Saturday, November 1, 2014

A Birthday Memory, Just for the Hell of It


This -- well, one like it -- was the main present I got for my 11th birthday, many long years ago. (That was also the only year I got to invite friends over for a real birthday party.) Innit cool?

For some reason, that very same tiger illustration found its way onto a child's wastebasket. I found -- and bought -- one at a flea market a few years ago. As for the drum set, I'm still looking for one of those. An affordable one, that is. Last one I found on eBay had a starting bid of $400!

Thanks for your time.

22 comments:

  1. Tony the Tiger rocks. Happy Birthday!

    Love,
    Janie

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  2. That drum set is so cool! Too bad we decided to get rid of so many of our toys. I had a Hogan's heroes lunch box, Gilligan's Island and Happy Days Lunch Box. I also had the Gilligan's Island board game

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    1. I've spent a lot of my so-called adulthood buying back things I owned as a child.

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    1. Not at drums, but I ended up as a rock'n'roll singer for a few years.

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  4. Bet you made a lot of noise with that. Wow, $400 bucks. Wish I had a whole bunch of old toys to sell.

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    1. It's astounding what some of the toys from my childhood go for nowadays.

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  5. Oh all the things we wish we'd saved from back then! I have to say, that face on that drum might have creeped me out when I was a kid, though.

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  7. I wonder why it was a "Tiger Trap Drum Set". Did you bang the drum to attract the tigers and then bang them over the head with one of your drum-sticks?

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    1. Yep. Then I chopped up the tiger and skewered him on the drumsticks. You should try "tiger kebab" sometime.

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  8. Ahhh that's so cool!!! I would have loved it too ;)

    ...and good luck finding a more affordable one, $400 is just insane lol

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    1. One of the coolest toys from my childhood, something called a "Horrorscope," goes for four figures on eBay nowadays!

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  9. So retro. I love it! I think I have a card game that's worth $200 on ebay.

    You may not be promoting anything or be an author blog, but your content and character is great. That's enough for people to keep coming back. :)

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  10. what a fond memory! reminds me of tony the tiger :D

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  11. That is a pretty neat drum set. It is amazing how much they go for now.

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