Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Fresh from China...

Captain America, Decool, China, 2010's
Iron Man, Decool, China, 2010's

Robots or super-heroes ? No one could tell. But what I do know is that these were quite fun to build ! Lego Style ! And you can even combine the two to make a Giant Iron Captain America man somehow... East meets West, and (not so) communist China takes symbols of capitalistic Comic Book culture to sell back to... well, to us !

Thank you Gonçalo for bringing these in !

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Little Werner... playing with rockets, again !

The real deal, unfortunately not meant to be filled  only with water or air...(V2 - Peenemunde)

Satelitte was meant to go on top, and would spin down as a helicopter...

V-X Satellit, pump and funnel (below rocket), Bebu, Germany, 1950's

And yes, ... 20 years later men landed on the moon...

Von Braun and Kennedy, watching them fly !

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Green with antenas !

Mini Robot (with paper TV screen !)
Hong Kong, 1970's
Sometimes nice things go in small packages... this is one of them. all shinny and chromy. And it is small... and still affordable when you can find one...

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Smoking is bad for your health, Yeah !

Turn my antenna baby !
Bender, Rocket USA, China, 2000

... Unless of course your name is Bender and you are one of the most irresponsible robots on the planet. What ? and you drink, too ? I just thought you were not allowed to make toys like this anymore... you know, openly pushing teenagers into smoking and drinking...

Totally socially unacceptable.

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