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Title: No really "mod" but a great photie aw the same.
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on February 27, 2018, 02:46:53 PM
(https://i.pinimg.com/236x/25/ee/b5/25eeb57db2ff4f9e5da21c832f601036.jpg)


Glasgow 1973    ;D


Title: Re: No really "mod" but a great photie aw the same.
Post by: Adam on February 27, 2018, 06:05:15 PM
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Title: Re: No really "mod" but a great photie aw the same.
Post by: Adam on February 27, 2018, 06:05:38 PM
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Title: Re: No really "mod" but a great photie aw the same.
Post by: Martin G on February 27, 2018, 06:23:46 PM
Great shot mate. I had one of those suits as a kid myself and you could also get the helmets on their own. That one and my Batman and Captain Scarlet outfits saw some use for sure back then. Great times.
Title: Re: No really "mod" but a great photie aw the same.
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on February 28, 2018, 01:05:57 AM
Found a bigger version.   8)

(https://coromandal.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/boys-in-glasgow-back-court-scott-rule-1970.jpg)
Title: Re: No really "mod" but a great photie aw the same.
Post by: Simon Bond on March 01, 2018, 12:24:36 PM
Great shot mate. I had one of those suits as a kid myself and you could also get the helmets on their own. That one and my Batman and Captain Scarlet outfits saw some use for sure back then. Great times.

I never had any of the outfits but I did have the Captain Scarlet cars , the Joe90 cars and I built the Destiny Angel aircraft from a model kit. . ;D
Title: Re: No really "mod" but a great photie aw the same.
Post by: Martin G on March 01, 2018, 01:17:59 PM
Nice one mate. No shame in admitting but I still have all that stuff! The Gerry Anderson shows were always a fave of mine as a kid along with BATMAN and THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E again both of which spawned toys and stuff I cherish to this day. Great era of popular culture in every sense I think we can all agree.
Title: Re: No really "mod" but a great photie aw the same.
Post by: Simon Bond on March 01, 2018, 02:38:52 PM
Nice one mate. No shame in admitting but I still have all that stuff! The Gerry Anderson shows were always a fave of mine as a kid along with BATMAN and THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E again both of which spawned toys and stuff I cherish to this day. Great era of popular culture in every sense I think we can all agree.

I think we all loved those shows back in the day (I'm only slightly older than you) , I was well annoyed when they took Batman off the telly and my favourite Gerry Anderson show was Stingray but I didn't have any Stingray toys . I think I had some U.N.C.L.E stuff that I maybe got from sending away coupons . . ;D  Ilya Kuriyakan was my favourite , great Scottish actor. . :D
Title: Re: No really "mod" but a great photie aw the same.
Post by: Martin G on March 02, 2018, 01:51:11 PM
Yes agreed mate. All that stuff goes toward making me the fella I am now as it is with a generation of blokes. Surprisingly many of our persuasion have a particular interest in them all. David Mccallum looked great in the show. Roll necks, dark shades, three button suits, button down shirts, slim ties. Is it any surprise we all ended up the way we are now! I am fortunate to have met many of my childhood heroes over the years and David was top class. I got him to sign the box of my Illya Kuryakin doll and he didn't bat an eye lid. In fact he said "This little fella paid my rent for 6 months back in the '60s as we had a special deal with the toy company to use our likeness and name and not just the character". Same goes for Adam West as Batman. As you may know I am a regular on the Modcast boats and there was one the day after Adam passed away. Smiler started his first set with a Jazzy cover version of the theme which went down a storm and he actually spoke immediately after about the show and Adam to the roar of the crowd who all applauded. I spotted through my own admittedly bleary eyes a few tears being shed or held back amongst the assembled crowd. 
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Post by: Simon Bond on March 02, 2018, 03:02:20 PM
Yeah , they were good times Martin when life was a lot simpler and even though we all played in the street back then , the streets emptied when one of the above mentioned shows were on and then we all talked about them afterwards and next day at school . I remember walking around every newsagent in the town with my Buddie once trying to by a copy f the Joe 90 comic . I have never seen one yet , despite the shops being sold out no one l knew had managed to get one . .
Shortly after that , my gran took up gainful employment in a newsagents, problem solved for the future. . 8)
I never met any of those guys from the shows , back in the day. I do remember one time leaving school early and running home to watch The Great Escape on tv and when David McCallum appeared the first time , one of my mates shouted " look Illya  Kuryakin!" . .
Title: Re: No really "mod" but a great photie aw the same.
Post by: Martin G on March 02, 2018, 05:07:27 PM
Great stories mate. Yep! A superb time to grow up in. I have a fair collection of the JOE 90 comics and related paraphenelia. Again three button suits and button downs on the adult characters funny huh? Two pals of mine actually own original puppets of Joe from the series. Incredible being in their houses and looking up to see iconic heroes just standing there in display cabinets.
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Post by: greenstreet on March 03, 2018, 11:16:14 AM
Great childhood stories here, fellas! I couldn't access to the forum for 3 days, so it's great finding today your recollections.
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Post by: Martin G on March 03, 2018, 12:00:53 PM
I was out the game for a day or so too guess it was a site issue now resolved. I think with what we call Pop Culture across the world there are shared memories but certainly those who were kids and teenagers in Britain through the 60s and '70s there is a ton of stuff we all relate to with telly and toys and comics and music and even sweets and adverts on the TV with jingles or whatever.
Title: Re: No really "mod" but a great photie aw the same.
Post by: greenstreet on March 03, 2018, 05:06:18 PM
I was out the game for a day or so too guess it was a site issue now resolved. I think with what we call Pop Culture across the world there are shared memories but certainly those who were kids and teenagers in Britain through the 60s and '70s there is a ton of stuff we all relate to with telly and toys and comics and music and even sweets and adverts on the TV with jingles or whatever.

