Merry Xmas

December 16, 2008

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Nuff Said 14

December 15, 2008

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I Want One !!

December 5, 2008

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Sid reminded me of the fascinating adverts in the DC comics of the 1960s. I coveted a “GI Joe” and an Iverson “Chopper” bike as advertised in the comics for years. By the time “Action Man” and the “Raleigh Chopper” bike appeared in the UK I was too old for such things. Being on the wrong side of the Atlantic ocean there wasn’t much point in me cutting out a coupon for Palisades Park but I did anyway.

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I can’t recall my Frankenstein’s Monster model ever glowing in the dark. These must have appeared later. And talking of Radioactivity, how about a Nuclear Submarine with “controls that work” for the bargain price of $6.98 !!!

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I cannot imagine what sort of missiles could be fired from this (presumably cardboard) tank.

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This “Fright Factory” stuff seems even more peculiar than the items available from the myriad of odd ads in the classified pages of 1960s Marvel comics.

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And Marvel comics “Not Brand Echh” contained this spoof advert which actually now seems quite a good idea !!

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My First Guitar

December 3, 2008

Its funny how there are many things that you break/lose/throw away/give away etc and yet just a few odd things survive the years. They’re not antiques quite yet though. I still have my Aurora Frankenstein’s monster model, carefully assembled and painted at age 10 !!

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And somehow I still have my very first guitar.

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Made of genuine plastic. I wondered what was rattling inside it. Amazingly I still have the instructions on how to strum “Old MacDonald’s Farm” along with a bright orange plastic plectrum.