Sunday, 5 December 2021
We may have had this Winex saucer on MC before but it's such a great looking toy that it's back!
The vehicles featured on the box header will be mostly known to all of us as Blue Box space vehicles.
I've never seen this Winex issued saucer as a Blue Box boxed or carded toy. Have you readers?
Another look at the Sixteen 12 ‘Earthbound’ Episode set which appeared in August, 2020.
This set features the Kaldorian spacecraft, and a Rescue Eagle. It also comes with a docking tube, and an Alpha Buggy.
As the Kaldorian ship is intended to be in-scale with the 12” Eagle, it’s a good size, and has plenty of detailing.
‘Earthbound’ is a popular first season Space: 1999 episode, and one of my favourites. The egg-like Kaldorian ship is certainly an inspired otherworldly design, reminiscent of a child’s spinning top toy.
The original filming props were built by Space Models in two sizes, the largest being two foot in diameter.
While the Kaldorian ship marks the first time the Alphans encounter an alien vehicle, the ‘Earthbound’ episode is where we first see the red-striped Rescue Pod.
It turns out that the original Product Enterprise Rescue had red stripes that were too thin; the new Sixteen 12 version corrects that error.
The docking tube attaches to the pod door and the flat surfaces on the Kaldorian ship’s main body magnetically, but as the Eagle pod doesn’t have extending legs, connection is only possible by placing on its display plinth.
Here’s a selection of photos I took showing both the prototype and released Sixteen 12 models.
Here is another 60s Child item from You Tube, called Made in Hong Kong.
It covers, mainly with photos, many plastic toys of the 1960s that were made in Hong Kong. Doll manufacture was a pretty gruesome business judging from the introduction.
I did have one of the cap-firing rockets (shown at 3:43) that you dropped on to a hard surface to detonate it, but mine was red and silver. The Dawn Patrol set of WW1 aeroplanes (at 5:38) is also interesting, there were two movies of this title, in 1930 and 1938.
I also had some of the toy animals, but I think mine would have been bought loose, rather than in a set ?
Paul Adams from New Zealand
Saturday, 4 December 2021
CHECKLISTS BY BRAND (FOR COUNTRY BY COUNTRY SEE TOP OF BLOG)
PROJECT SWORD SPACEX TIMELINE
- 1968 SPACEX LT10 CONCEPT
- 1966 SPACE GLIDER REAL THING
- 1969 LUNAR CLIMBER & MOONSHIP
- 1968 PROJECT SWORD ANNUAL
- 1968 TV21 #168 PROJECT SWORD PHASE 2
- 1968 PLEASURE CRUISER CONCEPT
- 1968 CENTURY 21 TOY MANUAL
- 1967 SCOUT 1 CONCEPT
- 1967 NUCLEAR FERRY TOY AD
- 1967 SWORD TOY AD
- 1967 SWORD TOY AD
- 1966 SPACE GLIDER CONCEPT
- 1966 HOVERTANK IN COMIC
- 1966 NUKE PULSE NEEDLEPROBE IN COMIC
- 1966 ZERO X FILM DEBUT
- 1966 MOONBUS IN COMIC
- 1966 SPACE PATROL 1
- 1966 P3 HELICOPTER IN COMIC
- 1966 SAND FLEA AND SNOW TRAIN
- 1966 MOBILE LAUNCH PAD IN COMIC
- 1965 SPACEX MOONBASE CONCEPT
- 1965 APOLLO FIRST UK TOY AD
- 1962 NOVA CONCEPT
- 1962 MOONBUS CONCEPT
- 1961 MOON PROSPECTOR CONCEPT
- 1953 MOLAB CONCEPT