Hello Ed Sterling,
I was born in 1971 and on a trip to Chicago my mother and father bought me one of the [I suspect] General Mills series of sets from the toy department at Marshall Fields. the memory is quite vague but when I think of my favorite toy it has to be that set. It had blue girders and blue plastic panels. it looked much like the image of Set Number 72000, though I do not remember the box art. Do you have any of these editions for sale, or perhaps any more images of box art from that era?
I really appreciate your site, I had no idea what the sets were even called until an acquaintance clued me in to the name Girders and Panels. I was quite young and was beginning to think it had all been a figment of my imagination for the set had vanished mysteriously shortly before my teenage years began.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
What People Are Saying About the Plaza of the Mind
...[Plaza of the Mind] impressed me in its magnificent weirdness...this sorta je ne sais quoi that you find in interesting art... ...I mean that purely as a compliment!
Plaza of the Mind is a clinamen away from the holeopathic replay by the Android Meme of the old perceptual agon of electrically-programmed youth confronting the Gutenbergian Establishment. Irresistible Force meets Immovable Object.