1993 Polly Pocket Pretty Panda Pet Parade "Polly loves her two furry pandas Ming and Chang and makes sure the always have their favorite bamboo shoots to eat. They have a lovely panda den with a pool beside it for paddling and a cave for playing hide and seek with Polly when she brings their lunch!"
This guy is just as old as I am. So for our birthday I attempted to give him a new eye. In my defense I have never embroidered anything before in my life, but as we enter the 41's in about an hour I figured I owe him a new eye.
I think I might undo the stitches and try again with better colours later. And perhaps give him a patch or two to fix the holes in his forehead and snout too.
I thought he was worth entering for the #makethrifttry challenge even tho it's not very complicated or even good. But a life long friend deserves all the love they can get don't you think?
Anyone remember this guy? He was from a US Filmation animation called Black Star from the early eighties. My grandparents bought this for me in around 1984 from an early Tesco store. Back then, Tesco was nothing like it is today - it dealt largely in discount items (or so it seemed at the time). I had never (and still haven't) seen Black Star, but selected this as a young oik on the premise that it was a beaked man with a glowing chest - which appealed to me. In stark contrast to what would be acceptable today, there is a lighter-style flint wheel on his back that, when struck, made his chest glow. It made a burning smell when you did it. Alas, as with many of us from the 80's, his sparkle is now a thing of the past, but he is still a dude and sits amongst my collection proudly. Really, he reminds me of my grandparents who are no longer alive and that's why I love him. .
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Check out my new ride. I'll be honest, it's not new. I got it when I was 4 years old. It's done a fair few miles and has collided with a number of carefully constructed Lego walls, but let's face facts - it's an iconic vehicle whatever the condition. The General Lee - actually a modified Dodge Charger - is a dream car of mine. They only do about 2 miles to the gallon, but you wouldn't buy one as a commuter car would you? When I was a young chap, I thought all people in the US jumped over rivers, smashed through fences and evaded the law whilst driving in the Dukes of Hazard style. That may explain why I failed my driving test on the first shot. Anyway, this is a tiny little slice of my childhood and - it means a lot. .