Saturday, January 23, 2021

Sunday, January 17, 2021

1.21 Gigawatts ?!

Delorean Time Machine, Playmobil (Geobra)
Germany, 2020

After their great Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters, this is the second movie vehicle Playmobil launched earlier this year. Comes with all the gimmicks. And Doc... and Marty... and Einstein !!!




 

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Feeling badly motivated ?

R5-D4 droid, Hasbro, China


With Kenner R2

 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

It's bath - time Bruce !

Batman Bubble Bath, Grosvernor,
United Kingdom, 1992
 

Monday, January 11, 2021

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Tatooine's pimp mobile



Landspeeder (diecast) 1978, Kenner, Hong Kong

They could have made one with a roof and some air-co...  come on... the planet has two suns... I am sure you were baked to death before reaching your destination in that thing.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Monday, January 4, 2021

Hey, don't steal my candy !

Pez, Austria, ?

Lucky Luke has the Daltons, Uncle Scrooge has the Beagle Boys... (Les Rapetou in French, Irmãos Metralha in Portuguese, ...)

Not the brightest of thieves if you ask me...

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Duke Fleed AKA Actarus

Somebody has to pilot the greatest robot of them all - ad this task lays in hte hands of the prince of planet Euphor.

King Arts, China, 2018

Duke Fleed 






Saturday, January 2, 2021

Bacon for the beast...

Rancor, Kenner, 1984, Mexico

Jabba's pet has to be one of the scariest monsters of the original trilogy...

Friday, January 1, 2021

The Force is strong in the Familly !



Merci Mam !

Star Wars minicube - Noëlle de Terwangne - 2020

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

The Lab


Well, you knew this would be there sooner or later... The hiding place of the greatest robot of all time ? Check. One of the more elusive toys on my wanted list ? Check. It's plastic and metal and has it all : retractable tower, laser guns, spring loaded missiles, secret compartments... and the smallest version of Grendizer and Spazer I have in my collection...





Grendizer base (PA-63), Popy, Japan, 1979



Monday, December 28, 2020

Obscure French Spaceman ?

Spaceman with missile launcher, Hugonnet, France, 1970's ?

Does anyone have more information about this toyline ? ("Série FERAL") Looks cool - and this one has a cape ressembling the ones on the Gatchaman figurines from CEJI. (merci à Utopia !)

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Spectreman

Spectreman Sofubi, Masaduya ?, 1970's, Japan

This was one of the many series that followed San Ku Kai (Message from Space) on the french TV. With a rather important ecological message - do not polute (like the enemy apemen did...)


Friday, December 18, 2020

Endoskeletons - Copycats ?

C3PO, Hasbro, China,
 1998
Terminator Endoskeleton, Kenner, China
1991

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Spanish copies of the Strato Gun

Pistola Espacial,
Creaciones Sierra SA
Spain, 1980's (?)



Blueprint of original (toy) design of the Strato gun this was based on
(Futuristic Products Co., USA)

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Holly suction Batman !

Batman with suction cup, ? 

If a Garfield dangling from your car's window is not good enough for you, why not try the caped cruzader ? OK - cape is missing. But you get my point...

Sunday, October 18, 2020

MB's Star Bird - the best electronics in 1978 !

If there is one "non Star-Wars"- spacetoy boys wanted in 1978 it was this baby.

Laser guns, modulable, and a reactor sound that amazed kids and sent parents to the assylum 😁 - it had it all ! 


Star Bird, MB, 1978, Rep. of Ireland






 

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Eat Candy you shall !

Yoda Candy Container, TOPPS, 1998, USA

... with other figurines and TOPPS card

Monday, October 5, 2020

Colors 'n Space

Space ships, Hong Kong, 1970's

Other versions of these were sold later on Battlestar Galactica cards as "Galactic Cruisers" by Larami of Piladelphia, but they did not have the spring loaded missile launchers between the wings anymore.

Achhh... progress... 

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Britains' Space soldiers...




These were also part of my childhood... Bright yellow - at least they did not get lost in the carpet like so many other unfortunates !

Stargard Space Craft, Britains, England, 1981


The ship was all genius toy-design : a weighted base in the transparent cockpit always kept the astronauts level. This type of design was reminiscent of spaceship design in the Yoko Tsuno books I read at that time...

"the Forge of Vulcan" - pg.16 detail - Roger Leloup