Well, the weeks work is done and its another sleepy Moonbase Suturday. Blue the dog is curled up on the couch after his morning walkies. This weeks ebayings have been posted at the local Post Office, which is always chocca on a Saturday morning for some reason. The shopping list has been drawnup and left in the expert hands of Mrs. Moonbase, who is currently executing the 'big shop' at Morrissons. Brunch will be served around 12.45: eggs, bacon, toast, coffee. Anyone coming round?
I've just been checking my auctions for this week - Crossfire, Fischer Technik, Akira art etc, which is all ending soon, and whilst browsing I came across this great modernish knockoff set, SPACE ATTACK.
As you know I love knockoffs, the more crazilly mixed-up the better. This sets a corker and mixes together 2 of my favourite Sixties toy lines: Colourforms Outer Space Men and Thunderbirds. Unlike humans and dinosaurs, it is entirely likely that these two toy ranges met many times back in the day as Collosus Rex pounded on Thunderbird 2's pod or Orbitron zapped Thunderbird 5 out of orbit! There's also a Space Shuttle thrown in, giving away the set's 80's origins but there's also a spaceship I don't recognise at all in the top right corner. The box art suggests further hybridisation with Star Wars and possibly Bravestarr? There's a Vaderesque face top left and an Imperial Shuttle right centre. All in all a great set and one I'd love in my Christmas stocking/sock or docking bay! During the summer the Philosophic Toad kindly donated the very same Alpha 7 figure (bottom left with ant antennae) from a similar set to the Moonbase collection.
PS. I'm seeing TB5's everywhere! Is it the most knocked-off Thunderbird toy ever? There's more very Comansi-like goodies here:
Ebay US. Cool little Eagle Transporter too!