Monday, November 11, 2019

The Deuche

Citroen's success was widely popular in Japan where the 2CV has a cult following... Here a smaller (tin) version - maybe from a car carrier or a larger set... No markings except for "Japan" at the bottom of the toy.
Read more about te real deal here

2CV, ? Japan, 1960's ?
Citroen - Some old Citroen 2CV adverts that i stole from Google, enjoy - Funny

Friday, October 25, 2019

Curricula(r) Machine

Curricula Machine, Bullmark, Japan, 1970's

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Small but fast !

Race car nº8, Portugal ?, 1960's ?

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Another suit...

 Nº11 of the Sentai series - please read more about it here.

Blue Turboranger, Bandai, 1989, Taiwan

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Sailor who ?

Sailormoon, no markings, China ?

This cartoon had quite some success in the old Club Dorothee show...

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Friday, September 27, 2019

Let's make some noise !

Noisemaker, US metal Toy MFG.Co., USA, 1960's

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Blood spattered glow-in-the-dark Alien

Just the toy that Kenner should have made but never did. I would really have loved to have these as a kid and battle it against my Star Wars figurines ! Even the tongue sticks out ! How cool is that ?

Blood Moon Alien, Super7, China, 2017

Wednesday, September 18, 2019


The cycling world, Starlux, 2019, China
These are definitely the first cyclist toy figurines I have with modern helmets on... Didn't they use to have the Tour de France with little caps on their heads in the past ?

Just like the promotional caravan now... it's gone... forget about it. No more Orangina-shaped cars following the cyclists anymore and distributing stickers and other freebies to the spectators...

detail - cup

Friday, September 6, 2019

Next ToyFair in Lisbon

With my helper getting ready for the sales of the day...

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Friday, August 23, 2019


Cruise Ship, ? (possibly Germany), 1970's
This toy might be the quintessential beach pull-along one could encounter on the shores of the North Sea in Belgium. in the 1970's. It represented a dying breed, the big Atlantic cruiseships. This one has a certain flair of a famous one, the SS United States...

Read more about it here.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

A box full of UFO's !

Star Ships, Hokari, Japan, 1970's

Thursday, August 8, 2019

A chopper with a punch ?

Hélicoptère, Punch (Jouef), France, 1950's
This toy may be based on the real Sikorsky S-51 helicopter ? The pannelled cannopy has the same greenhouse flair !

Sikorsky S51

Monday, August 5, 2019

Bebop - Ropetwawa

Because you know, even the Arcadia needs some computing... This is Captain Harlock's little friend.

Ropetwawa robot, 1978, Popy, Japan

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Little Atlas

Atlas rocket, Masuya, Japan, 1950's

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Monkey Business

This one is a strange toy indeed. A tin wind-up pickup with a (fez on his head-) little monkey sitting on his throne on the back wearing some type of a pole (flag ? banner ?).

The doors have decals saying "Circo Apollo, Questafera. Grande Spettacolo". I have seen a similar one with a seal / sea lion on the back, without the chair. 

Were there other animals as well ? Was this produced for a real circus as give-away or was this simply part of the assortment of INGAP (Padova - Italy) ?

Anyone having more information about this toy please let me know.

Circo Apollo Monkey Car, Ingap, Italy, 1950's