I’ve found a few little gems recently at car boot sales but today’s produced something rather interesting. For two whole pounds I’m the proud owner of a Grandstand TVG-2600 Mk II from 1977.
A little over a year ago whilst at a car boot of absolute rubbish I happened upon an old gem of a find in the form of an Optimus Prime trailer for 50p. I bought it with the hope that I would be able to piece together the whole toy, a toy that I received one year for Christmas in the 80s and loved very much. Well today I managed to find the cab for a couple of quid, also at a car boot sale.
I know that these days you can buy a collection or something rare in an instant care of eBay but where’s the fun in that? I sticking with the old fashioned means with this one, trawling the second hand places with the hope of one day completing the Transformer.
Today we took a trip out to Southampton and first called at a small Nerd Mart that sells memorabilia and comics. It was nowhere near as big or popular as the bigger Defcon events we’v been to but was still fun and I got to meet some nice prop makers.
We went on to Itchen Valley Country Park afterwards and had a picnic and explore there. Charlie was over the moon to hold one of the owls there. I just love the look on his face in this photograph of them.