This was in a recent eBay auction and since I’m American, I had no idea there was such a thing as a Sooty or a Sweep. I am a bit more educated now. It was a popular kids show in the UK in the 70s. Sooty is the bear and Sweep is the dog. There is also a rare Marx made friction toy out there. And I even found a YouTube video of the show for you (sans scooter . . . sigh):
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.