I do love Japanese toy and kit commercials. These Imai ads are great.
Hey Paul:German Supermarionation fan, Mickey Bister's site has just about everything television-advertising-wise available. Just click on the videoclips button and then they're sorted by series.http://www.thunderbirds-and-friends.de/Be warned though, there's an entire evening's worth of video nostalgia to be had...Enjoy,Graeme
Hey Graeme! Hi! Yeah, I love Mickey's site. I just can't get the ad's to run on my laptop for some reason and they aren't on YouTube( which I can view on the laptop). There's a cool Zero-X ad on Mickey's site. I know it's there, just never been able to watch it! if only I could find some UK, European, Canadian or US TV ads for Project SWORD/ Spacex. Now that would be something! Are you still into Outerspacemen?
Oh, Woodsy :( Didn't realise you still hadn't seen that Zero-X ad.Leave it to Toad ... **begin Mission Impossible music**Email on way.
Hey Paul:All Mickey's early clips are in .MOV format, which is a Quicktime file. I can only view them myself by downloading the videos to my hard drive and then watching. (Can't view them in my browser like YouTube content).Yes, I still have a soft spot for the Outer Space Men and continue to do replica parts for them & Major Matt Mason (helmets, weapons etc.) through toyreplicas.com
Just checked out Toyreplicas Graeme! Excellent. Outerspacemen are the one space toy range that I wish I had again but probably won't ever be able to afford. The backing cards that came with the figures have without doubt the most beautiful artwork of any sixties toys! BTW do you still have your Tarheel SWORD toys?
Hey Paul,Yes, the Outer Space Men packaging really outshines their inspiration (Major Matt Mason cards). I don't have a full set of SWORD vehicles but I do have a couple of Tarheel releases within my collection. Moonbus, PF3 and the Prospector are all 'T' versions.Cheers,Graeme
D'ya know it's five years since I bought some repro Xodiac parts off you - helmet, raygun, staff. Beautiful. But where does the time go Graeme? Pity we can't reproduce time! If you ever want to send me pics of your Tarheel SWORD fleet it would be great to post them on the blog - not many of us have seen a proper Tarheel PF3. There are lot's of copies like NASA and Hover but they're just not the real McCoy. I still have my signed copy of the Space Toys of the Sixties by Mr. Gilliam. Wasn't he a friend of yours?
Yea, time flies when you're not paying attention...RE: Tarheel SWORD - The molds appear to be identical to their C21-Toys counterparts. There may be differences in the embossed text on the underside that denotes manufacture but other than that, I'd be hard pressed to identify the manufacturing pedigree of a loose one from a photo. However, the box art is definitely unique so I'll see about taking pics for the blog later on in the week. I only have 3 boxes but I'll give it a go... (Prospector, MoonBus & PF3).I used to see Jim Gillam and Robert Goodwin quite a bit when I frequented Toy & Collectible Shows in the Toronto area but lost touch with them when I lost interest in the shows...Cheers,GW
Cheers Graeme,Pics in particular of the PF3 box would be so cool. Not many of us have one! I know what you mean about Toy Shows. I used to stand at them but gave that up as it took up too many whole Sundays. I do enjoy browsing at shows no and then still. Ebay has affected things for sure, both good and bad. Rob Godwin is a reader of this blog!Keep on Swordin'Paul
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