|League of Extraordinary Gentlemen|
|pic courtesy of ebay|
Multiple Toymakers and Imperial toys often include a full set of six differnt aliens in their wonderful Apollo Exploration box set - a toy I really need to add to my own collection! - but the little chrome 2cm versions were also copied by Dekkertoys in the 1980's, with a matt silver finish.
|Woodsys Ap Ex set|
|Dekkertoys 1980's release|
|Recent chrome variant (thanks Kev!)|
My first encounter with the aliens was the rubber Moon Men and I was immediately smitten with the bell shaped guy, who I decided was the warlike leader! For my very first blog post back in September 2008, I painted a rendition of him, on canvas. Oddly enough, I actually sold this at an art fair in Liverpool some years ago, so if you bought it, let me know!
|Bulloch original with an early line up|
There are many different variation of these figures, in hard plastic, transparent resin, rubber and even versions mounted on springs!
|Late addition blue/green|
|three variations of Moon Men|
But far and away my favourite is the very first rubber version, now missing the top of his pointy head, from having been swung on a thread out of the window! This lucky chap came from Woolworths in Dingle, Liverpool in about 1970 and is still with me today!
|Original rubber and Moon Exploring versions|
|Original 'Moon Man' with mystery logo|
|Small Apollo Moon Exploring version with 'LP' logo, with thanks to Paul Vreede.|