Sunday, May 29, 2016

The new FAB 1

Talking FAB 1, Vivid, China, 2015

Well, this time they did not choose a Ford... and went back to British engineering. The two-tone grey and pink is quite nice. The correct car to introduce Thunderbirds to a whole new public ?

FAB 1, Takara - Tomica, Vietnam, 2015

Side by side with the Hotwheels car...

Monday, May 16, 2016

Un pour tous et tous pour un, ... One for all, all for one !

Fingerpuppet ? Top of Shampoo bottle ?
Dogtanian, no markings...
The 3 Musketeers - Les 3 Mousquetaires - Dartacão, Disvenda, Portugal, 1983

Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds (Spanish: D'Artacan y los Tres Mosqueperros; Japanese: ワンワン三銃士 [Wan Wan Sanjuushi; lit.,The Woof Woof Three Musketeers]) is a Spanish–Japanese anime adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas story of d'Artagnan and The Three Musketeers. Most of the characters are anthropomorphizations of dogs, hence the title of the cartoon. (Source Wikipedia) 

In France, the cartoon started airing in 1984 - but here in Portugal they had it one year earlier.

The funny thing is that each country retained the music score by Guido et Maurizio De Angelis, so the tune itself is known all across Europe...






Sunday, May 15, 2016

Il était une fois...

Psi, Pierrot, Maestro, ... these are some of the Spanish toys made.

Il était une fois l'Espace, Psi and Pierrot in space pods, Comansi, Spain, 1985

Il était une fois l'Espace, Maestro at command post, Comansi, Spain, 1985

The box was generic and referring to another toy-line: Coman Boys 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Wyandotte Futuristic Plane

Futuristic Plane, Wyandotte, USA, 1930's

Taking example on nature, did we ? What better way than mimicking one of the most agile birds... 

Swallow in flight

It's a K-9 !

Dr. Who, K-9, Dapol, UK, 1996
Even in the future, men's best friend !

Sunday, May 8, 2016

And another bluebird...

Bluebird. maker ? Slush cast - probably 1920's or 1930's, USA or UK ?

Anyone with additional info please contact me.

Pics from last week's toyfair