Thursday, October 27, 2016

Going to the moon... going, going... and gone

These little sets from the 70ies date back to a time when moonwalks were still shown on the television sets around the world each night. Then the Apollo missions ended... and a lot of the magic too.

Exploring on the moon, LP, Hong Kong, 1970'ies

Monday, October 24, 2016

In space, no one can hear you scream... So just shut up !

"Big Chap" Alien vinyl bust bank. Diamond Select, China, 2016

H.R. Giger's design at its best !

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Buck Rogers' ride in 1936

Buck Rogers Rocket Fighter, Wyandotte, USA, 1936

Is it a blimp ? 
Well, at least it has fins !


And undercarriage... 

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Some original artwork for the period...

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

False Zeroids ?

Astroid Robots, Durham Ind. Hong Kong, 1970's

The blue one looks like Zerak...
... and the orange one like Zobor

If there ever is a "design" of the 70ies for robots, this is it. All plastic with tracks and computer-paper-stickers on their chests. 

A little taller than the real battery-operated ones from Ideal !
Well, they had to put the windup mechanism somewhere...

Monday, October 10, 2016

Do not expose the Mogwai to bright lights or sunlight which will kill it, do not let it get wet, and never feed it after midnight...

Gizmo, maker ?, 1980's

Another classic coming straight from the 80ies...  The ultimate pet to have... or not... 

Show me your colours, Shogun style...

UFO Robot Grendizer, Dynamic Heroes, Medicom, Japan, 2016
This is the retro color version of the new Medicom Sofubi of our favorite robot ! They really went old school with this toy and took as model the color scheme of the Popy Jumbo robot of the 70ies. Sweet!