Thursday, June 9, 2011

a trip to the mint museum to relive my childhood days!:)

look @ my siao cha bor smile. I realise next time cannot take photo from this kind of side, i look so round. hahaha. but still happy smile:D

With the compliments of Jinjin who treated me to the mint museum my inner child is very happy. Lucky me and lucky her, we were both free to check it out just before the coupon she bought expired. So yayness for me!:))) thank you jinjin! muacks! i've always wanted to visit the place but just hadn't find anyone who wanted to go, so it was godsent! yeehaaa!:) This post will be one full of pictures and very little words *i try*:P just so you can bask in the memories of your childhood, come bring out your inner child!:D
from jin's fb...i wanted to take, but my camera batt died on me already...

ok. Lets a trip back to memory lane...
let your inner child run free~
first we'll go on a trip to outerspace...

ok, so this aren't really from outerspace, they were on the staircase exhibiting.
i love tincans with cartoons/graphics/beautiful words on them...its a pity they aren't used much now because they rust easily....
very cute little toy robot dog?
you will see
3 kinds of shot for this toys,because i was still getting used to learning how to shoot them properly
ahh. cute eh?:)
my hand was pretty shaky, luckily jin thought me #secret skill. Keep your lens as close to the glass as possible to cut down on reflection....
*ahh...soka sokah.*
this one is pretty fun, it will rotate if you turn the knob.
unfortunately for us or me, i could only visually play it in my head...haha
so many kind of robots...
how the robots of the past differ from the ones now...
think AI. We've come a long way in imagination...

i bet if you told the kid who once had this that it would cost $5000 someday he would probably laugh...

reminds me of the toy soldiers in Toy Story!
say Hello! to Jinjin's err back view. :p
what an expensive water pistol!!
i like this poster.
damn those reflections!
you could see i was excited to get there i didn't even really bothered to take a second one
its aweome they made use of their staircase space instead of just letting it go empty. Smart.
from star wars.
he needs to brush his teeth! look at all that decay! mann. his momma is gonna be so mad.
Astro Boy and Professor!
The early version of Astro boy looked fatter, and that doll behind professor just look like pure evil...*or maybe it's just me
jin say you can easily mistaken the wheels to be something else extra...well, i shan't say it, you decipher it yourself:P

i'm wondering...was this from the post war era?
i remember owning a bugs bunny mask like this kind when i was very young.
whoever you are. Here i come!

we both felt this fred flinstone looked kinda fake.
i wonder how much is he worth now?
why is there no yabadabado cartoons now?
more astro boy!
i had a band senior who loves astro.
yogi bear!!!
if you're like me you're probably wondering what is that?
its a string container, you can pull string out of the character's mouth, apparently there are so many of them...maybe it was popular to use string in the past...
i would have wanted tt bracelet if i were younger...
yogi bear's girlfriend once asked him to tell her sweet nothings...
and yogi went..
"Nothing nothing nothinggg. nothing nothing nothing...."
so cute right!
but maybe if a real guy said that he would have gotten a slap from the girl?:p
snoopy and woodstock puppets!and then tintin and gang!

i really love this piece of snowy and tintin, really sweet. I cropped this out from a bigger photo i took because it was a back display...
the cat and mouse which never grow old.
still love their cartoons!
tom & jerry!
Popeye the sailor man!
Olive Oyl, she reminds me of a friend...

i thought this version was very cute, but i believe their also pretty recent...

Yea! finally a picture of real humans!
i realised i overexposed jin's face...could have been easily solved..
see like this? it's slightly overexposed in the face...
ask the person to shift a little in position and voila! the lighting is correct.
*ahh. learnt another thing.*
the trend in fashion follows in toys too...
toys from the past were much fatter...
see what i mean?this was the bat mobile?!
how did it turn out so slick later on...
rolly polly.
they were alot stockier and beefier.
oo. the green hornet.
jay chou meet your pre successor.
ultraman too has lost weight over the years!
ultraman grew short....o no.
like a fangirl, but i usually only like the cartoon version of ultraman..not the real version:P
o wow! i'm just as tall as captain!
staring competition go!
ultraman on bike!
i dunno why it looked pretty funny to me...
can you find the imposter?

bear collection.
good to see, not good to hug.
7 Dwarfs! not exactly 7 in the pic...

is that felix and mickey?

jin says her brother has this bear!
o wow! antique!
*Omg. i relised i haven't sent you this pic. Sorry:p you can take it off here or i'll send you it soon:)*
lotsa mickey cause i like!

felix the cat!
i remember liking to play the game and watch the cartoon, too bad they didn't have many of it...

look at the toothpaste at the back, its almost like our darlie now, it was called darkie then, and it looked pretty scary. i think i like the one now better...
I love these movie posters!!
i want them in my room!
consolation prize: i have this imprinted on a t-shirt i bought from Penang sometime back. Fyeah!
Can you guess what this is?

it's a seat for a theme park ride! cool eh!can you guess which of the 7 is my fave?
its dopey!:DD
can you name all 7 of them?

Dopey, Happy, Sneezy, Bashful, Grumpy, Sleepy, Doc!
betty boop! looks as if they were going to awaken and walk out of the display soon...
mom insists that i used to like her as a kid...
hahaha...i want a lunchbox like this!
so cheery!
at this point of time we were running late to meet the girls so you can see when i'm distracted my photos don't turn out that good....
plus i was running out of battery. *Stupid.
my grandma used this!

hi mr porky pig!
yabaadiabidiabidi...he always stutters but is very cute:)
and there was more mickey!

fan girl pic.
i realised, why no chip and dale?
maybe their not that old...

you know i used to own a mickey watch something like that in primary one.
mickey's hand could move too, to tell time.
i'm very sad i've misplaced it.
not because it can be valuable now, but because that was one of my first watches. :(

and finally last pic of the day!

Jin took the photo below by timer so both of us could be in the shot!
Thank you for bringing me to the museum!
next time my treat!
How was running through memory lane?
Hope your inner child is happy too!

Go take a trip down memory lane too!
You'll be laughing and reminiscing!:)
The Mint Museum is not that big but definitely a worthwhile trip!

ps. all photos are taken by the author, if you wish to duplicate anywhere else pls give credits when due. thank you.

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