Q. This site ?
I put together the trumpton3 site,and decided the merchandise was a big enough subject to merit a site of its own.
So here it is.
It's a reference library,not a shop.
Simply an attempt to catalogue the items and find out as much as we can for the benefit of anyone who's interested.
And whilst the obvious follow-up questions are "Why you ?", "Why Trumpton ?",and "Why bother ?" ....
I'm afraid the best I can come up with is "Why not ?". Which even I find rather unsatisfactory. So let's move on ....
Q. How complete is the site ?
I think it's fair to say that most of the items are either on site already,or awaiting an upload.
But things are still occasionally surfacing that I'd been completely unaware of.
And all the existing listings are constantly being improved too,as more information comes to light.
Q. How much current merchandise is there ?
Sadly there's been nothing since the late 1990's.
At which point even they ceased regular production,except for random one-off's.
If you see any new stuff on ebay like printed t-shirts,mugs,badges etc they'll be unlicensed rip-offs.
And that's why they won't be featured here.
Q. How much is 'xyz' worth ?
I don't usually mention prices on site because of all the variables involved
ie. First and foremost,condition.But also,where it was sold,and if on ebay,how and when it was listed.... etc.
I've been a keen enough observer of prices over the years to know what most things should go for.
But if I was clever enough to accurately 2nd guess what everyone was willing to pay,I'd be living in Chester J.Lampwick's house.
Not that it really matters anyway,because most items can be picked up very cheaply.
Although unusual or mint & boxed examples can go for surprisingly large amounts.And where that happens I'll probably make reference to it - if only because I need to write it down to believe it myself sometimes.
Q. How many of the items do you personally own ?
"Not that many" is the simple answer.
Which is perhaps a bit surprising.But I'm not really much of a collector of anything to be honest.
The few items I do have are either in excellent,boxed condition and/or genuinely rare -so good that even I couldn't resist !
But that's as far as I'll ever be taking it.
Q. Can I add,correct or ask something ?
Please do ....