Alex Ryde


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  • Manta Force and Red Venom
    I loved these. I so want to get the Manta Force ship for my son. I bought a load of Red Venom stuff off ebay last year but it is missing lots of parts. Great fun with toys that require a bit of imagination and doesn't rely on batteries and buttins to do everything for you.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    As kids, my friends and I all had posters of a specific turtle on our bedroom walls and it was funny because each of us had the turtle that most resembled our own personalities. I had Donatello, as I was into computers and became really quite deadly with a Bo staff - I sent my friend to hospital with a split lip when I blocked a fake punch a bit too well!!!! There is a new TV cartoon series now!!!
  • Transformers
    Back in the day, I had Bumblebee, Huffer, Brawn, Cliffjumper, Jazz, Optimus Prime, Hotrod, Slag (actually the name of one of the Dinobots), Starscream and a slightly broken Megatron - his barrel had snapped off. I eventually sold off all my toys - or my parents gave them away - I don't quite remember. I found out a few years ago that a Japanese company were making the original transformer toys (G1) but had improved the quality of the materials and the transforming technique (so you didn't end up with a broken Jazz the first time you tried to change him back into a car). So I bought a branch new Megatron and a new Starscream. They are currently sitting on a shelf in my loft room watching my mother in law sleep!
  • Dukes of Hazzard Action Figures
    I always wanted the 'General Lee' Dodge Charger!
  • GI Joe
    I remember that the UK version of this released in the 80's was called Action Force. I think it was an amalgamation of two different toy lines (the US G.I.Joe 3 1/4 inch figures, and a Brit line that included some strange sci fi elements).
  • M.A.S.K.
    I recently bought a bunch of these on ebay (Thunderhawk, Condor, Jackhammer, Pirahna) to give to my son when he is older - todays toys are just rubbish by comparison. I got a set of the DVDs so that he can get an idea of the story and I'll build up his collection slowly. Hopefully, he will have as much fun with them as I did... If not, I've still got transformers, original Star Wars, Turtles, and original Thundercats to go...
  • Air Raiders
    I remember these!!! I used to have the blue/purple X-wing rip off and the red twin-cockpit fighter. I think I set fire to one of them after the 'air bladder' split...

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