I was poking around the Flea Market the other day, I wasn’t having the best of luck as far as finding things for myself. I found some cool toys that I might be able to swap or sell down the line like a Sectaur and some other such stuff from the 80’s but I hadn’t yet found anything that tickled my retro nerve.
That’s ok though it sometimes happens like that but then just like flipping a switch from off to on I found something. Something that I totally wanted. The Fisher Price Adventure People Daredevil Sports Van
It was at the bottom of a random box of cars and trucks that was sitting in a space between seller’s spots. I thought maybe at first it was up for grabs. People do that sometimes, leave boxes of stuff behind that they think they can’t sell. You can find good stuff there occasionally. Anyway, this wasn’t that. It was some dude’s sum merchandise. I mean it was all he brought. I guess maybe earlier in the day he had individual prices for the cars but this was long past then so he’d boxed em’ all up for an I’ve got to go sale price.
I really only wanted the Adventure People Van I was stoked because I have the 2 figures that come with it already. One of them is a kayak guy and the other is a bow legged motorcycle rider. I have the bike too but not the kayak or the parachute parts that come with set. It’s a good play-set. It really covers the whole gambit of 70’s X-Treme sports. You have Moto-Cross and Parachutes and Kayaks. You could fully do that move from The Cannonball Run where the host of Win Lose Or Draw jumps out of a plane on a motorcycle if you wanted to, and had a plane I guess.
So I asked the dude and he quoted me the sky high price of 5 dollars. I didn’t even haggle and had the box in my arms before he’d have a chance to change his mind. Boom! I had it and was totally ecstatic.
?I really love Adventure People. They are so intentionally generic that they the whole line of toys is just brilliant. You have everything from nurses to Motocross riders. What makes it so genius is why pay for the right to license an existing property when there are a million great adventures taking place all around us that you can use for absolutely free. Imagine the savings.
There were some other cool cars in the box as well. One of them is really neat, it’s a Remco Monkee Mobile from 1970. It’s missing the roof but I’m not too worried about that. I wish I had it but considering that I paid pretty much nothing for it I’m fine with the deal.
One of the cool things about the flea market is how quickly things can turn around. One minute I had nothing but a Sectaur and the next minute I’m going home with one of my new favorite things. It can all change just like that. I guess in reality everything is like that in someway huh? Oh well, I guess know that we should try and appreciate all of it right? You take the good, you take the bad you take them both and there you have The Facts Of Life, never have those words rung truer than they are right now…
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