That playmates type 1 was my first ever "prop" bought for me on one of my early birthdays. I now know it to be hugely inaccurate in size and function but the memories it holds for me of away missions in the garden and woodland behind my house will always be dear to me. I still have it and doubt I will ever get rid of it either. That article was a wonderful read, somehow taking me back to simpler times when the whole universe was just outside my backdoor. Thanks @norbauer!!