Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Monday, 28 July 2014

ANTI-DALEK SONIC DISINTERGRATOR

With reference to Woodsy's post about that mystery Ray Gun toy here's an ad for Lincoln International's Anti-Dalek guns which shows something similar.


Also here's Lincoln International's three other Anti - Dalek arsenal. 





I'd imagine they were all based on previously released toys but now with added 'Dalekmania'!

CODEG MISSILE FIRING CAR AND MISSILE FIRING ARMOURED CAR BOX SET

Ferryman Collection
[SpaceX Cricket shown for scale]








Sunday, 27 July 2014

MYSTERY RAY GUN TOY


What's the story behind this ray gun on this old Colliers magazine cover? 
I'm sure I've seen it before.

BOOK COVER SUMMER: TOYS AND ACTION MAN COVERS

I've always been fascinated by the use of toys on the covers of paperbacks. I think it stems from my passion for the photo box lids of the Tarheel Project SWORD toys.


Not sure if we've seen these book covers before but here goes:



and if that wasn't cool enough then take a look at this amazing post done by another blogger with a similar penchant for toy cover art. The Action Man shots are just brilliant!

Saturday, 26 July 2014

NEW PROJECT SWORD STORY ILLUSTRATION ARTIST


Image: Paul McCaffrey, ScarComics



The new Project SWORD story illustration will be drawn by Paul McCaffrey, pictured above. The illustration will form part of a newly commissioned TV21 to accompany a Limited edition Blu Ray Box Set, "Filmed in Supermarionation".

I have contacted Paul and unfortunately due to contractual reasons he was not able to tell us any more. He does read the blog though! We'll just have to wait until October for the first official TV21 Project SWORD artwork since Malcolm Stoke's drawing shown here for the final story "The End of the Beginning", 15th March 1969 [I have the full story and will post it next March near the date it appeared in 1969].

For more info about Paul go to COROFLOT.

Image: TV21, Malcolm Stokes

Friday, 25 July 2014

FRED IRA ORDWAY III RIP

Blog reader and publisher Rob Godwin has told me about the sad passing of his friend Fred Ordway, who Rob describes as one of a kind. Mr.Ordway advised Stanley Kubrick when he made 2001.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TRACY ISLAND REVEALED: First look at the home of Thunderbirds Are Go!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Tracy Island revealed: 

First look at the home of Thunderbirds Are Go

Producers release shot from the anticipated re-make of the much loved series

Fans get an exclusive first look at the new Tracy Island

The picture was unveiled to coincide with Thunderbirds panel at COMIC-CON® International 2014.


Thunderbirds Are Go producers have released an exclusive image from the production of their new series; an insight into the brand new Tracy Island. The picture was unveiled as a Thunderbirds panel came together to discuss the heritage of the series at COMIC-CON® International, San Diego, in celebration of the show's upcoming fiftieth anniversary in 2015.


Tracy Island is fondly remembered for its unique features including its retractable swimming pool and tilting palm trees. In keeping with the original setting, the island still stands tall over the crystal clear waters of an exotic location. 


The action packed reboot will be produced using a unique mix of CGI animation and live-action model sets to deliver a new level of action-adventure animation whilst also paying tribute to the classic 1960's phenomenon.


Speaking about Tracy Island, Executive Producer Giles Ridge said, "It's great to have the chance to give fans a sneak peak at the home of Thunderbirds. Tracy Island was a much loved feature of the original show, so it felt right that we showcase our new-look location with the show's followers."


ITV Studios is currently in production with Pukeko Pictures on a remake of the classic series originally produced by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. The series will debut on ITV and CITV in 2015 and has already been sold to Australia's Nine Network.


David Graham, the original voice of Parker, will reprise his role and is to be joined by Rosamund Pike as Lady Penelope. The Tracy brothers are to be voiced by Thomas Brodie Sangster (Game of Thrones), Kayvan Novak (Fonejacker) and Rasmus Hardiker (Saxondale)

For more information:

Rosie Jones

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Taylor Herring 

DALEK PATROL SHIP & PILOT

As the hotly anticipated new series of Doctor Who featuring Peter Capaldi  is due to air next month I though it’s time to give some Who merchandise a mention.



Generally speaking Who merchandise for me means  Daleks, and my latest acquisition is this Dalek Patrol Ship complete with pilot.


As far as I’m aware  this particular Patrol Ship first appeared in the fiftieth anniversary special  ‘Day Of The Doctor’.


 It has a spring loaded firing cannon on top, and removable armoured panels.


It’s scaled to the 3.75” series and comes with its own pilot.


It’s a perfect complimentary vehicle to the previously released Dalek Hoverbout.



BOOK COVER SUMMER: THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD


Check out this beautiful Booster Rocket on the cover of Heinlein's classic, The Man Who Sold The World.

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!

KYUSHU THUNDERBIRDS MUSEUM

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