for this SUPERCAR toy, my mother bought it for me. It was seldom as easy as that, and the number of times I was given a clear "No!" far outweighed (by thousands to one) the few occasions I was indulged in my toy-box desires.
One day, I placed the FAIRYLITE (I believe) TV tie-in atop our BELLING electric fire, and the rising heat from the three bar heater warped the left wing slightly. Apart from photos like the ones shown here, I haven't seen this dearly cherished toy from childhood since around 1963, and I'd love to own it again. Do you have one? Then send it to me right away.
Are there any toys you had as a lickle kiddie-winkie that you'd like to have again? (If you could afford to fork out the immense price they'd probably command nowadays.)
Posted by Kid at Saturday, March 21, 2015