|BB-8 windup with sound effects, Disney Store, China, 2016|
Monday, February 20, 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017
|Rato Roru / Patororu nº 110 / SPC, Takara Gangu, Japan, 1967|
|Header card art (front)|
|Header card art (back)|
|With Dinky counterpart for size|
|Was there ever a fin at th back ?|
|This is how it was sold...|
Thursday, February 16, 2017
|Supermobile(s) (large and small), Corgi toys, U.K., 1979-1982|
Read more about it here.
Monday, February 13, 2017
|Captain Harlock Helmet, Takatoku toys, Japan, 1977-1978|
This is an item that has been on my wanted list for quite some time, and it finally arrived in Lisbon... Original toy from Japan - this helmet has a visor that can be pulled up or down and a leather strap so you won't loose it when you ride your bike ! Foam inserts - plastic.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Thursday, February 9, 2017
|Microman Godzilla / First Monochrome version, Takara, Japan, 2006|
Japan always had a thing with their monsters... Radioactive mutations were a popular subject after the horrors of the second WW and what better subject to make low-cost movies that would thrill young and old movie-goers...
But far from the special effects of Ray Harryhausen stop-motion, Japan went the other way around and used real actors in latex suits... A process George Lucas would use some years later for lots of the monsters of the first Star Wars trilogy, before CGI kicked in and filming was made more like computer programming than acting...
Please read more about it here.
|Haruo Nakajima, the real actor that did Godzilla "suit" acting|
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Shrunking heads ? nope... just Jumbo's today ! Take a Great Mazinger from Mattel, give it the treatment, and voilà ! Lots of Grendizer elements to be found also... can you spot them ?
|Great Mazinga, made by Fabianplastica for Mattel, Italy, 1978|