Sunday, May 31, 2020

A Moon Suit ? What Moon Suit ?

... Maybe something like this ?

Adventure Man moonsuit, Cecil Coleman, Hong Kong 1976

Going back where ?

Luna Astronauts, Jean, Germany, 1970's
A lot of "going back to the moon" - talk today around the news of the Spacex crew. Here are the suits the Germans thought of in the 1970's... Wonder how much different they will be !

Friday, May 29, 2020

Have wings... Will travel !

Robot with lighted "eyes" and yellow wings, ?, Taiwan, 1980's
I have a number of these in my collection - system is simple - a rotary plug spins in the chest while robot is walking and this can move different accessories that are supplied. Are they all from the same company ?

Magna Botix, Cheng Ching Toys
Taiwan, 1985

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Before Google...

Robot "gives the right answer" game, Jumbo, 1950's, The Netherlands

Robot "Magical Computer" game, Jumbo, 1950-60's ?,The Netherlands

Why does a toy company change the name of one of their best selling games mid-term ? I don't really know which version came first - my best guess is the green one - at least for the Dutch market. I know other versions were made in other languages all over the planet. The design of the plastic robot pointing at the answers with a metallic needle (yes, toy safety maniacs - a big metallic needle !)  also changed through the years. Maybe "Magic Computer" came into fashion ? Or is it the multilingual version of the box ? (even though all blue question cards are in Dutch and not in French or German like te box would suggest)

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Mazinger bootleg ?

Robot Lance Missiles, Soclaine (Importer - Paris),
Taiwan, 1980's

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Paper planes ? Nope - styrofoam spaceships !

Colors are hard to print on styrene !
This is a strange Comet...only 1 wing!

Outer Space Gliders, Taiwan, 1980's

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Winter is coming !!!

Snowspeeder, Kenner, USA, 1980
This one is definitely high on the list of my favorite Star Wars toys. It's close to scale, has great light effects in the dark and can host 2 pilots. And the harpoon... don't forget the harpoon !

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Robots and trains ? 2 of my hobbies coming together !

Sonic Mighty Transformer robot, HappyWell, China, 1997

Don't know  lot about this toy. Does it come from a cartoon ? It had quite an expensive pricetag in the 1990's, at least for a Chinese toy...

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Sparkling rayguns

Sparkling guns nº5018 - LS - Hong Kong - 1980's

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Do they only listen to AM in space ?

I-R-1-2 Starroid radio robot, 
Calfax Inc. Hong Kong, 1978

Pistons !

Sentinel Robot, Kamco 
Hong Kong, 1980's

Ahhhh - the smell of roaring pistons in the morning... and spring loaded missiles !

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Don't loose a piece !

Wooden Jigsaw puzzle, High Spot, UK ? 1960's

Space Pirates ? GI Joe - Action Man did not have this one...

Space Pirate costume for Action Joe figure, CEJI Arbois, 1976, Hong Kong

Anyone recognizes the logo and the cosmodragoon in the holster ? Yeap... same ones as the CEJI Albator doll ! (see here)

Palitoy had Captain Zargon, but the Frenchies had to be different... bien sûr !

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The figurine that was hard to get...

Darth Maul (jedi Duel) Kenner-Hasbro, China, 1998

Sometimes you had to go through a heck of a number of toystores before finding the one figure you wanted from a particular movie... this was what happened here. I think in the end my mom located and offered this to me. Thanks mam !

Don't know what to play during Corona ?

Capitaine Flam game, MB, Ireland, 1980

There are cards and spinners...