21.5.07

Leftovers

If, in an effort to generate space, you were to lay a person's childhood out on a newspaper, what might it look like?

Thundercats, Ghostbusters and police cars
Well, it would look like that, only five times as dense. These are the things that I'm keeping. That's minus a whole lot of Ninja Turtles, G.I. Joes, metal cars and miscellaneous space ships. And remaining we find: Thundercats, Ghostbusters and police cars. Sorting through all this stuff, I expected nostalgia (and got it), but I also found a few surprises, for example this gal:

Pumyra
I don't remember her at all, in fact I didn't even think that I had any female action figures. Not because I didn't want them, but because my mum was adamant that certain things were for girls, and so I couldn't really want them.

According to Google, this is Pumyra, and her action figure is actually worth a bit if you have her sling (which I don't) and the fake gold hasn't gone green (which it has). I have no idea how or when I got this toy, especially since the UK never got as far the second season of Thundercats, which is when she first appeared. Apparently.


This is what happens when you pull all of your childhood out at once: things get mixed up, and the next thing you know, someone's hat is being eaten. Well, it will save just that little bit more space. Which, if I recall correctly, was the purpose of the whole endeavour anyway.

3 comments:

zhoen said...

Now, I want to do this, but what little bits remain are well packed.

Careful of those dinosaurs, very dangerous.

Geosomin said...

oooh...you have the Ghostbusters car. I'm jealous. I couldn't have it...it wasn't a "girls" toy.
You have just elevated yourself to king of coolness.

I just went through a bit of this this weekend as my mum was going thru some stuff my brother and I had at their house and up at the lake from our childhood...it's funny to pull it all out and look through it. My brother and I ended up goofing around with the toys, games, a Mr. T puzzle and playing battleship for most of saturday...

Tinker said...

Though it may make more space, I'd keep a close eye on that dino - those hats are a gateway drug - first it's just a little hat, then next it's a boot...before you know it, they've devoured entire Star Wars costumes, and there goes the E-bay value.