which has been seen many times here before, above you can see that original model. Its had most of the wheels replaced, the windscreen is long gone, its been opened up and had a seat inserted to fit a small Spacex figure and then hastily washed with black and yellow enamel paint. I also found a tiny US flag decal from an Airfix kit to adorn the side. Its been repaired more times than Triggers Brush and is grubby, covered in glue and battered to hell. But I still love it.
Kelloggs managed to insinuate their way into my affections twice more around this time, again with the space theme and the delightful Crater Critters.
The following year they put another cool collectible in the cereal in the form of Totem Tribe or Funny Uglies. These were a set of eight totem pole 'heads' which could be worn on a thread as a necklace or stacked up to make an impressive foot high Totem Pole.
The totem tribe did however spawn another lasting obsession, that of Northwest Coast Art. The peoples of British Columbia and the surrounding territories decorated their house fronts and built massive totem poles to show social standing or to record myths and the distinctive style of art has fascinated me ever since, to such a degree that I know have an impressive collection of model Totem Poles as well as space toys!