These are all the priority things that I would love to get my hands on but haven’t managed to get hold of yet. If anyone knows anything about any of these or where to get them etc then please do Contact me. Thanks a lot!
Raleigh Vektar – This BMX seriously looked like something out of Street Hawk back in the day. I would love to get my hands on one. There were a few models (all black, red frame etc) but the ideal one I would like is the one with the white plastic but the black frame.
Hot Wheels Crack Ups – I loved these as a kid but they’re really hard to find now. I did manage to get one but it wasn’t one of the ones I had as a kid, so I’m still looking. I’ve only seen a couple of later models online or others that are in really bad condition.
Zoids Gore the Lord Protector – I had a real soft spot for Zoids and this giant mechanical gorilla was the epitome of awesomeness. Zoids seem to be really hard to find, particularly with all their bits. I really don’t know if I’ll ever get this one.
Rough Riders – I have the A-Team van, K.I.T.T. and Airwolf Rough Riders but I’d love to add Face’s Vette, Magnum P.I.’s Ferrari, The Duke’s General Lee and Street Hawk to the collection.
He-Man (mint on card) – I have a few He-Man figures but I would love an original 80s He-Man mint on card. Just to hang up in Retromash HQ. I’d be happy settling for a Skeletor, Faker or Trap-Jaw.
Asterix figures – I loved the Asterix books when I was a kid. The artwork was fantastic. And the action figures were amazing 3D representations of the great artwork. But they seem to be really rare to find online. I’m hoping they’ll turn up one day in a car boot sale. I remember pouring over a leaflet that had photos of all the figures too. Would love to get that for the Ephemera section!
Kronoform/Quartz robot watch – There are a few makes of these but it’s the one with Quartz on the front that I want. I think the one I had was a grey one when I was a kid so I need to find myself one of them. I’ve seen a few on eBay but haven’t taken the plunge. Last few times I have looked there haven’t been any so I hope I get the chance again.
Casio digital/analogue watch – I don’t know the official name of this watch but it was a digital watch that had a faux analogue face. For the geek who wanted to look sophisticated. Loved it so much and want to get one again. Watches are just so hard to find in good condition.
Casio Databank watch – I’ve got one of the re-release versions of these in the metal strap but I’d love to get my hands on an original one in the plastic version.
Giant Swatch watch wall clock – Remember these massive versions of Swatch watches you could hang on your wall? Always wanted one. Still do.
Here are some things that I have a vague memory of but I can’t remember exactly what they were or what they were called. Please help me out if you can!
Slimeballs? – I have memories of some toys that were a bit like Madballs but you could put slime in the back and it would squeeze out of their mouths. But I can’t remember what they were called and can’t find them online anywhere.
Nutty People? – These were cool little statues that I used to see in shops in Devon when I went on holiday with my family to Torquay or Padstow. They were kind of like little sculptures of walnuts that were made into people, a bit like the Smurf toys as you could different ones like Nutty Golfer, Nutty Astronaut or Nutty Footballer in different football strips etc. I think they must have been locally made in Devon, but I would love to get my hands on one.
Here are some holy grail items that I have already managed to get my hands on.
Konix Navigator joystick – The Konix joysticks were love ’em or hate ’em. For example I never liked the Speedking model. But the Navigator one was one that I loved. Hours of fun playing Speedball and Eliminator on the Atari ST with this thing. Fitted perfectly in your hand (but did cause a few blisters).
Usborne Guide to the Supernatural – This book is fantastic. Really well made, informative and with some gorgeous artwork. That skull on the cover was just amazing. So glad that I managed to pick one up.
Street Hawk toys – I had a Kenner Street Hawk toy bike and I loved it. After lots of searching online I finally got my hands on one.
Treasure Island board game – I remember playing a board game which was on a treasure island and you had little cards of people that you put in little plastic stands and moved them about the squares on the board. I finally found it and it’s great.