It's Friday night at Moonbase Central so it's time to celebrate more of the bloggiversary. And you're going to love this. Steve, proprietor of the fab collectors site Vintage Thunderbirds Toys has both come up with this fun ruse and donated the awesome prize below, the rare and wonderful JR21 Dart Pistol on its original card! Now that's a Friday Night Special! A big cheers to Steve (if you haven't visited his site it's a must).
Made in Hong Kong, the cents price box means it was originally available in the US too! The Sean Connery lookalike will have helped there. Shaken not stirred!
So, the Car Booty competition, here we go... basically guess the toy being talked about below in 'A True |Story' and win the fab JR21 prize. One attempt per person only! A new clue will be added every day making it easier to guess the longer you leave it! But someone may beat you to it! What a dilemma. Guess early & gamble? Or hang fire.................Editor's decision final.
A TRUE STORY BY STEVE OF VINTAGETHUNDERBIRDSTOYSAutumn. Mid 90s. Derby Cattle Market car boot. Low sun, poor visibilty.
15 minutes into the action.
A white van man. Not an attic or garage clearance.
No. It's not a dream. Gorgeous big box, stunning artwork.
Off the tarpaulin, in the hands & onto the table. Mine now - booters' law - unless I refuse.
Never seen one before but manage to stay calm (ish).
"How much is this?"
"Got to be 2 quid.....There's a new battery in there. It works. Tested it & had a go last night".
Off with the lid. New battery - check. Faint smell of burning. Contents examined.
Common swear word uttered.
"You do this?".
"Yep, told you it was working"
Common swear word uttered again.
""2 quid your best?"
Birmingham NEC Memorabila - exactly one week later. Before the doors opened to the public.
"How much is this?"
"Never seen one before. It all there?"
"Yep, And it works"
Same common swear word.
"Shame about these".
"170 your best?"
"Yep, It works. The battery isn't original.But, it works"
"I'll take it".
So, you must name the toy and the maker's name. A new clue will be added tomorrow evening and each evening for 7 days. Email me here with your answer - remember, only ONE GUESS PER READER. Only ONE in TOTAL in the WHOLE COMPETITION! PLAY EARLY OR WAIT? YOUR CHOICE BUT DON'T BLOW IT!