Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas present

Jogo do foguetão, NeS, Portugal,
50's? 60's?
Got this bagatelle game for X-mas... very nice space design of the man from Mars (Marte in Portuguese...) The funny thing is, the same game existed in English also... check :

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Who is your favorite Bounty Hunter ?

 When Star Wars came around, the new archetype of the bad guy went to Vader. But in his second movie, Lucas introduced us to another evil character - cold nerved and cool looking - meet Boba !

Boba Fett, Kenner USA

Pink Rolls Royce

FAB 1 (Imai, Matchbox, Imai, JR21), Japan, China and HK

You have to admit... there is no car that drives like a Rolls... especially when it is a Rolls with 6 wheels, machineguns in the grille and all the other gadgets of a secret agent. Mr. Bond be carefull, lady P is in the House.

And just like she says during pursuits and other shootouts in Thunderbirds: "Oh Parker, I just hope they don't scratch the paint !"

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Batmissile Batmobile - where is Pfeifer ?

Batmissile Batmobile, Kenner, Mexico, 1992
When Tim Burton directed this new movie with Michael Keaton in 1989, he said the following: "I will return if the sequel offers something new and exciting," "Otherwise it's a most-dumbfounded idea."

With the help of Bob Kane, amongst others he turned the movie much darker than the first one.

Michelle Pfeifer in her Catwoman outfit became instant icons for all of us geeks out there, and Dani de Vito played a very obscure role as the Penguin.

The Batmobile remained the same as the one designed for the first movie, but it had one big new feature: it could drop both wings of to turn itself into the Batmissile, and like this escape all the bad guys. Kenner toys of Cincinati made a very good (and huge) toy of this vehicle, with wings popping out at the touch of a button.

Catwoman, Applause, Philippines,