Friday, 31 October 2014

BIG FRANKIE'S PANTS FALL DOWN!


My fave vintage monster toy of all time,
Blushing Frankenstein aka Mod Monster!
A classic! I even took it to my first school as a kid in the Sixties on 'bring a toy to School' day!

What's your fave monster toy?

CENTURY 21 ZERO-X TOY AND BOX REPAIRS 3: FINAL PART


Final part of my home movie covering basic repairs to my Zero X toy and box. At the end of this session, after much vintage toy shaking, I basically lose the will to live and give up! Enjoy!

It's Halo-een!

Sorry, couldn't resist. I've been laughing at Microsofts decision to name its talking assistant software on the Windows phone platform after the sassy, scantily clad AI from the Halo franchise; Cortana.

Photo caption: "JUST GIVE US THE CANDY, NOT EXCUSES"

IDEAL MONSTER LAB! IT'S BIG!


This is the Monster Lab by IDEAL from the 1960's. I didn't have one as a kid - not sure if they were available in the UK? - but I treated myself to one about ten years ago. Its housed in a huge colour box, second only in size to my Topper Johnny Seven One Man Army box!

Anyways, I've never managed to get mine to work but I found this short clip on the Tube. You'll see that Big Frankie glides around the Lab, sparks of electricity flash and his iron mask flies off revealing a hideous face! Bit like me in the morning!

Anyone else got any monster toys readers?

MAD MONSTER PARTY! YEAH!


MAD MONSTER PARTY 1967

SUPERSCARIONATION!

Wonder if Gerry Anderson wanted to make a movie like this?

YOU'LL DIE LAUGHING THIS HALLOWEEN!


ABC You'll Die Laughing
English gum cards
1960's

Did you get these as a kid like me readers?

source: dixonverse.net

KEVIN'S SUTCLIFFE SEA WOLF TOY



Hi Woodsy

I seem to have developed a nautical theme here which was totally unintentional. Here are some pictures of my latest acquisition, the clockwork Sea Wolf submarine made by Sutcliffe. I had one of these as a kid and recently got this one for purely nostalgic reasons. It is a metal toy with minimal detail but it looks neat. 

The clockwork motor still works and the sub dives by virtue of its forward motion and downwards pointing hydroplanes. When it slows down, its buoyancy brings it back up again. The key fits into a winder hidden beneath the rubber bung on the conning tower. Neat huh?


Take care,
Kevin

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toys: soft plastic laughing skull 1960's, blushing mod monster frankenstein 1960's, singing dracula 1990's

Thursday, 30 October 2014

MOONBASE CINEMA: CENTURY 21 ZERO X BOX AND TOY REPAIRS 2


A second short video of me making simple repairs to my Century 21 Zero X toy, star of the Gerry Anderson film Thunderbirds Are Go. In this second part I finish the repairs of my box and start on basic upkeep of the toy itself!

Excuse my wobbly voice. No idea what's happened there! I don't usually sound like a live in a fish tank!

The final part to follow tomorrow if you can still stand watching!
OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS WE'LL SHOWCASE SOME OF KEVIN D'S NEW AND FAB SCRATCH BUILDS AND TOYS. 
KEVIN HEAVEN!
ENJOY!

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Tarheel Moon Prospector Instruction sheet courtesy of Woodsy

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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