These beautiful scooter models all available on one site. Among the Lambrettas, Heinkels and Zundapp Bellas are some real beauties with scales of 1:10 and 1:18. The manufacturers are Solido, Schuco and Premium Classixxs. Prices range from 17.90â‚¬ and 79.90â‚¬ plus VAT.
Monthly Archives: April 2013
Spotted this very cute fabric while browsing for something else. The world’s favorite cities and their sites are featured including the Eiffel Tower, the Coliseum, Big Ben, the Sydney Opera House, and the Golden Gate Bridge among others. Also featured are the means for travel like a car, helicopter, plane, bike, and yes a scooter. For scale purposes: The Eiffel Tower is about 2.5″ tall. Made by “Timeless Treasures” a half yard is priced at $10.25. And while you’re on the site, type in “scooter” in the search engine to see all of their other choices.
Scooters of the Apocalypse!
Here’s Amazon’s description which really can’t be improved upon:
“El Crappo Comics (New Zealand) is proud to present “Scooters of the Apocalypse”. Quite possibly the first book ever to combine Homer’s “Odyssey”, the “Revelation” and classic scooters in comic book form. If you’re one of those people who find James Joyce’s “Ulysses” too long and lacking in pictures “Scooters of the Apocalypse” is the book for you – it’s much shorter, got more pictures and has scooters!”
It’s just $9 at Amazon. Would anyone be interested in doing a book report for ScooterSwag?
A Rare Bit Oâ€™Swag:
Chicken on a Vespa Christmas Ornament
Pop a wheelie.
This is the first respectable looking site I’ve come across that features the pop can scooters. (And here’s some kismet – they’re located in Brighton!) They’re handmade out of recycled cans and have movable steering, rotating wheels and even a working kickstand. You can choose from Coke, Pepsi, Heineken, Tiger Beer, Schwepps Tonic or Schwepps Soda. They measure approximately 18cm x 11cm x 9cm or approximately 7″ X 4.3″ X 3.5″. They cost Â£9.95 each and come in a gift box made from 100% recycled materials. The site does note that these are not meant to be children’s toys.
Looks good on paper.
ScooterSwag featured these adorable clips back in 2011. But just this week I had not one but two Swaggers ask me if I had ever put them up. Which led me to think that you all needed to see them again. A box of 30 is $7.25. One note: for some reason they call these “bike” clips and not scooter clips.
Thanks to Steven S. and Phillip G. for the reminder!
Hands on a hard body.
The accessories maker “Fluff” has come up with some more accessories featuring their retro scooter girls. We featured their bags awhile back. Now you can tart up your iPhone 4/4s or iPhone 5 with these hard cases. They’re made in the USA and come with a tough, scratch-resistant finish to protect the lovely ladies from tarnished reputations. $25 each.
Thanks to Julie G. for this find!
Hello Kitty “Velluttata” Scooter Toys
First I had to look up what “Vellutata” meant. Turns out it’s Italian and means “velvety.” There’s a rich sauce called “Vellutata.”
Next I went on the hunt for scooter cart. Turns out this line of HK seems to only be available to the Europeans. (Hisss!) but you can order the cart from them on the American Amazon website for between Â£5.99 to $15.
So what about the Hello Kitty remote control toy featuring a (gasp!) boyfriend? Well my dear friends, I think it’s also part of the “Vellutata” line but it’ll have to be considered “Rare Swag” for now as I try to find an online source.
Not on the high street.
Here’s a whole slew of scooter goodness for you from the online UK retailer “Not On The High Street.” They have a selective application process for sellers and want only the unique and well-made. They are especially interested in supporting small British businesses â€” both designers and manufacturers. And it’s easy ordering for us Yanks.
I especially like the scooter girl wallets/clutches and the two-wheel sprint scarf featuring both bicycles and Vespas.
Bon Appetit’s “Fat Chefs” & Scooters.
We’ve featured some scootering chefs in the past but this is quite the bonanza.
The first three photos feature the chefs made by Benzara. They are made out of “polystone” and cost around $39.95 for the set. I wasn’t able to find the trio in a set but now you know what to look for.
The other chefs are made by Bon Appetit and are a bit trickier to find.
Speaking of tricks, I like to use Google Alerts as well as eBay Saved Searches to hunt down treasures.
Thanks to Cassie for these finds!