Sunday, April 29, 2018

R2, did you eat candy again ?

Robot (candy container), Sugar Dam,
Spain, 1980's
This droid will lead you straight...
to the dentist !

(on right) robot Two to One (Candy container),
Zeta Espacial, Spain, 2009
R2's relatives ? you decide...

Sunday, April 22, 2018

I'm seeing bubbles...

Robots (bubble containers), View Master, Hong Kong, 1985

I think every company wanted to jump on the Transformer craze of the 1980ies - even View Master (yes, the same View Master as in "stereoscope" viewers and reels). The colours are there... the general idea is there... Optimus Prime and Co. ? Not really...

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Beetlejuice, beetlejuice, beetlejuice...

How could anyone forget this classic ? 

Different faces (back)
Beetlejuice, Burger King, China, 1989

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Tri-logo Jazz !

Sy Snootles and the Rebo Band, Palitoy, Hong Kong, 1983

He does have a diaper...

Monday, April 9, 2018

Saving lives ? Get diggin !

Even though this craft never appeared on TV, it was used by International Rescue (AKA Thunderbirds) in the comics. JR21 went at it and ... voilà, the Bandai version. 

Excavator, Bandai, Japan, 1960's