Monday, 20 October 2014

HOVER SPACE GLIDER: NEW PICTURES OF THE BOXED SET


We love Space Gliders here at Moon Base so it's a no brainer that I'd just drool over this one, the Hover Moon Base Space Glider boxed set no less! Here's the first boxed version I've seen, which appeared on the 'Bay earlier this year, from where I've archived the pictures.









Its interesting to compare this toy with the carded purple version we've shown before at MC.


What do you think of these Hover Space Gliders readers? Anyone got any or any different Hover toys?

Sunday, 19 October 2014

REMOTE CONTROL COAST GUARD VEHICLE

I recently put up some photos previously posted here of the remote control Coast Guard Vehicle on the Gerry Anderson toys Facebook page.



Although I described it as an Investigator 'knock off' toy, one of the first comments supposed it was more likely a Dinky toy knock off, and the toy company producing it probably had no knowledge of the Gerry Anderson connection.




Comparing the two I have to agree that that is a reasonable observation, and unlike the Dinky Armoured Car box, the Dinky Coastguard Amphibious Missile Launch  makes no mention of Gerry Anderson.



Although we've got two difference versions of the box and slightly difference versions of the toy itself, it's history still remains a bit of a mystery.


And the other question still remains - was there also a remote control Armoured Command Car released?

Apollo Moon Expo Stage II

Continuing my look at the world of Apollo Moon Exploring, here are some shots from Paul Vreede, from his personal collection which he has prepared as part of an ongoing space toy project. Paul has a more complete boxed set, plus one or two colour and model variations.































ISTANBUL TOY MUSEUM SPACE DISPLAY


Whilst dreaming of a vast empty warehouse, with a long neat row of illuminated glass cabinets down the middle  housing my space toys, I googled toy exhibitions.

I was impressed with the Istanbul Toy Museum's space display. There are lots of pics online from Tripadvisor and many others. It must be popular and one snapshot is possibly the best photo of a kid staring at a robot I've ever seen - from ChinaDaily.

Is there a toy or space museum or display near you readers? Any good?

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Spacex Mobile Launch Pad Instruction sheet courtesy of reader Mike Burrows

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Snow Train and Hover Tank Make a Model Book Century 21 courtesy of Woodsy

Scout 3 Box copy to print out and make up by Woodsy and Wotan

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BLOG EXCLUSIVE: TARHEEL PROBE FORCE 3 BOX ART AND INSTRUCTION SHEET DOWNLOAD
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