Yesterday we took a trip from Moonbase to the town of Dewsbury, which lies at the base of the Pennine Hills [a range mentioned in the Project SWORD Annual Moon Crawler story no less! see GACCH] . Like many UK towns it's taking a beating during the current recession, evidence of which is all around in the boarded-up shopfronts. Still, we like Dewsbury and remember its Sunday Car Boot Sales fondly. Amongst the remaining stores are however a few gems. There's a vintage toy shop called Cosmic Toys, a vintage comic shop called Strange Tales and a hardware shop called Imrans. Inside said shop are to be found many cheap toys. Now back in 2009 I reported on a horde of battery-operated armoured cars that they had at £3.99 each. Well, they still have them! Should anyone want one of these - pictured above and below - let me know here.
Another cheapo toy in the store is a slot-car set called Record Breakers. Now I'm not a slot-car collector so I wouldn't normally give it much of a look. The set looked a little bit like this below but much much cheaper.
What made me look twice was the fact that this knockoff set brazenly ripped off the Corgi Rockets typeface like the one below, which I'd recognise a mile off, for the words Record Breakers. I love strange trips out like this!