Tuesday, June 4, 2024

The Dinky 6 wheeled pink Rolls Royce

Lady Penelope's FAB 1, Thunderbirds, Dinky, England

Read all about it here !

Monday, June 3, 2024

More pistons !

Classic box-art !
Piston Action Engine Robot,
SH - Horikawa, Japan, 1979


Sunday, June 2, 2024

The Medicom Maettel

This figurine came with the very 
coveted GE 999 pass !
Maettel, Medicom, Japan,

Saturday, June 1, 2024

It's the Stones, man !

Marbles, Rock Lords, Bandai, 1986, Europe

Read more about these here. 

Monday, May 20, 2024

Saban's Masked Rider car

Magno, Bandai, Thailand, 1995

(with EN/FR/DE/ES/NL box)

The story : Dex, a teenage boy from a world light years away, flees his planet in the wake of devastation caused by Count Dregon. Using his powers, Dex can transmute into Masked Rider or Master Rider Super Gold, and finally the nearly invincible masked Rider Super Blue. He is earth's last defence against the most destructive force in the universe, Count Dregon.

Sunday, May 5, 2024

Scholar ASTRO

Astroboy (college), China, 2010's

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Oh Bats !

Batman, Mattel, 2018, China

Batman resin statue,
Warner Bros Studio Store, 1999

This one travelled all the way from Chicago, sorry...
Gotham :)

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Captain's friends

Big bot !
Grag, HLA Pro, China, 2023

Boule de gomme !
Mala, HLA Pro, China 2023

French box-art

Friday, March 15, 2024

Not Barbie's Corvette...

Buick LeSabre concept car, ? 

Only marking is an "8" below

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Only 100 km/h and electric ? No, I'm not happy either !

La Jamais Contente, RIO, Italy, 1980's

Of course, the real one was driven by a Belgian !

One of the first land speed records (over 100km/h  was acheived with this electric torpedo-shaped car in 1899 by Belgian Camille Jenatzy. Read more about it here.

Monday, March 11, 2024

Green zapping power !

Tomi gun, Shawnee Mfg. Inc. 1955, USA

What happens when yout transform a Colt-like pistol into a raygun ? Something like this. Add some lightning, a water-squirt mechanism, a red plug and a round water tank at the top and voilá !

Very simple design, but definitely oozing 1950's space-age ! (thank you Brian :)

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Diecast Slave 1

A Bountyhunter needs a ride !

Slave 1 Diecast, Kenner, Macao, 1980

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

If you cannot buy them... make them...

Hotwheels went the right way when they started the line of the movie cars, with classics like the Batmobile, the Delorean from Back to the Future and even lately some Star Trek ships...

But what if they could go all the way, and create miniatures of iconic vehicles that have not been released yet ? This is what a passionate fellow collector is doing. And the results are just spectacular !

Korben's Taxi, Hotwheels recreation, 2020's

Kaneda's Bike, Hotwheels recreation, 2020's

Other vehicles on my wish list ? Starsky and Hutch Torino, James Bond Dragon tank, Little Nellie and Lotus Esprit, Green Hornet's Black Beauty, Mad Max Ford Falcon, Deckard's Bladerunner car, Tron's bike, Starship Troopers Roger Young, Hardcastle and McCormick Coyote, Condorman's car, T-2 motorcycle and truck, etc. etc.

I'd buy these right away !

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

YL 821, is this you ?

Wind-up Robot, 821, YL (?) maker,
Hong Kong, 1970's

Monday, March 4, 2024

The blue racer from Belgium

Nº7 car, Belgium, 1950's

Anybody knows who made this ? 

"MADE IN BELGIUM" on bottom

... no other markings


Tuesday, February 27, 2024

The Clinch robot

Clinch, Nikko, China, 1980's


Monday, February 26, 2024

Fighting Buzz

Buzz Lightyear, Mattel, 2009, China

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Double lipstick barrel !


RAY-W-GUN, Marubishi TY (?) - Japan, 1961

See more about this gun on Alphadrome.

a Roman with a raygun ?

Space Warrior, Airfix, France, 1981

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Buck Roger's Battlecruiser

Buck Roger's Battlecruiser, Tootsietoy, USA, 1937

Going art-deco ? 

Next to the Venus Duo-Destroyer

Sunday, January 21, 2024

My little big Tomcat... oops - sorry... Skystriker ! Go Joe !

Combat Jet Skystriker (XP-14F), Hasbro, 1983, Rep. of Ireland ? 

This toy is quite amazing, really. It is my "customized" Skystriker with both Action Force and GI JOE stickersheets (but originally it came with the AF box If I remember well). Now all I need is to find an USS Flag somewhere where I can land this aircraft 😄

Friday, January 19, 2024

Yes Commander !

Space Commander Robot, China, 1980's

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Albator - le jeu (the game)

Le Jeu d'Albator, Orli Jouet, Italy, 1979

In the series of board games based on my childhood heroes, this one is the French (but made in Italy ???) ORLI JOUET game of Albator. Why did the French continuesly put robots in their renderings of Matsumoto's Space Pirate is still a pending question. (it started in the French-drawn Albator comics in the Capitaine Fulgur magazines, but here too, you have robotic drawings on the tokens that suposedly should represent the Sylvidres / Mazones...)

It's lacking Matsumoto's original artwork, except for
 3 small images of the cartoon...
from the cartoon