Friday, 25 November 2016
A CASE FOR THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. ...
Look at the LONE STAR (I think) MAN From U.N.C.L.E. attache case I had as a kid, given to me by a paternal aunt and uncle for Christmas in the late '60s. There were at least a couple of versions, of which this one was the cheapest as the case was only cardboard. Not that I cared one whit about that, 'cos, to me, it was brilliant.
The case and contents eventually faded into the limbo that claims most childhood toys, but I still possess one of the bullets from the gun. At least, it's a bullet I associate with the gun, which, in my memory, didn't fire caps as one would expect, but actual plastic bullets. Perhaps my recollection is confused, not that it matters much, as whenever I look at that bullet, the above case is what comes to mind.
Ah, happy days. What fun it was to be an agent of U.N.C.L.E. back in the '60s. Do kids today have anything similar to such a great toy, or is it all computer games, mobiles, and iPads they go for now?
Posted by Kid at Friday, November 25, 2016