Friday, 18 April 2014

T MINUS ONE


Just one day to go to Andercon.
 Packing is go!
Camera is go! 
Transport is go!
 I'm just waiting to GO!!!

Its The Good Friday Statue of Liberty Movie Quiz

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This is a Statue of Liberty in The Movies quiz.

One answer per reader. Ta.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

TWO DAYS AND COUNTING...


With just two days to go before what promises to be the Anderson event of the age, my subdued frenzy is, pretty much still subdued frenzy - although I can feel a simmering, excited, anticipation bubbling up inside!!

With apologies to those folks who can't make it to Andercon. I hope to give a full report for you first chance I get.

EMPIRE OF MARS


Picture: Astronautix


Picture: Wired

Picture: Astronautix


Early Booster Rocket designs from NASA;s 1961 manned mission to Mars concept called EMPIRE. have you any other Booster Rocket designs readers?

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

CAN YOU STILL GET THUINDERBIRDS EASTER EGGS?


Doesn't seem that long ago when Woollies and WH Smith were stocking Thunderbirds Easter Eggs like the one pictured from Vectis Auctions. But it is years ago. 21 years ago more or less, when Thunderbirds was on TV a second time on UK TV and Gerry was enjoying a new Golden age for Kids born in the late Eighties.


Looking at the picture, I recall the Captain Scarlet Dipper sherbert bag and Rice Krispies and Thunderbirds Easter Egg but the Cap Scarlet Selection Pack passed me right by. Looks really great box art. Anyone got any of this type of Nineties Andersonalia?

RON TURNER'S MEGA MACHINES




Over the years on the blog, reader Andy B has steadily increased our appreciation of artist Ron Turner. So much so, that I think I can recognise his style/ I saw the above Alien Virus cover this week and thought, aha, Ron Turner! It reminded me of  Ron's mega machine below sent in by Andy B ages ago. What do you think readers?

THREE DAYS AND COUNTING...


Three days to go before Andercon  and my philosophical anticipation is beginning to change into a subdued frenzy!


Tuesday, 15 April 2014

He Shoots, He Scores

I've had a seasonally bad run on ebay recently, with continual eleventh second snipes snatching away bids. But just last week, I was pleased to win a trio of early Sixties toys.

Sold as a job lot, I got a Marx Rocket Launcher, a small plastic Jaguar (?) and a lovely Triple Dart Jet Gun.
The car is missing a wheel and windshield, the rocket launcher has some damage, but the gun is intact. Although the darts are probably lodged in a gutter somewhere, the gun is pure jet age deco, with swept delta and long barrels. Im almost certain it was rolled out later in the sixties as part of the Batman line.

BREAKFASTS OF CHAMPIONS

Its breakfast time at Moonbase and my coffee and toast couldn't be any further away from the only breakfast that counted when I was a kid. I'm talking about cereals of course!


There were just so many fine boxed cereals in the Sixties, which usually came with a neat free gift: Sugar Puffs, Shredded Wheat, Weetabix, Ricicles, Shreddies, Alpen and Frosties. I think, though, my favourites were Puffa Puffa Rice, which have sadly gone to the cereal skip in the sky and is no longer around. 


In winter my Mum would insist on pouring warm milk over my bowl of cereals. Shreddies and Weetabix often got the hot bath but the absolute kings were Cornflakes, which eventually turned to a soggy golden mush. I'm still not sure about cereals and warm milk! You?


Naturally there some cereals which were designed for higher temperatures. Porridge, which I loved with salt and the number one, Ready Brekk or as my brothers would say, Reggae Brekk. It was central heating for kids as they said on the telly!


Oddly enough my favourite breakfast isn't even commercially available. Its a made-up one. Basically buttered white bread is diced and boiled in milk. Sugar is added and the resulting creamy goop is the sort of stuff that would win egg and spoon races! Simply gorgeous and well worth a whirl any time of day. In some parts its known as Pobs I think but my Mum just called it Bread and Milk. 


What was your favourite Kids' breakfast readers and what is it now?

THE COUNTDOWN CONTINUES


Four days to go before Andercon and  my mild excitement is gearing up to a philosophical anticipation!  

the definitive guide to vintage thunderbirds toys - steve's thunderbirds vintage toys

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