I ran across a photo of one of my favorite models from an early age.”Mod” Garbage Truck scale model by the Monogram model company .Finally those big eye kids in the Margaret Keane knock-offs painted by the artist known only as “Lee” that were stuck home in their rooms dancing to records wearing the coolest clothing on the planet
had grown up formed a band and embarked on a kooky kooky lifestyle that would lead them of course to a comically mad romp filmed all over Europe in said truck.This was all due to the modest success of their sugar coated pop song “Bigeyes” followed up by the massive hit “I’m Keen on you”which was so popular that it ended up in the back of Sugar Smacks cereal boxes .
As advertised on Saturday Mornings between the Banana Splits and The Bugaloos"imagine that, and it really played .
I was dancing to it myself in my Mod clothes, that I got from the Sears Roebuck “Put-On “ shop,
Wasn’t everybody else in Wichita Kansas? What is wrong with these people anyway?
The band would end up living above a psychedelic clothing Boutique in the Mecca that was “Swinging London” (a place I had lived in not so long before the “British Invasion“ hit the U.S.) there would be a branding crossover with the Doctor Who franchise in which the band helps Doctor Who defeat the Daleks by playing their "Dalek Breakdown". Naturally everything ends with a big dance party no marriages and no kids in the storyline.
Well of course that is all total fiction you know ...
Other boys were saving up for a football and I saved my pennies to get this and other wacky scale models including...
Addams family Haunted House complete with glow in the dark "ghosts". that gimmick consisted of a scissor like mechanism on the base of the house that propelled said spirits through the house. Of course they were so small you couldn’t see them inside especially in a dark room as I waited for the magic of “glow in the dark” at least the luminous plastic on my”Thing “ mechanical bank’ was big enough to see in the dark.