As Scoop has said so eloquently already its so sad that the great Patrick MacNee has passed away and in a month when we lost Christopher Lee as well. All the stars of the Sixties are slowly fading, which makes it even more important that we keep their memories alive.
Seeing my Merit Special Agent Set yesterday reminded me of one toy which I coveted when I was a "serious" Spy Toy collector. I never got one but I still love the look of it - the Merit Avengers Shooting Game. With Steed and the back of Emma Peel I presume, the tenacious pair are in pursuit of a sleek black Jaguar. The whole thing oozes Sixties Britain!
The above pic is courtesy of Vectis. You can see more detail over at the cool Little Storping Museum here.
Merit also released a SAINT Shooting Game with equally brilliant box art and contents [pic: Mullocks]
As for my own Merit Special Agent Set, I can only assume that they could not afford the rights to a James Bond Licence maybe. They still went ahead and included an Aston Martin on the cover!
The contents in my set are very incomplete but give enough of an idea of what the set might have looked like. Other than the gun I'm unsure what is actually missing!
I struck lucky with the plastic dagger though. I saw a Merit Commando knife and on a hunch bought it and hey presto. it fitted onto the box tray slot perfectly!
Do any of you own any of these or other Merit sets readers?