Saturday, 9 October 2010

Saturday Night Fever

Nearly midnight at Moonbase. The hairs on the back of my neck are still stood up after a particular chilling end to tonight's repeat episode of the Crooked House ghost stories on BBC4. I nearly spilt my bowl of pea and ham soup [late tea!]. That Mark Gatiss really does get all the plum jobs. I'm so jealous! He's even presenting a History of Horror Films on Monday night [9pm BBC4]. You can tell Halloween is fast approaching. It's going to be ghoulish!

I've been browsing through Ebay and saw this plastic Flash Gordon Battle Rocket made by Nasta dated 1976. There's something about its shape that reminds of the T in a Circle Space Vehicle [bottom picture]. You might even say its cheap and nasta! [groan!]
Having checked out this Flash Gordon toy at the excellent Mongo Museum it would appear that Nasta made two types, both of which still remind me of the T toy. I wonder if Nasta got hold of the moulds? Without a better picture of the Battle Rocket out of the bubble box it's impossibe to check the likeness further. Anyone got the Flash toy?

Now watching The Getaway from 1972 with the cooler king himself, Steve McQueen and the timeless Ali McGraw. In need of cheesecake I must bathe in the cold light of the fridge and partake in a slice. Yumm. I was also intrigued by another ebaying tonight, these Space Art Fantastic trading cards from the early 1990's. What excited me was the appearance of one of Robert McCall's LIFE/ Look and Learn images. Wonder what else is in there? Anyone got this set?

As Zebedee would say, time for bed!

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