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 ?
As I write this in 2023,the vast majority of items are on site already. But ....
.... there are still some unlisted items that I need to upload .... [ see bottom of main page ]
.... all the existing pages are continually being updated as more information comes to light ....
.... and new things are still surfacing that I'd been blissfully unaware actually existed
Q. How much current merchandise is there ?
None. And nothing since the late 1990's.
With the one notable exception being the Robert Harrop figures that appeared every year from 1997 to 2014.
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 it worth ?
I decided there's really not much point mentioning sale 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. 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 I'll probably make reference to those - 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 maybe a little surprising.But I'm not really much of a collector of anything to be honest.
The few items I do have are kept because of their genuine rarity and/or excellent,boxed condition.
But that's as far as I'll ever be taking it.
Q. Some of the photos are tagged with trumptonalia.homestead.com - Why ?
That was the site's original url before it changed to just plain "trumptonalia.com" in Feb.2023.
ie.same site,just a different url.
Q. Can I add,correct or ask something ?
Please do ....