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My brother and I played with a GI Joe space capsule. I think we also had toy Eagles from "Space:1999". Seems like we had both S99 and "Star Trek" action figures. I think my brother also had a model of the USS Enterprise. I had Snoopy also.
Anybody got any pics to post? There seems a lot of interest in Major Matt on the forum (a good thing!) and I know there`s some serious collectors on here. My Mrs bought me a Mattel Sea Devil (remember them?) for my birthday, if people want to see it. So come on and show us what you got!!
Depends what stage of childhood you are talking about.
Pre school: I loved Lego, Marbles and Matchbox cars.
Infant school: When I went to infant schools somebody gave me a hand-me-down castle that was the right size for Timpo figures and I used to play with that a lot. Think I got my Dinky TB2 around that time so that was probably where the whole Anderson thing started.
Primary school: I just wanted to play football, so I suppose my leather football was favourite for a while, along with my bike. Then Action Man came into my life at around the time Colditz was on TV. He escaped from more prison camps than you've had hot dinners.
Secondary school: Scalextic was top of the list for two or three years. I remember getting an electronics kit at about the age of 13 and thinking 'this present really sucks'. Then I started using it and couldn't put it down and that probably the catalyst for my career today.
Some great stuff being discussed here and displayed too. I guess the things I collect now is the same as the stuff I played with as a kid from the age of about 3 to maybe 10 or so. Obviously being a 1960s kid that means ACTION MAN, MAJOR MATT MASON, Mego stuff, MARK STRONG and of course almost anything to do with TV shows I like so PLANET OF THE APES, THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., DR WHO, STAR TREK, BATMAN, LOST IN SPACE and of course above all the Anderson shows. I'd love to see any vintage 1960s or 1970s stuff you fellas have and the SEA DEVILS figures would be great as I know very little about them.
I guess this is my favourite Anderson stuff. There are guys who collect specific shows but as my interest covers all of them I have tended over the years to get what I consider the nicest pieces for each of the programmes I like. Anyway do post your stuff too it is nice to see the other rare things out there in peoples collections. Great thread.
As a fan of Major Matt Mason as a kid and as a collector now I like this little set up of the little guy and other Astronauts or 'Space-men' too. A modest collection compared to some but I have all the humans in the MMM line including an all white rubber Matt and a decent condition Jeff Long too. None craded but nice to display. Never had the station as a kid so getting one now was a real thrill for me.
Thanks for the interest and comments guys. Yep there is indeed a Kirk in there from Playmates in the classic series space suit and the little guy on the top is a Clavius Astronaut from the Spanish Madelman range. They did a figure in the early 1970s which goes for mental money but this is the re-issue from about five years back but even he goes pretty high now when they are available but I am pleased to have him on display. Thanks again and please do post your old stuff too.
Jim , that's a splendid collection , I too owned many of the items shown in those pictures when I was younger , including the amazing Johnny Seven gun and Billy Blast Off . Sure warming the old heart seeing these , keep them coming guys .