Monday, June 27, 2016

It's really hot ! Don't forget to water the flowers, will you ?

And what better way than to do it the Atom way ? This is my oldest Astro item, but what a gem ! You pour the water through the head and sprinkle through the fingers...


Tetsuwan Atom, watering can, ?, 1964, Japan 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Robocon flag game

I have never really understood how this thing was supposed to work (all instructions are in Japanese...), but this is the old version of the Robocon flag game (for the modern one, see below). This one came with little flags (for the robot to hold (not shown - if you have a set of these please let me know) and larger flags (in vinyl and plastic) for the kids to mimic whatever the robot did and said.

Robocon flag game, Popy, Japan, 1970's

Robocon flag game (modern version), Popy, Japan, 1999

Saturday, June 11, 2016

C'est vraiment trop injuste ! It's really not fair !

Calimero keyholder, PAGO-GUTFER on wings, ?, 1970's
Remember this egg-head ? Generations have grown up in compassion with this little chick !

Saturday, June 4, 2016