Archive for ‘Toy Motorcycle’

October 20, 2021

Museum pieces

Curation curiosities

– fa few choice articles seen at the Nation Motorcycle Museum. Gang jacket patch, tin toy motorcycles, kids ride, Shriner fez . Shelves were filled, corners clogged and walls covered.

September 7, 2021

The youth of today…

..they don’t know what’s good for ‘em!

– the wellies and bobble hat make the photo. As well as the faraway serious ‘tude.

June 20, 2021

You’re a good sport…

Charlie Brown’s dirt bike

– I saw this forlorn toy motorcycle near a storage facility. Missing its rear wheel and battery I hope it gave some kid plenty of fun.

February 8, 2021

I can take or leave it if I please.

Four Oh Seven Seventh

– an unusual toy from the seventies popped up on the intraweb today. A repurposed 70’s Japanese model with olive drab loosely uniformed Hawkeye Piece figure is a fun toy from M*A*S*H. The lunatic existence of an army surgical unit in the Korean War.

May 13, 2020

Ack, ack, ack

Spinach Power

The sailor-man needs landlubbers transportation so, as depicted with this cast iron tot, he’ll use a moto’sickle.

December 17, 2019

Creativity is Intelligence having fun

LEGO | someone knows their studded block assembly with this model of an early 70’s Triumph Bonneville. Plenty of tricky parts to get the engine looking somewhat realistic. Growing up LEGO was my favorite building toy.

October 15, 2019

Moto Block

LEGO – a couple of building brick models, one a Triumph Scrambler and the other a beefy Triumph Rocket Three. Both nicely done.

September 29, 2019

Dinosaur Racer

Prehistoric Pratt | Toy bike from Matchbox of the Triumph Scrambler ridden by Chris Pratt’s character velociraptor handler Owen Grady. I need to elbow room in my wall display…

July 13, 2019

Toys for Tots

Start ’em young | Available at Target for 4-7 year olds here is a ride on Beemer GS adventure bike for the tot who needs to explore their back yard. Dual sport E-bike?

January 19, 2019

Playtime

LEGO – always a favorite for learning about building and creating. Here is a motorcycle themed set I’d never seen before. A motorbike dealership set from 1984. Complete with showroom, helmet display and office, as well as a little flower bed out front.

January 13, 2019

Small -Far Away

Scaled Down – another model bike for my select collection. This one is an eighteenth scale Tiger 800.

it has a decent level of detail for the XR version of the multipurpose Triumph.

December 28, 2018

Hey!

Merchandise- the New Years Honours list was published today… little did I know but actor Henry Winkler was made an honorary OBE back in 2012. As we know he was The Fonz, cool greaser in the hot 70’s tv shoe Happy Days. As with any popular character there was plenty of supporting items for sale.

December 6, 2018

I want a sumsun

Geordie Tradition – growing up in the North East of England one of the highlights of the season was a trip to Newcastle to see the window display at Fenwick’s department store. Several windows were set up in a theme of mechanical marvels. This year they bring to life The Snowman, that Raymond Briggs character introduced to British Christmas culture forty years ago. This photo has the frosty character haring across a winter scene on some red tanked motorcycle. A point of note for this image: Greggs is a bakery popular with Geordies for meat pasties and stottie cake sarnies… they reversed their Northumberland Street shop sign so when reflected in Fenwick’s window it would read correctly… cunning marketing!

April 21, 2018

Play Well

LEGO – a brick set from the mid seventies just when I was taking notice of motorbikes. Not bad when there was limited styles of pieces.

January 9, 2018

Toy Motorbike

Tinman – clockwork motor wound up with a small key. These brightly colored toys are fun to look at; both the illustrated mechanics as well as the riders clothing. Some original examples can reach prices like a real motorcycle… my favorite is the couple riding smartly on the top right.