Yeah, I share some of those 60s and 70s pop icons with you, guys, but I guess a number of series and shows didn't make it to our public TV (Franco's happy times, remember?). Almost all the more popular US series were aired (dubbed in a funny south american accent), but a lot of british series didn't arrive here.
Title: Re: No really "mod" but a great photie aw the same.
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on March 04, 2018, 01:13:43 AM
Great shot mate. I had one of those suits as a kid myself and you could also get the helmets on their own. That one and my Batman and Captain Scarlet outfits saw some use for sure back then. Great times.


First hoose ah kin remember livin' in wis a tenement  no unlike those in the background, but by 1973 we had moved tae a new build cooncil estate in a flat that actually had a bathroom - luxury!

Never had a spacesuit - wis a cowboy suit or batman cape fur me.

Dae mind ay spacehoppers tho' - ma first girlfriend (we wur both aged 8 at the time) had yin.  The showjumpin' seemed tae be oan telly a lot in them days (remember Harvey Smith?) n' so yin time durin' the school summer holidays we built a course ay jumps wi' auld bricks n' planks ay wood then had a showjumpin' competition gaun round the jumps oan the spacehopper.    ;D
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Post by: Martin G on March 04, 2018, 09:57:07 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/Yc9odfzl.jpg)

Laird:
 I'm on for a national Hopper Of The Year Challenge if you are. Harvey Smith V Signs to the loser!!!!!!
Title: Re: No really "mod" but a great photie aw the same.
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on March 04, 2018, 10:57:51 AM
Sadly ah'm no longer in touch wi' the lassie that owned the space hopper cos she moved tae Sydney Australia when she wis in her late twenties.

No sure if she took her hopper wi' her or no.  They huv strict quarantine laws doon there.

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Post by: Martin G on March 04, 2018, 12:10:53 PM
Yeah I guess also with the Kangarroos they don't want foreign competition in the hopping stakes either.
Title: Re: No really "mod" but a great photie aw the same.
Post by: greenstreet on March 04, 2018, 12:15:15 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/Yc9odfzl.jpg)

Laird:
 I'm on for a national Hopper Of The Year Challenge if you are. Harvey Smith V Signs to the loser!!!!!!

I remember that pic, Martin, great! You manage to look cool while riding the bloody s.hopper, no mean feat!
Title: Re: No really "mod" but a great photie aw the same.
Post by: Martin G on March 04, 2018, 12:22:42 PM
Cheers mate yeah it was a pretty mean beast but I think I managed to break it well enough. Should have dressed differently for the rodeo but it was a wedding!!
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Post by: Hoxtonian on April 19, 2018, 10:14:23 PM
I had exactly the same get up aged 6, helmet and spacesuit, all the rage following the moon landings. I wanted to be an astronaut when I growed up. Became a spaceman instead!!