Sunday, February 25, 2018

Square Wars...

There has been a large disturbance in the force at the check-out lines of the "Continente" (group Sonae) supermarkets here in Portugal lately. They got the Star Wars franchise to offer a number of freebees (Topps cards, pillows and more - see here) . My favorites ? These little Bustz figurines. (24 ones to collect). Which one is your favorite ? 


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Colour variation on a pirate...

This figurine of Captain Harlock was found at the last "feira do brinquedo" here in Lisbon. Is it a one- off or another paintscheme used here in Portugal ? I don't recall having seen blue pants on any Italian Fabianplastica... (see the monochromatic version and the normal "paintscheme" here)

Captain Harlock, Fabianplastica Italy 1979 (painted in Portugal ?)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Colorful Lizards !

Godzilla, maker and date unknown, Peru
In my eternal search for the weird and ugly and kitsch, these ones I could not let pass... It kind of shows how a Japanese cultural icon is translated in South America. Blown plastic. Cheap. But really... who cannot enjoy a fluo Godzilla ?

Here in battle with its Japanese M1GO counterpart

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Wilma Deering - Buck's sweety !

Wilma Deering, Knickerbocker, USA, 1950's 

Every sci-fi hero had to have a soulmate to travel through space. Flash Gordon had Dale Arden, and Buck Rogers had Wilma Deering. This one here has the design of the 1930's serials. Behold ! Armies of Killer Kane !


Wednesday, February 7, 2018


Spiderman, Gulliver, Brazil, 1970's

Got this Gulliver figurine at the toyfair. Doesn't it get your spider senses tingling ?