Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Old Serial Movies and Toys

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
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Old Serial Movies and Toys

     If you're in your sixties as I am, you probably went to see those serial movies every Saturday or Sunday. As a child between 7-11, I'd go every on Sunday to watch Zorro, Flash Gordon, and other "heroes" in the latest instalment of those serials. A serial simply meant that there were be continuing episodes from week to week.

    I remember seeing the cord holding the Flash Gordon rocket or was it Buck rogers as it "flew" through space. It also spewed smoke from a small hole in the rear of the rocket that moved about 1 mile per hour! Of course, we didn't care back then , as long as the hero saved the planet form the invading aliens.

    I think I had one of those guns that spewed sparks as you pulled a wind-up mechanism, but for sure I can't remember the "hero" of whose gun I had.

So today's instalment is a sampling of the toys from those long-ago serials  which were of course in B & W.

     I don't think that  you really "grow up" if you were a kid who went to those serials way back then. I saw some of the Star War movies, Raiders of the Lost Ark and the other Harrison Ford Movies, and a slew of others.

    Lately, being almost 64 (my birthday is tomorrow), I have to take my wife with me, so that I look normal among all of the current batch of kids and their parents. The problem there is that she doesn't like to go see those movies. Consequently, we have to barter. I have to go see 5 mushy tear-jerker movies for 1 adventure movie.

   I guess one never really grows up at heart!

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Michael Gitter said...

stay young. great post Stacey

toysearcher said...

Hi Michael,

Thanks for the comment. Sometimes, I act much too young (immature) for my 64 years.
By the way, could you be a candidate for a "guest post" on my blog? I'm always searching for people to contribute a post with their narrative and photos about old toys.

Have a great day, and thanks for writing.
That makes the writing more worthwhile!