Sunday, April 23, 2017

A couple of Astro's... by Chevrolet

GM did a number of interesting prototypes The 1967 Chevrolet Astro was definitely one of these. Read more about it here. Corgi toys made a very nice representation in 1/43rd scale, but the Chinese Yatming had these smaller nodels in 1/80th scale in their assortment.

Chevrolet Astro, Yatming, China, 1970's


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Big Smurf ?

Just came back from Belgium... The land of Tintin of course... and of these little creatures !

Big ? Bigger !!!
Smurf, Expectpromo, China, 2011

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Puppets with an attitude !

Captain Scarlet action figures, Vivid Imagination, China, 1993

Monday, April 3, 2017

Wookie face... or how I look / feel in the morning...

Chewbacca mask, unknown, 1980's ?
Facial hair problems ? Gilette !


Behold ! I will conquer the galaxy with this...

Hey... wait a second... This is not a blaster... This is just a thingy that shoots... balls... yep... no darts... no laser beams or jolts of electricity or ... just baby blue balls... Guess Greedo used one of these in the Cantina scene... oh yes, he did shoot first... just with the wrong gun ! The rest is history...

Automatic Safety Gun, Japan, 1960's ?

... and now we all have cellphones ...

But when we were kids, this was all the technology we needed... really !

Chatter Telephone, Fisher Price, USA, 1970's