Joined: 17th Aug 2012
From: STILL opposite the Golf Club!.
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These were eagerly awaited in my young days as toys were very hard to find with rationing. The boys liked anything that was noisy (of course!) and my favourites were 'Bombs' which were small bomb-shaped bits of metal about 3 inches long. You unscrewed the top bit and put a 'cap' inside then screwed the top back on. You carried it up to the highest stairwell and dropped it 3 0r 4 floors down to the close where the BANG would awaken the dead - then you had to run! Another favourite was a folded piece of triangular cardboard with a brown paper insert which you flicked and it made a cracking sound like a whip. Another annoying toy for the parents to shout about!
I used to buy the 2000AD comic – later renamed as Judge Dredd (currently a film in the pictures). Anyway, I did a quick search and I can remember this wee gem: stickers which you were supposed to stick in various places to make you BIOTRONIC. Can't remember if they worked!
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