Sunday, November 27, 2016

Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot

Pinguin, Quick (kid's menu toy), China, 1990's

Well, this Pinguin did eat a lot of KINGFISH burgers at the Quick Hamburger Restaurant !

Friday, November 25, 2016

It's Stretchy ! A Lego toy you don't have to build !

From the "Little Robot" TV series (see here). Stretchy was the master of the junkyard...

Stretchy robot, Lego, ?,2003
Has number 1323 stamped on left foot

A fine example of mixing a robot with a boiler with a giraffe... Oh and the radar ears ? Any idea where that design came from ? English BBC shows !

Monday, November 21, 2016

A couple of Tryders...

Mighty S-Robot (aka Tryder Robot), ?, Taiwan, 1980's

Tryder Robot, Clover, Japan, 1980
Parts galore, can you spot the error ?

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Diecut sheet of space scraps / cards

My latest find on the Feira... a full sheet of very cool English space-images from a company called MPL. Anyone got more information about these ?

(from top left to bottom right:)

1. Recharging energy in space for a further journey
2. International landing stage for goods traffic
3. Catapult safety seats for space ships
4. Tourist travel by combined hotel-space omnibus
5. Mooring tower, with rocket platforms, on Mars
6. A space rocket from Earth landing on Venus
7. Outer-space meteorological observatory
8. Landing on the Moon

(from top left to bottom right:)

1. Mid-ocean emergency landing stage
2. Wingless, death-ray fighter planes
3. Hospital space-ship
4. An echelon of flying saucers
5. A solo rocket helicopter
6. Interplanetary power station and maintenance depot
7. Space hydroplane on a lagoon on Jupiter
8. A giant interspace transport rocket

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Monday, November 7, 2016

The circus is in town !

Circus CHoo CHoo, Daiya, Japan, 1960's