Saturday, 1 December 2007

RIP EK


Alas, to supplement the angst that has befallen me in the run up to Christmas, another piece of childhood has gone. Remind me not to post about the indestructability of my boyhood heroes again!

7 comments:

Bright Ambassador said...

The patron saint of shite toys.

Valentine Suicide said...

Admitted, it might not have quite been 'as advertised', but I had loads of fun trying to build and position a ramp so that he could jump onto my garage roof...

Misery Guts said...

An overrated toy if ever there was one. The chunky follow-up was even worse. It was too bulky to move or fall over.

Health and safety would've put a stop to him these days.

Andrew Collins said...

There is something very quaint about a man doing stunts on a motorbike achieving iconic world fame and becoming synonymous with his chosen career forever. These days, everybody's jumping off things and putting themselves in mortal danger on skateboards or BMX bikes, or appearing on a Jackass, or free-running off high buildings. We are no longer slack-jawed at derring-do. It's a shame really. I blame camera phones.

Planet Mondo said...

Actually I thought the toy was just like EK. Super cool to look at and full of promise - until it went whizzing off the ramp, wobbled along for a bit and finally fell over.

I went to see his film at the pictures, about 1978 and the trailer had him jumping over a bridge onto a moving bus(or something similar)

Gwen said...

Hello

Where is this place?

I will be back.

Valentine Suicide said...

Y'alright G? Glass of water?

I remember seeing a documentary about EK, and him telling a rather unpleasant story about breaking someone's arms with a baseball bat! I choose to look at this with rose coloured spectacles, whilst I'm still in retro mode.

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