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Phil R

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About Phil R

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  • Birthday 08/12/1944

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  • Interests Graphic art restoration and bugging Eagle

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  1. Phil R added a post in a topic: 4 GEAR HIGH WHEEL ROBOT   

    I bought this excellent condition 4 gear High Wheel robot yesterday at the Carlisle PA large car/car parts etc. show. It works great but the antenna is not functioning properly for the on/off. A rod is slightly protruding from the left top gear and when I push the rod the robot in movement temporarily stop moving. Is this an easy fix? I don't think the robot has ever been opened. Is the 4 gear or 6 wheel version more desirable? 
    I also might consider selling it.

  2. Phil R added a post in a topic: Ceramic 'ditto' Robots   

    What are the robots worth now in the aftermarket?
  3. Phil R added a post in a topic: Ceramic 'ditto' Robots   

    Picked up one of the ceramic Zoomer robots locally at a big train show today April 21, that comes to York, Pa in April. It has the Ditto imprint , Made in England, no serial number where it says edition number.The dealer was British.  Does anyone know after this amount of time if they were remade?


  4. Phil R added a post in a topic: Horikawa Battery Operated Space Gun   

    I've always liked the gun but somehow I never though of it being part rocket and raygun.
  5. Phil R added a post in a topic: Local Space Toy/robot Auction Part 5   

    Mike, the stickers worried me all the way home. Fortunately they came off very easily on the box. Don, I wish I could afford more. It takes a great deal of self control. I have consolation in getting about a dozen items in the 5 auctions.
  6. Phil R added a post in a topic: Local Space Toy/robot Auction Part 5   

    Well, here we are again. Part 5 of the local auction with space toys and robots. I only got one item but it was one I've been wanting for years. Mars Man windup spaceman almost mint in the original box. I finally took my own photos to get a better idea of what was displayed.




  7. Phil R added a post in a topic: New Way To Display Plastic   

    I bought this spacey punch bowl years ago and finally found a use for it. I displayed some rockets around the ring and arranged my space paperweights like planets around it sitting on a small table.

  8. Phil R added a post in a topic: 1954 Macy's Parade Rocket Card   

    The 50,000+ sq foot superstores of today have nothing on on the giants of the past. J.L. Hudson of the 50s built a 2 million+ sq. ft. superstore in Detroit. They were later acquired by Dayton-Hudson, Target, marshall Fields and Macy's. In 1954 they had a rocket float in the NY Macy's Parade. They produced an 8-1/2" x 3-1/2" promo card to be cut out and set up for the event. In 1952 they placed a 3,700 sq ft flag on the store.




  9. Phil R added a post in a topic: Cosmisk 3-Strale Mars Pistol   

    great set and graphics. The green (translucent?) cap sets it off nicely.
  10. Phil R added a post in a topic: Space Guns From Ussr   

    Which came first? This gun exists in several forms. As usual, Soviet toys are plain or uninspired.

  11. Phil R added a post in a topic: Phil R Space Plastic Collection   

    Mike, I got your message in Facebook.
  12. Phil R added a post in a topic: Rojo Toys Space Gun?   

    Slight variation on the silver.

  13. Phil R added a post in a topic: Beautiful Russian Space Toy with Box   

    The progression of flight concept is fascinating. One common artistic interpretation in Russian and Easter European space art is a dated style that seems more pre WW2 that 1950s. This is especially true of Russian toy design and box art. As an artist I think it may be their politically repressed expression afraid to come out.
  14. Phil R added a post in a topic: Local Space Toy/robot Auction Part 4   

    Several problems. I don't follow robot prices as much as others and others probably don't follow space toy prices as much as I do. I never get a chance to document what's on the tables because of the poor usually single photo. When I get there I look up some items I'm not sure of price wise if possible. When the space toys come up it's like a chess game. You have to quickly pick and choose what you really want and when to quit bidding. I bid on what I like because I'm going to keep it. I usually bid on probably 8 to 10 items out of the pieces I didn't already have. That robot was one I obviously didn't get. I knew it was worth more but who knows what it would have taken to get it. I wanted some of the saucers more. I don't have carte blanche like some members to spend whatever I want at these auctions.
    It hurts to let them go knowing it was a great deal but I can't buy them all. I've gotten some nice toys the past 4 auctions there and I'm generally satisfied. The strange thing is that I kind of expected some members after the first auction I reported to ask to get involved if there are any more. I've gotten very little response to the posts and no requests to let anyone know and possibly be there. I would have been glad to share.
  15. Phil R added a post in a topic: Local Space Toy/robot Auction Part 4   

    Joe, yes. I bid on it but didn't get it. What do they sell for?

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