Monday, June 19, 2017

The Aoshima Arcadia's - Harlock's battleships...

Arcadia (weathering version), Aoshima, Japan, 2003

Arcadia, TV Anime versiom, Aoshima, Japa, 2006

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Campbell's 1933 272,40 MPH ride...

Railton Blue Bird, Schylling, China, 2007

Cockpit detail

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

18th toy fair in Lisbon - Portugal - this Saturday

New toy fair this Saturday in Hotel Roma in Lisbon. Come over and say hello !

Saturday, June 3, 2017

SEP - Gasquy racing car (beach toy)

Racing Car, SEP - Gasquy, Belgium, 1950-1960 ?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

When Maettel meets Harlock

Harlock, Banpresto, China, 1999
Maettel, Banpresto, China, 1999

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The amazing Amazon...

Wonder Woman, Gulliver, Brazil, 1978

Wonder Woman, Justice League,
China, 2003

Happiness is a warm puppy !

Peanuts rubber figurines, Bully, China, 2010

Schroeder and Snoopy, Mc Donald's, China, 2015

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Oh bats !

Batman, DC Collectibles, China, 2015

Sunday, May 14, 2017

O.C.P. Detroit - Murphy, are you there ?

Robocop helmet, Orion Pictures Corporation, China, 1993

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

I am Groot !

Dancing Groot, Funko, China, 2017
Went to see GOTG2 yesterday with 2 friends. Welcome to geekdom and to the most improbable superheroes ever !

Sunday, May 7, 2017

These are not the figurines you are looking for...

Les Héros, IDEAL-Galoob, China, 1997
Micro Machines were very popular in the 1990's. No wonder that Star Wars got the treatment also...
A big number of playesets and spaceships were issued, as well as some packs with figurines...

Here the Belgian (French/German/Dutch) version of the heroes.

Others in that serie included :

  • Imperial Commando
  • Rebel Soldiers
  • Sandpeople
  • Imperial Soldiers
  • Jawas
  • Ewoks
  • Imperial officers
  • Rebel pilots
  • "Ice" soldiers (Hoth rebel troops)
  • Imperial pilots

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Beach racing

Race Car, ?, Portugal ?, 1960's
Not everyone could go to Porto to see the Grand Prix... But little kids could easy reproduce a circuit here on the beaches of Estoril or Ericeira...

Monday, May 1, 2017

Holly radio control Batman !

RC Batmobile, AZRAK-HAMWAY, Hong Kong, 1979

Getting ready to go and scare the cat ! 

Sunday, April 30, 2017

New additions to the RockeTank collection !

You press on the dome and air sends missile away !

Great simple design and these colors !
RockeTank, Sewell Products USA, 1950's

Sunday, April 23, 2017

A couple of Astro's... by Chevrolet

GM did a number of interesting prototypes The 1967 Chevrolet Astro was definitely one of these. Read more about it here. Corgi toys made a very nice representation in 1/43rd scale, but the Chinese Yatming had these smaller nodels in 1/80th scale in their assortment.

Chevrolet Astro, Yatming, China, 1970's

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Big Smurf ?

Just came back from Belgium... The land of Tintin of course... and of these little creatures !

Big ? Bigger !!!
Smurf, Expectpromo, China, 2011

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Puppets with an attitude !

Captain Scarlet action figures, Vivid Imagination, China, 1993

Monday, April 3, 2017

Wookie face... or how I look / feel in the morning...

Chewbacca mask, unknown, 1980's ?
Facial hair problems ? Gilette !

Behold ! I will conquer the galaxy with this...

Hey... wait a second... This is not a blaster... This is just a thingy that shoots... balls... yep... no darts... no laser beams or jolts of electricity or ... just baby blue balls... Guess Greedo used one of these in the Cantina scene... oh yes, he did shoot first... just with the wrong gun ! The rest is history...

Automatic Safety Gun, Japan, 1960's ?