Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Going to Vegas, Baby !

Straight from the Time-Bokan / Yatterman series is this little guy. Remember the fuzzy dice people installed in their cars ? Well, here you have the bot-version. Strangely enough, it even appeared in a Gatchaman spin-off later on !

What did Princess do to the poor little bot ?

Yatterman Omotchama Robot, Tatsunoko, Japan,

Saturday, July 26, 2014

I'm finally seeing clear...

For all the would-be engineers between us, it is nice to see that beneath each wonderfull mecha design of Go Nagai, there is a very planned structure of how these robots really do work.

Grandizer, Banpresto, 1999, China
Great Mazinger, Banpresto, 1999, China

Mazinger, Banpresto, 1999, China

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Je n'ai besoin de personne, en Harley Davidson ...

OK, not going to talk about bikes with big V-engines right now. But bikes with two pedals. Much less noise, and really a lot of fun. A "petit clin d'oeil" to the Tour de France going on as we speak.

Since I 'm living in a city with lots of hills, bicycles are not yet really a big thing here in Lisbon. I had to leave my 3-speed 20+ kg bike full of chrome and fenders in Belgium, and head on for something lighter and with a higher number of hill-climbing options (even though, in the end, it all comes down to what you have in your thighs !)

"Bikers", Different makers, ?, France and Belgium ? 1970's

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Any pieces missing ?

Captain Harlock, Puzzle, ?, Japan, 1970's
OK, these are easy to make...
But, then again... I am a lazy butt and will keep it MIB, MIP, untouched and what have you not...

Oohhh ! The joys of the freaking collector !