Simpsons Chess Set
Released by Fox Games in America to tie in with the launch of the characters in
1989, this is a rare collector’s item and a must for any fans of America’s first
yellow family. Near perfect condition.
Set includes 15 Maggie pawns; 2 Marge queens (one with slightly chipped blue hair);
2 Homer kings; 4 Krusty rooks; 4 Bart knights; 3 Lisa bishops.
Please note that as all the pieces are yellow, it can make gameplay difficult if
you don’t keep track of your pieces. Keep a pen and paper handy and you’re away.
Beware of the later edition (which came in a tin. A tin! I’ve never once touched
anything that came in a tin, I learned my lesson in Hamburg in the 70s...) A MUST
for any fan: price on request. I urge someone to buy this. Please.
Play School Collection
This is a gem. These were released as individual items, but never before –
to my knowledge – have they been sold as a collection.
We have Big Ted, Little Ted, Jemima, (an “empty headed bimbette”, according to
Fred Harris), Humpty, and Hamble.
Now, a word about Hamble. As Hamble was the most hated of the Play School toys,
by the presenters as much as the children, she is in a state of disrepair.
Her skin was always mucky – I can’t do anything about that. Similarly the hair
looks like it’s been pulled out of a fire and patted out.
In addition to this there is a small puncture in her bottom area, and pubic
hairs have been roughly drawn on in blue biro. These could possibly be washed
off but would leave deep grooves, as whoever did it used some force.
The hole is said to have come from a wooden knitting needle pushed up by Chloe
Ashcroft, who became frustrated that Hamble would not sit up straight one day,
and skewered her through to resolve the problem.
In light of the fact there are now only two Hambles exisiting in Great Britain
(this one and another owned by a lady in Chester), I am asking that people do
not make offers lower than £2000.
For serious offers I can throw in a “Poppy” – Hamble’s 1980s black replacement,
very good condition. Pube free.