A goodbye to Summer 2012, partly because it feels colder over here in The Netherlands this week, but mainly so that I can use a lovely pick of John Shaw as Regan in The Sweeney, waiting patiently for his 99 at the Tonibell Van.
Ah, Tonibell Van. How I miss your tinkly twinkly lament of ‘Greensleeves’, and your side window festooned with stickers displaying your wares.
While we are at it, lets post up a nice Walls advert from superior Girls comic ‘Misty’, from back in the 70s;
and for those of us who spent a lot of time getting excited about ice cream and lollies in the mid to late 70s, early 80s, take a look at these;
Please note that all of the images (apart from John Thaw at the Tonibell Van) are courtesy of the following thread – start at page 1 and work your way through, its a treat for ice cream nostalgists;
Taken from the back page of 200ad prog 170, dated 26 July 1980.
I do remember the ‘Black Hole’, basically an updated ‘Count Dracula’s Deadly Secret’, which was mentioned in a previous post. Both Funny Feet (which was a wodge of ice cream on a stick, and the successor to Funny Faces) and Magic Monster Lolly are memorable (Magic Monster Lolly in particular – I cannot remember all of Frankensteins friends, but there was a Dracula and Wolf man). Incredible Hulk is the only one I have no recollection of, but was obviously cashing in on the popularity of the hit TV show of the time.
The same prog is also host to a quintessentially late 70’s / early 80s phenomena as Tharg the Mighty gets the Rude Boy / 2 Tone treatment, courtesy of someone from Nuneaton, a mere few miles away from Coventry, the 2 Tone movements hub;