Sunday, March 26, 2023

When bats fly...

Batplane. Eaglemoss, 2010's China

no propellors ? no reactors ? 

... it flies by magic

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Mechanical Sparking robot by CAPRI

Mechanical Sparking robot, Capri, Argentina, 1960's

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Bond on ice

S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Bobsleigh (007), Corgi,
Gt. Britain, 1970

Friday, February 24, 2023

Mini Jumbo Godzilla with tongue mechanism

The King of the lizards is back !

Godzilla, Super 7. 2021 China

FireGodzilla, Super 7, 2021 China

Monday, February 20, 2023

The Renwal take-a-part spaceman

The concept is great, turn the key on the belly of the astronaut and see him go into pieces... then build it back together. It is basically a 3-D puzzle and has been on my wish-list for quite some time. Still need to find him a helmet though... oh well, the hunt continues...

Sapceman, Renwal, USA, 1950's

RIP Leiji

Sunday, February 19, 2023

The Italian NONO robot from Ulysse / Ulisse 31

Nono robot, ?, Ulisse 31, Italy, 1980's

This one is rare. I mean, I don't recall having seen another one. No idea who produced it (it is not licensed - no markings). 

It is 20 cm tall and has articulations at shoulders, wrists, legs and feet (not at the head which is one piece with the main body). Blown plastic, paper eyes...

It is bigger and brighter than his French counterpart seen here.

 If you have any extra information on this one, please give me a call.

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Voltron , Super 7, China, 2020's

Hats off for bringing back childhood memories at a decent price ! Gotta love these ReAction figurines of all the popular 1980's movies and cartoons ! I sure do love 'em !

Friday, January 27, 2023

The Space Fighter with smoke

Space Fighter robot, SH - Horikawa, Japan, 1977-1985

Monday, January 9, 2023

Walking Robocon

Robocon, walker, ?, Japan, 1970's

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Mini Shoguns

I really wished they would continue this Gashapon line...

Getter 1 CGA-09,  Bandai, China, 2002

Grandizer and Spazer CGA-11 + CGA12, Bandai, China, 2002

Grandizer CGA-11, Bandai, China, 2002

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Chinese ET's

ET, ? (Universal Studios TM), China, ?
ET (keyholder), no markings, China ?

2 new ones for the collection... 

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Space lizard

Space Lizard with raygun, ?, China, 2000's

Do you know your reptiles ?

(Thunderbirds / Star Trek / Dr. Who / Space 1999 / V / The Simpsons / Spiderman / Battlestar Galactica / Godzilla / Star Wars / Monsters vs Aliens)







Friday, December 23, 2022

VTOL Convair XFY-1 Vertical Riser

Landing aircraft without the need of big landing strips has always been in the mind of the military. This VTOL (=Vertical Take-Off and Landing) plane with its double propellors is an early attempt of the US Navy in this field. It really was one of the stranger designs in aeronautics.

Convair XFY-1, Mercury toys, Italy, 1950's

Read more about it here.

Sunday, December 4, 2022