Thursday, February 7, 2019

Portuguese double-decker ?

Bus, Ribeirinho, Portugal, 1950-1979
They get an "A" plus for the effort. Not easy making a brick aerodynamic in any situation. But the slanted front of the bus - nice !

Also, the addition of the little yellow driver and (one !) passenger makes this a little gem !

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Tinplate colours...

Mountain Express, Modern Toys, Japan, 1960's-70's ?

Locomotive, Juguetes EGE, Spain, 1970's

(a lot of other variants exist based on the same template - making this locomotive one of the tin toys that has been copied over and over again)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Little tin rocketship...

Spaceship, India ?
No idea who made this... maybe someone can help ? Friction mechanism on the wheels... The overall shape is reminescent of the common Pyro plastic toy... Some sources state this toy comes from India... (see Alphadrome here

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Hello Fred !

Fred Flintstone, unmarked, China, ?

Sunday, January 6, 2019

The blue Ideal gun...

Ideal Space gun ref. 2400, Germany, 1964
With alien inside !
1964 IDEAL toy catalog (page)





Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Friday, December 28, 2018

Quick - E.T. is at the ... Quick...

E.T. in spaceship, Quick restaurants
... with extendable neck, 2002, China


Monday, December 24, 2018

Mushroom living...

This was the same one I had when I was a kid. Good times :) Happy and Smurfy X-mas to all.

Smurf-house, Bully, Germany, 1975


Sunday, December 23, 2018

Government shutdown ?

Bugs Bunny piggy bank, Warner Bros. Studio store, 1995, USA



Friday, December 21, 2018

Canadian Aerocar by G.P.L.

Aerocar, G.P.L., Canada, 1950's ?
This one is of course based on the US-version made by Plas-Tex (see here). Did they sell or swap the molds after they made their production run ? Who knows...  G.P.L. was more active in plastic dishware than in toys.

Strangely enough, this one still has the non-friction base. The moulds went afterwards (or before ?) to another Commonwealth country, Australia, where company Duperite made a friction version. (see here).





 

Bug-eyed bot ?

ONI-MO Rover Robot, Masaduya, Japan, 1986

Removable backpack is the remote control
Head can open up to store the cable !

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Steamlined Hubley

Futuristic car, Hubley, USA, 1930's



ZAP ZAP ZAP - you have been neutralized by the rainbow...

Double-barrelled rayguns, make ? country ? date of manufacture ?




Thursday, December 13, 2018

Flying Goldrake Saucer

Atlas UFO robot, Cosmec, Italy, 1979



Cosmec did a number of these. You had Superman of course... but also our favorite robot in 2 different versions. Here is the saucer. (for the robot version click here) Just clip the "fishing rod" to the wing (there is already a hole there for the occasion) and start flying the ultralight piece of blown plastic.in a circular motion in the air. Hours of fun guaranteed !

Monday, December 10, 2018

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Holly inflatable doll, Batman !

... must be some of the most "Kitch" pieces in my collection... but boy - here we go !

Batman, Peru (?), 1970 - 80 (?)
Batman, Peru (?), 1970 - 80 (?)



Batman, Razak e Karim Lda, China, 2000's

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Little bot...

Walk Robot (nº2005), Hong Kong, 1970's

Friday, November 2, 2018

Matt Groening's green machine...

Planet Express Spaceship (Futurama), Quantum Mechanics, China, 2010's


Sunday, October 28, 2018

Hey ? I'm seeing double...

Skeletor, Mattel, 1981, Spain
Battle Armor Skeletor, Mattel, 1983,
Mexico

... brothers in arms ?



Saturday, October 27, 2018

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Capitaine Flam / Captain Future dimestore bootleg ?


Not a lot to say here, except that Picasso had his "période bleue" and our Captain has his "période rouge"... Looks like he stepped in molten lava... They just took the mold of the Popy toy, guns, watch and all and... voilà...

Captain Future, ? (bootleg), TAIWAN, ?