Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Little Atlas

Atlas rocket, Masuya, Japan, 1950's

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Monkey Business

This one is a strange toy indeed. A tin wind-up pickup with a (fez on his head-) little monkey sitting on his throne on the back wearing some type of a pole (flag ? banner ?).

The doors have decals saying "Circo Apollo, Questafera. Grande Spettacolo". I have seen a similar one with a seal / sea lion on the back, without the chair. 

Were there other animals as well ? Was this produced for a real circus as give-away or was this simply part of the assortment of INGAP (Padova - Italy) ?

Anyone having more information about this toy please let me know.

Circo Apollo Monkey Car, Ingap, Italy, 1950's

Friday, July 26, 2019

Little big surprise from my parents !

Space Commander Ship X-15, Yoshiya, Japan, 1963-1965

Um grand merci !

Monday, July 22, 2019

Grey on blue or black on black ?

Batman, Hasbro, China, 1999
Batman, Mattel, China, 2010's