On Thursday I blogged about Randy Rayder.
Today its Randy Rider's turn.
Randy Rider was a toy doll who came with a battery operated bicycle, which rode along the floor.
I found a few Randy Riders boxed and complete at boot sales over the years. The toy was released by a company called Illco in 1977 and as such is a decently vintage toy to find boxed and complete.
There's a short Randy gallery on You Tube.
Illco produced another nice old toy I found several times at sales, the Mickey Mouse Rocket Ride, which was great to set up and see in action.
They also released a very early computer-type tennis toy in 1965 called Magic Electronic Tennis, which is also on You Tube. It reminds me of the old TV game Pong, which some of you may have had?
Disney-based plastic toys became Illco's main output at some point but they did have other licenses in the Seventies such as Starsky and Hutch. Consulting a Starsky and Hutch collectables site I saw that they'd released a Radio Command Center in Randy Rider's same year of 1977.
This appears to be a re-issue of their 1976 Space 1999 Chest Pack Radio, which you can see on the excellent site Catacombs.
A splendid looking thing, has anyone got one?
You got any Illco toys?