Moonbase Junior is asleep so I'm getting a hasty dose of vintageness before he wakes up and wants to read 'That's Not My Tractor' his number one fave book.
As you know, I enjoy spotting toys in pictures. Yes, I admit, I'm a toyspotting anorak!
I've been looking at the covers of Candy comics online, one of the more obscure garden paths of Gerry Anderson's world about two large dolls, Candy and Andy, doing everyday things in and around a magic toy shop.
On this particular cover we can see the toy shop and its owner, Mr. Bearanda, ready for business. There's some great stuff in stock, which most of us would have bought in a flash!
I can see:
A stack of humbrol? paint pots on the middle left
JR21 Lady Penelope vanity set and box bottom left [in part]
JR21 Thunderbird 3 loose middle top
JR21 Thunderbird 1 and Thunderbird 5 loose top right
JR21 boxed Painting Set behind Mr. Bearanda's head
I don't recognise the large red crane or the other dolls and pictures. Do you?
I first thought that the Grenadier Guard doll figure behind the ball was an Action Man but I'm erring more towards a bendy foam rubber figure now.
What do you think?
More candy later. There were 154 issues!
Were the two dolls Candy and Andy and the two bears Mr and Mrs Bearanda commercially available as toys? Maybe under other names?