Friday, December 28, 2018

Quick - E.T. is at the ... Quick...

E.T. in spaceship, Quick restaurants
... with extendable neck, 2002, China

Monday, December 24, 2018

Mushroom living...

This was the same one I had when I was a kid. Good times :) Happy and Smurfy X-mas to all.

Smurf-house, Bully, Germany, 1975

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Government shutdown ?

Bugs Bunny piggy bank, Warner Bros. Studio store, 1995, USA

Friday, December 21, 2018

Canadian Aerocar by G.P.L.

Aerocar, G.P.L., Canada, 1950's ?
This one is of course based on the US-version made by Plas-Tex (see here). Did they sell or swap the molds after they made their production run ? Who knows...  G.P.L. was more active in plastic dishware than in toys.

Strangely enough, this one still has the non-friction base. The moulds went afterwards (or before ?) to another Commonwealth country, Australia, where company Duperite made a friction version. (see here).


Bug-eyed bot ?

ONI-MO Rover Robot, Masaduya, Japan, 1986

Removable backpack is the remote control
Head can open up to store the cable !

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Steamlined Hubley

Futuristic car, Hubley, USA, 1930's

ZAP ZAP ZAP - you have been neutralized by the rainbow...

Double-barrelled rayguns, make ? country ? date of manufacture ?

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Flying Goldrake Saucer

Atlas UFO robot, Cosmec, Italy, 1979

Cosmec did a number of these. You had Superman of course... but also our favorite robot in 2 different versions. Here is the saucer. (for the robot version click here) Just clip the "fishing rod" to the wing (there is already a hole there for the occasion) and start flying the ultralight piece of blown a circular motion in the air. Hours of fun guaranteed !

Monday, December 10, 2018

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Holly inflatable doll, Batman !

... must be some of the most "Kitch" pieces in my collection... but boy - here we go !

Batman, Peru (?), 1970 - 80 (?)
Batman, Peru (?), 1970 - 80 (?)

Batman, Razak e Karim Lda, China, 2000's

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Little bot...

Walk Robot (nº2005), Hong Kong, 1970's

Friday, November 2, 2018

Matt Groening's green machine...

Planet Express Spaceship (Futurama), Quantum Mechanics, China, 2010's

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Hey ? I'm seeing double...

Skeletor, Mattel, 1981, Spain
Battle Armor Skeletor, Mattel, 1983,

... brothers in arms ?

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Capitaine Flam / Captain Future dimestore bootleg ?

Not a lot to say here, except that Picasso had his "période bleue" and our Captain has his "période rouge"... Looks like he stepped in molten lava... They just took the mold of the Popy toy, guns, watch and all and... voilà...

Captain Future, ? (bootleg), TAIWAN, ?

Saturday, October 20, 2018

The new (old) FAB 1 by Tomica

This one was issued for the 50 years of Thunderbirds.

FAB 1, TOMY, 2016, Vietnam
Click here to see how this car evolved....

Monday, October 15, 2018

Parachuting in space ?

Up to not too long ago this would have been a silly idea... Why would you need a parachute in space where there is no air ? But since Felix Baumgartner's record - you kind of start to understand the whole spacesuit with a parachute thingy... Italians were on it a lot sooner... 9cm. figurine.

Spaceman w/parachute, "Brevettato"
(= patented), Italy (Torino), Aerogiocattoli,
Flli Giolitto

Back of figurine with parachute

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Little clockwork futuristic cars...

Futuristic car, ?, Great Britain,  ?

No markings on these littel cars of about 7.5 cm each, except that they have a metal clockwork motor, wheels and chassis marked : MADE IN GT BRITAIN. Because of the pegs on the side they surely had some kind of track to run on. Anybody has more information about date ? Manufacturer ?

Friday, October 12, 2018

Libellule de Popy - Il était une fois l'Espace / Once upon a time... Space

Libellule, Popy, 1981 Singapore
From all the cartoon we watched on TV in the 80ies, this one (Il était une fois l'Espace / Once upon a time... space) was maybe one of the Frenchiest of all - even though it was created in Japan. All the mecha (= including this spaceship) was the creation of French illustrator Manchu, His very realistic approach to design was something no one had seen yet in a cartoon. But this is also why, about 30 years later, these same designs do not look outdated at all.

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "illustrateur Manchu"
Sci-Fy artwork by Manchu 
He was also at the drawing board for Ulysse's 31 "Odysseus" spaceship...

Inicial sketch by Manchu for the Odysseus