Thursday, April 8, 2010

My four favorite cyclists.

Allez!

About a month ago, I was cruising around Etsy and fell in love with these plastic cyclist figurines. I showed Richard and he nearly fainted with joy. I knew I had to have them and buying them for Richard was justification enough. They were not cheap. So I ordered and waited,  and waited,  and waited...

Richard kept checking the mail for them and after 3 weeks ...they have arrived! They look from board game and appear new rather than old. The detail is amazing. Especially how they are hunched over in a riding position. I started to play with them right out of the package. So fun moving them about. They measure 2 X 1 1/2 inches. Richard says they ride  singlespeed bikes with  balloon tyres. The period from the twenties or thirties. One thing ...they are cool.

Richard is planning to build a diorama for them. It should be a lot of fun. The light blue racer is my favorite reminding me of the old racing bikes. I guess I'll have to give these to him, but for now the cool little racers are on my side of the table!

5 comments:

  1. Ha! They're pretty fun looking, and they certainly have assumed the appropriate position. Don't the old single speeds look clunky compared to what we now think a serious bike looks like? I love the colors. They put me in mind of your colorful business card post.

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  2. i think they need to tuck their heads a little more-chins down, eyes up! i have a fondness for things like this.

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  3. Do they have different faces and expressions? It looks like they do but it's hard to tell from the picture. I can see why you like them. I like them, too.

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  4. They're all identical. Because of the opacity of the plastic they look different. So much fun!

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