My last post and the comments it elicited brought up memories of childhood, Matchbox cars, army men, and a few other long forgotten toys. Does anybody remember Dinky Toys? In the 70's I was a big fan of Gerry Anderson's cheesy, British made, science fiction series Space 1999. The story was about a group of people stranded on a moon base after the moon is blown out of orbit following a nuclear explosion. I used to hurry home from Cub Scouts and watch this show with great concentration. At some point I bought a Space 1999 Eagle spacecraft made by Dinky Toys. Dinky made high quality die cast metal toys. In addition to making some cool and unusual realistic looking military toys with spring loaded missiles and such, they produced a whole collection of toys featuring vehicles from Gerry Anderson's other shows, Thunderbirds, and UFO. I wish that I had kept the catalog that came with the toy I bought. I haven't come across one online yet. Good times.
All this supposedly happened in 1999, it's almost 2011 people! Where's my Eagle spacecraft? Where's my stretchy jumpsuit? Where's my laser weaponry?
Yet again, this was supposed to be taking place in 1980.
I started this blog a couple of years ago when I used to print and sell t shirts with bike related designs. The name of my blog was the name of my business, Rat Trap Press. Rat Trap, referred to the old style road pedals, and Press of course referred to my screen printing press. Due to some sudden unexpected expenses I had to sell my screen printing equipment. I decided to stick with the name, RTP, and continue writing about my relaxed paced adventures around Fort Worth, Texas. Please take some time to say hello.