Friday, February 28, 2020

Tin R2 for Candy...

I ate the candy people... so no pics of that ! But the container is still a beauty !

R2D2 embossed tin for Star Wars Fruit Jelly
Kinnerton Confectionery, London, 1996

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The General...

PullBack General Lee Racer. Knickerbocker, 1980, Taiwan



Monday, February 3, 2020

In space no one hears you... sing the blues...

Blue Moon Alien, Reaction (Funko), China, 2018




Sunday, February 2, 2020

The new Disney bot...

BB-8 and D-O Pez dispensers, PEZ, Hungary
And, what did you guys think of the movie ?

Friday, January 24, 2020

Round Table Knight

Round Table Knight Robot, Ptoy, Taiwan, 1980's
Well, here you have it. King Arthur can rest in his grave now, the next generation knight is going to guard Camelot all on his own.

Missing a shield, this one is (to my knowledge) one of the only robots with a Christian cross on his chest...


Saturday, January 11, 2020

What is an Orgroid ?

Orguss Orgroid II, ?, Taiwan, 1980's
This one is a childhood toy of my colleague Tomeke. Thanks man !


Tuesday, December 31, 2019

This bot is a covert listening device !

Spy robot, Sanja, China, 2002 
Just ideal to record and playback like a parrot all you want to say...

Sunday, December 15, 2019

These boots are smokin' hot Astro !

Astro boy, ? (no markings), China, 2017

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Big red space truck

Futuristic Pickup truck, Cars of Tomorrow, Archer Plastics, USA, 1950's

Ideal for cruising in moontown on a Saturday night !

Thursday, December 5, 2019

I'm seeing purple cows now...

Milka Cow, handpuppet, ?
Did this one came with a box of chocolates included ? I hope so !

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

JR 21 X-60 Space Rocket

Another one from my favorite line of space toys. This rocket transporter goes with the X-30, X-40 and X-50 of the same series (see here).

Unique design, cool mechanisms... what could a kid need more to go on a space mission?

X-60 Space Rocketm JR21 Toy, Hong Kong

Ready for launch ? 

Box Front

Box top

Box bottom

Box back
A front in style with a B-52 bomber cockpit / canopy ?



Sunday, December 1, 2019

Ultraman's wheels for rock-splitting action !


This is another toy coming straight from the Japanese universe of Ultraman (Ultraman Taro to be exact): behold the Bermider II tank ! (with wind-up key)

Looks like the Mole from the Thuncerbirds but on esteroids... and yes, the design of the box is way cooler than the design of the toys itself... but at least it has a spark mechanism behind an orange translucid panel at the back.

Bermider II, Bullmark, Japan, 1973



Thursday, November 28, 2019

Apolo 1 - Airgam

Apolo 1 playset, Airgam, Spain, 1970's 
A modular space base, all in one neat package (well, hmmm. 4 packages really - this is the nº1).
As you can see there are a lot of antennas in Spanish space design from the 70ies...  and a lot of colors too !

The set also comes with cards showing the other sets and some different space base building techniques... all you need really for that perfect condo at the borders of the Sea of Tranquility !


The astronauts / spacemen are specific to these sets and are very nicely done (even though the ones I found did have some limb-loosing issues). All in all a very funky playset and I am eager to locate the other ones to make the mother of all space bases !







Friday, November 15, 2019

Dark side candy containers



Vader and Stormtrooper candy containers, Disney, China ?, 2010's

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...