Sunday, March 29, 2020

Portuguese Ulysses 31 books

Ulysse 31 has always been a big serie in my youth - great spaceships - good scripts, and a whole new modern take on mythology.

As you can see, this cartoon also was famous abroad... here two Portuguese booklets (only 8 pages each...) with images taken straight of the cartoon. It aired on RTP from 1984 to 1985.

Ulisses 31-A lagoa dos duplos,
Disvenda, Portugal, 1980's
Ulisses 31-A insurreição dos companheiros,
Disvenda, Portugal, 1980's

Thémis (Yumi) is called Thais in this version...

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Next toyfair in Lisbon ? Be patient young Paduwan, be patient...

The power of the Dark Side decided to intervene in all our lives... so now we all have to stay home and maybe use this time to do some cleaning and rearange shelves... I'll keep you updated as soon as we have new information regarding next toy fair.

Stay Safe !

Flying to Melmac ?

Alf in rocketship, Bully, West Germany, 1988

Friday, March 6, 2020

Old Ben's Spirit...

Obi Wan Kenobi (spirit), Kenner, China, 1997
This of course was never produced in the original toy line, but Kenner issued this as a mail-away figurine for their POTF 2 line. Not a lot of articulations (just head and arrms) and a big block of translucid plastic for the body, all this to recreate the famous (or infamous - since Disney made a new version with Hayden Christensen as Vader) end-scene of the Return of the Jedi...