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Monday, 24 April 2017
REGRETS? I'VE HAD A FEW - HOW ABOUT YOU...?
In a recent post, I showed you the cover of
The FANTASTIC FOUR #126 (though they'd
dropped the 'article' by then), and mentioned that I
purchased it at the same time as a 2nd copy of The
MIGHTY WORLD Of MARVEL #1. This was
on Friday, October 6th 1972. However, I have
a regret about that day, which is this.
In the window of a little toy shop, which, if
memory serves, resembled The TINKERER's
repair shop (The AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2),
was a DALEK Money Box by toymaker COWAN de
GROOT. It was clearly based on the MARX Dalek,
but was even less accurate. In fact, in profile, it re-
sembled the redesign on the DOCTOR WHO
TV show a few years back.
Therefore, not being terribly impressed by
it, I didn't buy it, though I could have. Now I
wish I had, and whenever I see a photograph of it,
I regret not purchasing it when I had the chance. It
commands a small fortune nowadays, but that's not
what fuels my regret - it's simply the 'time travel'
aspect of the item - apropos considering where
the Daleks made their TV debut.
So, readers, do you have any regrets like
that, where you recall having the opportunity of
acquiring something, but chose not to? However,
don't let me hold you back in any way; feel free to
air any regrets you may care to share. You'll feel
far better for it. Hey, trust me, I'm a doctor.
(Of all things related to nostalgia.)
And yes, there's a plate with a picture of
a Dalek on it, clearly based on this one.