|It only took 54 years, but I finally managed to track down a replacement jeep|
You've all read me rabbit on before about how certain items, whether they be comics or toys, can take you right back to the time and place (in your mind at least) when you first owned them. And here's yet another example. A while back I managed to obtain a JR21 TB2 toy, though without the little green jeep that sat in the pod. I used a stand-in until recently succeeding in obtaining an original TB2 jeep, and whenever I look at it, I'm right back in the bedroom of my previous residence back in the '60s, so strongly do I associate the item with the house.
It's an odd sensation, because it's almost like inhabiting two different places at the same time. Or in my case, five different places, because I have things (or replacements of things) from almost every house I've ever lived in. One exception to this feeling, even though certain items yet survive from my time there, is the tenement apartment in Glasgow's West End, from which we moved when I was only one-and-a-half and therefore have no memory of having stayed there.
Anyway, forget that load of ol' pants, 'cos this is just an excuse to show you my TB2 again, but this time with the (out-of-scale) jeep it would've had when first manufactured back in the '60s. Oh, happy day! However, I feel compelled to tell you the full story. (Don't worry, it's short.) I actually had to buy another TB2 to obtain the jeep/land-rover, so I now have a spare JR21 TB2. Although I'm by no means decided on whether I'd part with it, if anybody would like to make me an offer, I'd certainly consider it.
|The elusive jeep (or is it a land-rover?) - mine at last|
|My two JR21 Thunderbird 2s. Enough to make you green with envy, eh?|
|My 2nd TB2 with stand-in jeep, with TB4 looking neglected in the background. I've got|
a set of decals somewhere, so the missing 2 on the cockpit will be getting replaced soon