Monday, 15 June 2015

Sealed Nik-Naks from 1993

Pocket money snacks. Gotta love how the British pound back in the day spread far at enough the tuck shop to buy some penny chews, collector cards, some crisps and still enough left over for a small bottle of pop (Panda Cola usually!).

A recent archival find this early summer has been a preserved packet of Nik-Naks from 1993. This very pack has been in storage and sealed for over the last two decades. We dare not open it, let alone taste the probably disintegrating contents.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Car Boot Haul, June 2015

Without writing up a long boring list on a lazy Sunday afternoon, this picture shows the first car boot score of 2015! Some items are familiar and some may not be. The only 'non-toy' of this lot is the infamous Hip-Swinging Santa! This find was bought as an active replacement for one I sat on last Christmas. Alongside prequel-era Star Wars items, Toy Story merchandise has a tendency to be quite common from the car trunk displays.

The prize piece of the lot! A 1989 New Adventures of He-Man sword bought with pocket shrapnel. The sound-chip is distorted, but it is still a pretty cool item nonetheless. Perhaps it can be mended in time.

Here are a few other gems found last Sunday, including: A die-cast Blue Ranger, Meal toy Jane, some Scooby Doo monsters, a Bruce Timm Superman and some Power Rangers: Samurai clobber.

The hunt for treasure continues next week. (weather permitting...)

Friday, 5 June 2015