Thanks to Madeline G. for this find. Apparently beloved Target has a new line of Hello Kitty bath decor called Bonjour Paris. Now before you get too excited, know this: There is only one scooter in the collection and it’s on the back (sigh) of the trashcan. Still, that qualifies for a Swag entry. Purchase seems to be in-store only but here’s a link to the other cute albeit scooter-less items:
These come up on eBay a few times a year. And aren’t they just . . . strange? It looks like Mario from the video game is piloting while the bunny riding bitch looks properly terrified. I’ve seen them with yellow, green and blue scooters. They were made in Hong Kong.
Thanks to Laura B at Corazzo (home of the best scooterist gear at corazzo.net) for posting about this CD. It’s what I would call a mix of dance, reggae and rap:
All Rebel Rockers at Amazon.com
I saw this poster on an eBay auction and had to save a copy of the image. I am not sure what kind of scooters those are but they sure are cute. Note the guy in the center who’s gone down and about to get a mallet to the head. I don’t think this sport ever took off – not like scooter football (aka US soccer) did in Italy.
Thanks to Scooter Stu for this great find. A replica friction toy that’s reasonably priced at $25.50. I like his helmet and really want those boots in my size.
Thanks to Tom C. for this great find. Out on newsstands this week. But I still say Mary Jane looks like a slut ; )
THE CHAMELEON returns with a terrifying new mission that has MAYOR J. JONAH JAMESON squarely in his sights! Meanwhile, the ANTI-SPIDER SQUAD narrows its dragnet around the Wall-Crawler, and Peter Parker gets a brand new job…will it bring him closer to the newly-returned MARY JANE, or push her further away? ”
Thanks to Shivani for this find! Dig those moddettes! (Their hair matches their water’s flavor!)
Enter Metromint Contest
Living in Portland like I do, I am as obsessed with coffee as the next person. So I just love the outrageous ad. (It doesn’t hurt that the scooter is my Vespa’s exact color and model.) I have this ad framed in my kitchen and I just love the punchy reds, the thermoses at the ready, and the bright white Lippizaner stallion. The whole campaign features snippets of the Vespa alongside castles, armor, swords, gauntlets, you name it. Obviously it was a huge budget deal and was paid for by the Pan-American Coffee Bureau in 1960. They really wanted people to stop swigging diluted coffee. And I can drink to that.
Here at ScooterSwag we’ve always tried to post only those items you can actually find if you try hard enough. It seemed cruel and unusual punishment to post some rare eBay find that I probably outbid you on ; ) But Ian M. sent me the photo you see above. And it completely changed my mind on this issue. Why not post one item a week that is really rare, excruciatingly expensive, one of a kind or just impossible to find? I had no idea Marx made a Spiderman Scooter toy. (Circa 1967!) And I certainly wouldn’t have pegged Spidey as a pink Vespa man. Who knew? If you have a rare bit o’swag you’d like us to feature, please send us photos and all the info you have on the item (like where you found it and what year it’s from) to tips (at) scooterswag.com and we’ll be sure to post it.
Thanks to Sy over at spidermancollector.net for the photo.
Just what every little girl’s room (or big girl’s room for that matter) needs. It’s casted on fiberglass and resin painted and polished. And it’s big: L=54″ W=12.75″ H=38″ Located in Washington, it’s $637.13 not including shipping. StatueDecor.com also carries a scooter Betty Boop. Thanks to Erwin A. for this fab find.