Micro Machines

Over Christmas and New Year I’ve taken the opportunity to sort out or clear out some of my old childhood toys in the attic. One of my favorites as a kid was Micro Machines. These tiny replicas of vehicles (both from real life,  science fiction TV/Movie, and from the made-up world of the people behind Micro Machines) provided me hours and hours of fun in imaginary worlds and scenarios.

From what I’ve been able to gather from research, Micro Machines were going up until recently, or may indeed even still be going today Certainly Star Wars Episode I / II / III all have Micro Machine models of them. There is still a reasonable number available on eBay too, with some unopened sets selling for many times their original amount.

I had five main sets of Micro Machines.

  • Star Trek
  • Star Wars
  • Babylon 5
  • Military
  • Science Fiction

I took some time to photograph the three TV/Movie sets as they were the dearest to me, and probably the most iconic of this amazing series of toys. Continue reading “Micro Machines”

BMW Motorrad Rideout weekend at Rykas

Finally got to ride the amazing BMW 1200GS today at @rykascafe (the non adventure version ~ I’m a short~arse so I can’t ride the full adventure one)

A really incredible bike. Such a smooth easy ride. Really responsive. Easy to handle. Loads and loads of torque in all the right places for a bike of this category. The new computer display is super easy to read. The front screen on this bike allows you to ride along at around 60mph with your visor open.

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