My Au Tibet Avec Tintin keychain has finally broken. It was a minor, and entirely expected event. I bought the keychain at The Tintin Shop near Covent Garden in London in the Fall of 1996. I was there for 6 months on a student work permit (I spent another 7 months in Dublin). I remember thinking it was too expensive when I bought it, but that feeling faded as I went on to carry it in my pocket almost everyday for 12 years. I commend the people managing Herge's estate for putting out a quality product.