Well, I finished the Spymaster’s vintage/steampunk/old-fashioned computing center with the removal of the CRT on legs and the addition of a Mattel Barbie Magic Moves windup computer [the pink one on the right]. I’ve amassed quite a few Magic Moves windups and Acme magnets recently because, as I’ve stated many times regarding Acme magnets, they’re detailed, well made, and perfectly 1:6 scale.
With the pile of junk and Fiendish Device that I made recently, along with the vintage computing center, the cuckoo clock movement, and the steampunk papercraft laptop, I have are pretty respectable lab for the Spymaster. From left to right in front of him are a Magic Moves video camera, a Magic Moves popcorn popper, an Acme desk phone, a Magic Moves sewing machine, a Magic Moves princess phone, and an Acme fax machine. Which should he use in his next Fiendish Device????
Magic Moves computer. This reminds me of the Commodore 64 of my youth, which I remember with great fondness, even though it was never a single unit like this.
Acme magnet. I love this. Each key is individually labeled, and the pile of floppies and the coffee cup are separately molded items that are glued on, not part of the same mold. Acme’s attention to detail and verisimilitude shines through in the floppy drive, the CD ROM drive, the power lights, and even the names of the icons [i.e., Network Neighborhood]. The only thing I’m not sure about is what kind of computer this is supposed to be. The form says Apple IIe, but I associate AOL [source of You’ve Got Mail!] and Network Neighborhood much more with PCs. Ahhhh, the late ’90s age of computing…
Acme magnet. I used to have an example of this, but I got rid of it. Hah! I’m not doing that again. The Spymaster would like you to know that this sucks! HAHAHAHAHAHAH.
“Hello. This is the Master. Who’s this? The nineteen-nineties? What do you want? No, you CAN’T have your tech back. Why? Because I’m using it — that’s why!!”