Friday, June 25, 2010

TYCO HO scale "7-11" promo car...


Nostalgia can make you get excited over some pretty goofy stuff you may find in a box lot, I haven't seen a 7-11 since I moved away from Maryland...back in the '80s, I used to live off of their 1/2 pound chili and cheese burgers, fresh from the microwave and washed down with a Big Gulp when I was in construction...num num...

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2 comments:

Cristake said...

Goofy stuff or not, one must be very careful when keeps/uses or leaves at trash bin things. Today I am happy because: one day, long time ago, I have had a set of toy soldiers (wonderful fitted for HO scale). But at that time I wasn't awared about modelling - so one day, cleaning "da room" before Christmas, I gave that soldiers set away [as a gift to some child].
So nowadays, after checking out local stores for proper figurines ... I mean, cheap ones, as I am a poor guy - I did remember about those gone little plastic guys. Guess what? Going out for a coffee with a friend, my big mouth has start talking about HO cars, locomotives etc - and my beloved friend asked if I wish some "useless (for him) toy solders, about 2cm tall". Of course, a set just like that one I gave away!
On the other hand, I bought some... kind of plasticine to made by myself figurines. And I've tried hard... using toothpicks and other sharp objects to mould faces, uniforms etc...but.... God and Darwin as well would be very discontent seeing my horror results.

Br'er Shaygetz said...

I remember a particular Matchbox car I had as a kid. It's worth quite a bit of money now, the last time I saw it was when I was 8 years old, setting it on fire with some Ronson lighter fluid I had gotten a hold of...sigh...

Don't give up on those figures, I use cheap ones from Bachmann, rearranging arms legs and heads, then shaping them up with putty I make by dissolving the sprue plastic in a small jar of liquid cement. Makes me feel like I should change my name to Frankenstein...