Tuesday, February 26, 2019

What is a Beni-Shark ?

Bibyun Beni-Shark (Crimson Shark), Eidai Grip, Japan 1976
I think this was a spaceship from zome kind of Akumaizer show... very obscure and definitely never seen or translated in Europe... Check more about this serie here.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

IR to the resue !

Thunderbirds bagatelle, Louis Marx, United Kingdom, 1966

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Little red ACME truck

Truck, ACME, USA, 1950's
I think this little one started as a tow-truck, but lost a part attached to the trunkbed in action somewhere... The streamlined front oozes good humor - it just seems it is smiling at you...

Thursday, February 21, 2019


 This is still one of my favorites from Besson...

5th Element figurines, Reaction (Funko), China, 2015

Monday, February 18, 2019

New way to display rayguns ?

I have found a new use for these wooden artist hands... or so it seems !

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Portuguese double-decker ?

Bus, Ribeirinho, Portugal, 1950-1979
They get an "A" plus for the effort. Not easy making a brick aerodynamic in any situation. But the slanted front of the bus - nice !

Also, the addition of the little yellow driver and (one !) passenger makes this a little gem !

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Tinplate colours...

Mountain Express, Modern Toys, Japan, 1960's-70's ?

Locomotive, Juguetes EGE, Spain, 1970's

(a lot of other variants exist based on the same template - making this locomotive one of the tin toys that has been copied over and over again)