Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Britains' Space soldiers...

These were also part of my childhood... Bright yellow - at least they did not get lost in the carpet like so many other unfortunates !

Stargard Space Craft, Britains, England, 1981

The ship was all genius toy-design : a weighted base in the transparent cockpit always kept the astronauts level. This type of design was reminiscent of spaceship design in the Yoko Tsuno books I read at that time...

"the Forge of Vulcan" - pg.16 detail - Roger Leloup

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Bouba, Bouba... (Monarch, the big bear of Tallac)

 Do you remember this one ? Another "please let the young children weep" cartoon we all grew up with...

Moy (Jill)  BRINTÓI - Portugal, 1980's

Bouba (Jacky) BRINTÓI - Portugal, 1980's

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Heavy equipment ?

Aliens Power Loader, Kenner, 1992, China

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Alf Superstar !

Alf ("Alien"), Bully, 1988, West Germany

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Doin' some computing, 1980's style !

Transformer Computerbot, MC Toy, Macau, 1980's

got to love the streamlined modern design !

...modernism seems so old today !

Monday, September 7, 2020

Vintage R2D2 lookalike kit with neck-extending feature ???

Robot, ? Japan ?, 1970's ?
And voilà !

Some of these toys are just ... out of this world, really. I suspect it is a Japanese kit from the late 70ies, but would love to have more information about it.


Sunday, September 6, 2020

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

La Cucaracha robot

Musical Robot, HC (Hing Cheong), HONG KONG, 1980's

This one really plays the Mexican tune... all it's missing is a guitar and maybe a mustache to go with it !

The "U.N.SPACY" stickers come from Macross universe - so it should place this bot right in the same timeframe.