Originally Posted by voxsartoria
I gave my son some of my old Matchbox cars last year. They were made less than two decades after WWII in a financially strapped country that was still recovering from the effects of the war by making tchotkes for the American market. Stamped on the bottom? "Made in England." - B
still have most of mine intact, most of them have 1977 to 1979 production dates... I think its around 100+ still in the box in my old room. my daughters play with me and my wife's old Lego sets, circa mid-80s.
Originally Posted by Mr. Checks
Do you know what an IBM Selectric is?
Still have one in our office, I remember seeing it the first time as a kid sometime in 85/86 and thinking, 'wow, that is way cooler than the Remington upright we use in our typing class'... and yeah we used to have typing class. +++++ I used to buy audio 'metal' tapes for mixed tapes, TDK being a favorite brand and one of the leaders in the audio tape market. Also had a small collection of betamax tapes which I still use until laser discs came in... once the laser disc players had auto-reverse, I figured that is the format of the future and nothing else will top that.