Friday, November 30, 2012

1987 Barney Post Cereal Premium

Our latest series of Flintstones toys were issued as Post cereal premiums from 1987 to 1991. So far we've featured Fred and today we're looking at Barney both of which were offered in 1987 in a variety of colors. Enjoy!

Post cereal Fred and Barney

A Post cereal Barney next to an original Marx version

A light red/pink Barney in almost new condition

A dark red Barney with some cosmetic issues

Thursday, November 29, 2012 #AB20014 Terra (Earth)

We continue our monthly look into the world of Dragon's - in honor of it being The Year of the Dragon - wih this really cool offering from #AB20014, the Terra - or Earth -  dragon. Like most of the dragon's we've featured this year, Terra ia a European style serpent with typical long sinewy tail and large bat-like wings. It is a fearsome looking beast, quite unlike Elliott from 'Pete's Dragon' featured in September.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

1994 Christmas Layout

In 1994 I decided to build a Christmas layout - at work! We had a corner in the break room which was large enough to accomodate a small layout. I made it a two-tier - or wedding cake - layout with a Marx M10005 running on the top  loop and a Lionel passenger train running below. There was a combination Marx and Lionel accessories with ceramic Christmas Village buildings from Target. The backdrop is handpainted on masonite and the 'snow' simulated with the simple expedient of a white painted surface. Enjoy!