|Matchbox Advert - TV Comic, 1973|
My particular love of these toys used to be the intricately designed boxes they came in. They never lasted long before one of my parents stood on them or ditched them in the bin after I went to bed - but then again it was supposed to be the toy that mattered.
I had an uncle on Stockton market who would give me one of these toys every time we walked past his stall on a Saturday morning, my Mum ever so proud got quite embarrassed because of this lovely chaps generosity and took an alternate route in the end which seemed rather mean-spirited to me!
Well, I was only six!