As some of you may already know I have been in touch with Ray over the past few years when he officially decided to stop traveling to shows. I feel fortunate that he contacted me to help him with that transitional part of his life. One of the many special qualities of Ray was that he was not just a knowledgeable businessman but was always available to talk even if not about toys. Ray was much more than just a pioneer in our hobby and an all around nice guy! I only wish he had more time to enjoy his retirement without all the ailments he was dealing with. What was amazing to me is that Ray always had an upbeat attitude even when he had a car accident and went for several operations. I think we all agree he really truly loved this hobby and probably had the deepest appreciation and understanding for the widest spectrum of collectibles ranging from prewar toys to Zippo lighters. Ray was one of the first people I met in Atlantic City 20 years ago and certainly the most influential person to me in my collecting and even when I transitioned into manufacturing. You will be missed Ray.
Just an update for the Alphadromers since we have been receiving a lot of emails from our customers in hopes of Chief Robotman arriving in December. Release date has been pushed to early next year. Molds will be finished end of January, and then production will start. That's all the news I have for now.
You're fast Laserman. We just posted within 2 minutes of each other. I cleaned up the pic a little and put it in the ads section. These are arriving in about a week. With all these new designs, there should be something of interest for everyone coming from Metal House.
I just picked up these 2 model kits. It amazes me how intricate these 2" tall robots are in function and detail. Anyone else seen these before? I'm really looking for the others to complete my set. Each one has mechanical moving arms. Reminds me of the TOMY Japan designs from the 80's.