Sunday, 20 April 2014

THAT'S NO BULLFIGHT!


An apology is due to the Starriors Star Wars space ship by Hap-P-Kids. Yesterday I posted it as the Ugliest Space Toy Ever as it contained a bullfight.


Reader CINE31 has seen the error of my ways and correctly pointed out that it is not a bullfigh! It is in fact Darth Vader fighting Luke Skywalker! That would explain the 'Star Wars' in the toy's title! Doh! My mistake! I thought Darth was a bull! I really should have gone to Specsavers! Thanks CINE31.


That's no Moon!

BREAKFAST AT ANDERCON

Just had breakfast and sat at the table next to us was TV21 artist, Mike Noble and Gerry Anderson comic collection artist,  Lee Sullivan.

I have to say both are splendid fellas and quite happily posed for a photo.
The chap sat on the table behind is the voice of the Daleks,  Nick Briggs.

EASTER TV21 PROJECT SWORD STORY: THE REBEL


April 20th 
EASTER
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Where were you readers?

HAPPY MOONBASE EASTER SUNDAY

Whilst Scoops living the life down at Andercon, the rest of us have to enjoy Easter as best we can! Here are a few Easter things scattered around Moonbase. Check out the Woodsyesque Easter egg, complete with sideburns, in the basket, courtesy of Daughter Moonbase! As for the happy little chick, I just can't get rid of him. He wants my Prospeggtor!






Saturday, 19 April 2014

MORE FROM ANDERCON

A few roving reporter snaps from the Con.

There's models,  merchandise and the odd guest mixing with the crowds.

THE UGLIEST SPACE TOY EVER? THE STARRIORS 'STAR WARS' SPACE SHIP






We all know that space toys can get ugly in the wrong hands. Here's one that takes the biscuit. It's listed as a Star Wars Starriors Space Ship by Hap-P-Kid 1997 and made in Greece I think. 


At first I thought it was a militarized Thunderbird Five. Then I thought it's a mash-up of a flying saucer with a Klingon Bird of Prey slapped on its rump. I gave up once I saw what was going on in the cockpit. Unless I need to go back to Specsavers, it looks like a bullfight! Bullfights in space, really! Its a whole new kind of ugly!

ANDERCON

Andercon is about to launch as one or two V.I.P.'s look for a parking space!

EASTER PRESENTS?

I remember getting a lot of Easter eggs at Easter back in the Sixties: cardboard clocks, big cups and a plastic truck all with a big foil-wrapped egg packaged in cellophane. I don't remember getting any other prezzies though like at Christmas like space toys or action men.


Did you get Easter presents readers?

EASTER X


Zero X Flyby
Easter Island

Friday, 18 April 2014

THE SCOOP HAS LANDED

I've arrived at the venue and booked into the hotel.

First impressions is the hotel is just a maze of corridors and very easy to get completely lost.  It would be perfect for a Prisoner convention!

Apart from this sign outside there's no indication in the hotel itself that hundreds of Anderson fanatics are about to decend

Still early days yet.

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

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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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