Monday, June 29, 2020

The Cosmos Robot

Cosmos robot nº8835
Kamco,  Hong Kong, 1980's

Same principle of all its predecessors.  It walks, stops, swivels with open chest and guns blazing and repeats itself until the batteries die out or my wife tells me to stop making all that racket...

Saturday, June 27, 2020


Tog'lman- Racer, Mattel, Hong Kong
Tog'lman- Engineer, Mattel, Hong Kong
Tog'lman- Fire Fighter, Mattel, Hong Kong
This is a rather strange toy-line I stumbled upon in the early 1990's (old stock from Belgian sea-side toystore...). Were there other sets available ? Vehicles as shown on the cards ? The whole concept is rather generic and ressembles the plain looking wooden art-dolls that can be moved in a number of poses.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Corona closed the Cinema? No problemo - Video Night!

Telepocket Max (Albator box), Silvertoys / Artigrafiche, 1979 Italy

This camera is also Italian made, but from a different company than the ones from MUPI seen here.
I don't know how many toy camera producing companies got the Captain Harlock license in Italy - but it is nice to note they produced that packaging especifically for the French market, even though Capitan Harlock was as popular in Italy as in France at that time.

Of course, the cassettes were NOT compatible with each other. If MUPI was the VHS version of toy projection systems in the 1970's, this was it's Betamax counterpart. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Superman needs a tan...

Super Powers figurine / Superman, China, ?, 1990'S
Of course it's another bootleg... of course China made... I just find a lot of these figurines or they have a tendency to find me....

Monday, June 22, 2020

G-Force ! Go !

La Bataille des Planètes – Jeux 6-14 ans, MB, Ireland, 1979
Does this game look familiar ? Yes, it is EXACLTY the same as the Captian Future / Flam game in the messages below, except for the graphics...

An easy way for MB to get on the wagon of all the cartoons of the 1980's at a very small cost...

Cards showing where (=which hole) you need your spinning top to land in...

Friday, June 12, 2020

Drum and Bass !

When you have pink robots in your collection... With drums... you know you've achieved something! Not really sure what... but something...

Drum Parade Robot, Supertoys, China, 1987

Monday, June 8, 2020

Bootlegging for the Galaxy Empire ?

Galaxy Empire regular Chewbaca
China, 1990's (maker unknown)
Galaxy Empire Stormtrooper
China, 1990's (maker unknown)
Galaxy Empire "Bounty Hunter" Chewbaca
China, 1990's  (maker unknown)
Galaxy Empire Darth Vader
China, 1990's (maker unknown)
I don't know much about these figurines - found in Belgium in the 1990's in Chinese stores. They are much bigger that their Kenner counterparts... 

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Don't go Titanic on me...

 Well, at least this futuristic craft has a spoiler...  and great box-design !

Water Spider, Yonezawa, Japan, 1970's 

Monday, June 1, 2020

Little Fish...

Thunderbird 4, model kit (ST), IMAI, Japan, 1980's

Thunderbird 4 Bubble Bath, Grosvenor, UK, 1992