Missus Moonbase and I went to Manchester on Friday for a day out in the big city over the Pennines. It was raining but we still had a great time. We were keen to see Afflecks Palace again after a twenty year absence, a rabbit warren of collectables and vintage bric a brac. Besides a lick of paint and a new facade it was just the same and we had a fun hour wandering through the rooms and corridors of mostly Sixties and Seventies clothes and ornaments. There was only really one old toy dealer [the toys were old, not the dealer - hyphen alert!], which, to appeal to the hundreds of beautiful young things strolling around, was choc-ful of retro computer games.
I did enjoy seeing a set of Colourforms Outer Space Men ear-rings. The grey figures had been miniaturised really well and the highlights coloured in fine detail. Imagine wearing Orbitron and Colossus Rex in your ears! Can't find any online so they may have been hand-made. They had all Series One represented there and were £4 a pop. Outer Space Men remain a relatively unknown toy range for many Europeans but have some serious devotees in the US, from whence they hail....or was it Jupiter...or Neptune?