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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunstan Hillwell View Post
    Congratulations with the 80th Anniversary. The Beano wasn't known i Denmark; if it was, I'd have read it.
    I only know it from the cover of the John Mayall record, where Eric Clapton was reading a copy.
    Highly educated and well-informed is Mr Clapton.

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    I read the Beano but preferred the Beezer/Topper because you usually got a free gift with it.

    Like a Whizz Bang which I used to scare the living daylights out of people with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottishgaucho View Post
    I read the Beano but preferred the Beezer/Topper because you usually got a free gift with it.

    Like a Whizz Bang which I used to scare the living daylights out of people with.
    I think I remember those, Crawford. Was it a couple of cardboard triangles linked with paper that gave an almighty "CRACK" when you flicked it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottishgaucho View Post
    I read the Beano but preferred the Beezer/Topper because you usually got a free gift with it.

    Like a Whizz Bang which I used to scare the living daylights out of people with.
    I got one with Topper - but only the first issue (so stopped buying it)!
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    Quote Originally Posted by plugugly View Post
    I think I remember those, Crawford. Was it a couple of cardboard triangles linked with paper that gave an almighty "CRACK" when you flicked it?
    Yeah that was it....sometimes got a circular cardboard thingy which would spin when you pulled on the strings at the side.

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    I got one with Topper - but only the first issue (so stopped buying it)!
    Dodgy newsagent to blame by the sound of it Jim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottishgaucho View Post
    Yeah that was it....sometimes got a circular cardboard thingy which would spin when you pulled on the strings at the side.



    Dodgy newsagent to blame by the sound of it Jim.

    Quote: "Yeah that was it....sometimes got a circular cardboard thingy which would spin when you pulled on the strings at the side."



    I remember those too, Crawford! The coloured patterns changed as they spun - but eventually the cardboard between the holes perished and so did the toy.

    Simple fun in those days - clothes pegs and cardboard on the bike wheel spokes to make a motorbike noise, etc. etc.

    No need for effin iPads, Facebook, designer trainers,............................!!
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    "clothes pegs and cardboard on the bike wheel spokes to make a motorbike noise"

    We did the same thing, but with playing cards, much to a chagrin of mom's bridge group.
    I can resist anything but temptation--Oscar Wilde

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockbass View Post
    "clothes pegs and cardboard on the bike wheel spokes to make a motorbike noise"

    We did the same thing, but with playing cards, much to a chagrin of mom's bridge group.
    Cigarette cards were ideal, but I didn't wish to use the "C" word in open forum! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by plugugly View Post
    Cigarette cards were ideal, but I didn't wish to use the "C" word in open forum! LOL
    I smoked Camel "Humps" back then which didn't have cards, but they came with two pennies when you bought them from a ciggie machine. A pack cost 28 cents at that time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunstan Hillwell View Post
    Congratulations with the 80th Anniversary. The Beano wasn't known i Denmark; if it was, I'd have read it.
    I only know it from the cover of the John Mayall record, where Eric Clapton was reading a copy.
    Jesper, I have that album!!!! After reading your post I decided to play it. It's amazing that of all the albums in my collection it is one of the ones that I rarely listen to.

    Jon

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