Here is a collection of still photos of various Remco toys. There are so many great toys and sets shown - some have been featured on Moonbase Central before, others I have never seen.
REMCO Toys : A Pictorial History - YouTube
I associate Max Head Head Headroom with TV programmes like Lexx for some reason. Maybe they were on during the same period?
Max was always a good laugh as long as you could cope with the jerky movements. I've no idea what he went on about now though.
Do you remember Max?
I'm perplexed by this Argentinian toy rifle, the Luminosa.
It was on an old auction and listed as a "V" toy, you know, the V Visitor TV series, the one with the lizards under the skin.
Now I wasn't a mega fan of V, although I did watch it, but I don't recognise the rifle or any of the imagery on the backing card art. Is it V?
Do you think so?
I'm always chuffed when I see the HG Toys copies of the Tri-ang SpaceX cruisers.
They came in brown and silver hard plastic.
I saw these on Ebay where they sometimes turn up. I saved the pics.
Had a hot bowl of Reddy Break tonight and it's true, I'd forgotten how good it was!
Quite delicious and I remember when I was a kid it was marketed as central heating for kids! In fact the kids on the TV ad back then did actually glow!
This ad must in some way still have an influence because my 4 year old Grandson refused some Reddy Brek because he'd heard it makes kids sort of light up! ha ha Now that's marketing!
Do you like Reddy Brek?
Just found a short item on Hot Wheels TV, on You Tube, about the Mattel Dream Mobile. It gives a history of the original Mattel Dream Car from 1953, stock number No.465.
This was a large plastic toy, 10 1/2 inches long, with a friction motor, and removable 'bomber bubble' top, and originally sold for $1.98. It came in '4 futuristic colors'. These were Red Blaze, Chartreuse Dreamliner (green), Black Diamond, and Blue Bullet.
The presenter also mentions yellow and ivory (cream). There is a shot of a period Mattel ad, which also appears on the Hot Wheels Wiki entry for this model, from which most of this information is taken.
Mattel introduced a scaled down Hot Wheels version in 2020 in red, and a blue (really more of a turquoise) version for 2021, which actually appeared in late 2020 - I have already sent you a shot of this on its card [which has already been on the blog].
Paul Adams from New Zealand