Friday, 27 March 2015

GURPED AGAIN: SCOUT 3 SWORDBOMB!


Look, GURPS Traveller might call this the IISS Scout/ Courier but we all know its a Project SWORD Scout 3 with identity issues! Keep Travellin' ha ha! Bombed!


* PS. on a more serious note, five years ago we got a great message from the GURPS Scout designer Bill Keith. A good read. Click here

Thursday, 26 March 2015

DIE-CAST ZERO X TOY IN THE 1970's?

Browsing the cyberswards I came across this old thread on the Mego Museum forum from 2009. It concerns Zero X and Moonbase Central even gets a mention! 

http://megomuseum.com/community/showthread.php?32013-Gerry-Anderson-toy-question-Zero-X

The question posed is really fascinating and I'm unsure if it was satisfactorily concluded: was there a die-cast metallic green 9 inch Zero X toy in the 1970's?

DISNEY MOON BASE


Woodsy, here's the Moon Base from Disneyland "Flight to the Moon" ride in the 1960s.

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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

AUSTRALIAN TARHEEL TOYS?

I've been reading about a rare 007 collectable called SPY BATH from 1977. Its basically a James Bond bubble bath in the shape of a Lotus Esprit. It came in a neat colour box and one sold on Ebay a while back for hundreds. The most interesting thing is that it was made by Tarheel of Australia! Does anyone know who they were?



For more info check out the 007 Collector site.

THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO UK TRANSMISSION DATE

CITV have confirmed the transmission date for the new Thunderbirds series as 4/4/15 at 5.00 pm on ITV  . Will you be watching?

Meanwhile, here's a breakdown of the new Thunderbird 2.

the definitive guide to vintage thunderbirds toys - steve's thunderbirds vintage toys

BLOG EXCLUSIVES ARCHIVE: CUrrently out of order

Spacex Mobile Launch Pad Instruction sheet courtesy of reader Mike Burrows

Spacex Nuclear Pulse Instruction sheet courtesy of reader Mike Burrows

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

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

BLOG EXCLUSIVE: TARHEEL PROBE FORCE 3 BOX ART AND INSTRUCTION SHEET DOWNLOAD
Courtesy of Graeme Walker

Blog exclusive 3 - tarheel moon prospector instruction sheet - print-out a4 and keep!

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