Thursday, April 8, 2010

My four favorite cyclists.


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!


  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.

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

  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.

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