The first series of my toys have been listed on eBay, and there are some bids.
I am currently selling my old Tonka trucks– you know, from back in the day when the things were metal and virtually indestructible.
Here are pics of my first three items:
Part of me is sorry to see them go because they were my toys and I did love playing with them.
Especially the Winnebago.
Shit, I rode that sucker everywhere. I straddled the top and scooted all around the house on it.
And dented the front grill by repeatedly ramming into things.
Naturally the house was carpet, which made riding tough. But the kitchen was linoleum- and to this day I remember the clunk-clunk as I popped down over the metal threshold and the whirrrrr of the wheels on the smooth surface.
The crane was also fun– but the hoist cord got tangled up in the lift mechanism early on, so I stopped playing with it.
But I took the thing apart in later years and fixed it, but playing with it at that point had lost its allure.
Now the Fifth wheeler camper I didn’t much play with– other than as a giant transport for my matchbox cars.
However, there are no others of these on eBay and it has the most watchers. So we’ll see how it comes out.
If these auctions go well, next up will be a slightly abused Millenium Falcon and a decent X Wing fighter.