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#1 Tinplate6

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 09:50 PM

I recently picked up these 4 space figures, and they have lots of personality. The figures consist of 2 aliens and 2 robots; they are approximately 2 inches tall and cast from soft plastic.

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The group was made in Hong Kong by a company who's logo I was able to photograph, but I can't discern the order of the letters...they seem to read as "ID Ltd." inside of a Thunderbird. :scratchhead:

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The characters are very retro looking. The skinny blue alien appears to be a hybrid, although he seems organic, he has robot claws for hands.

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The second alien is chunky indeed and is wearing torpedo-shaped rocket shoes.

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The one green robot looks like he was fashioned after Humpty-Dumpty, while the reddish robot is almost flat by comparison.

All 4 figures have traces of paint that may, or may not be original. These bare a certain resemblance to sets of figures made by a company know only as "Giant" although those figures are only 1 inch or so in height.

I have also seen these made into rubbery figures with suction cups on the bases so you could stick them to things. I pulled this picture off the internet of that set. You can clearly see the 4 characters in among the others.

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I really like the goofy 50's look of these pieces. :thumbs:

Edited by Tinplate6, 20 May 2012 - 02:59 AM.


#2 Blechroboter

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 05:07 AM

The group was made in Hong Kong by a company who's logo I was able to photograph, but I can't discern the order of the letters...they seem to read as "ID Ltd." inside of a Thunderbird. :scratchhead:

That´s a set of neat aliens :biggrin:
However the company´s name is LP and it shows the upper half of a giant or a djinn.
You can see it clearly on some of the boxes they made for their plastic space toys.
Also often a set of 8 space men in many different colour versions can be seen.

Many information is on Woodsy´s blog Moonbase Central if you use the search function: http://projectswordtoys.blogspot.de/
Specifically here: http://projectswordt...ex-figures.html
and here: http://projectswordt...ex-figures.html
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#3 Tinplate6

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 01:09 PM

Thanks Blech...wow, I wasn't even close on that logo. :blush: I don't suppose you have a larger photo of it do you? I guess you could see that as "LP" were it not for a break in each letter.

So, does anyone else have these, and how many were there?

#4 ANZinSpace

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 01:14 PM

You should also check out Astronit's photos on Flickr he seems to have found a number of variations of these figures.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:00 PM

I guess you could see that as "LP" were it not for a break in each letter.

The break is just the folded arms of the giant. The trademark was taken from the Space Bus box.
Space Bus is very small, it has the size of a human hand. The trademark has the size of a pea :biggrin:



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#6 Phil R

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 12:13 AM

Nice color on the spacemen. I got my rubbery style locally about 5 or so years ago. they were in a pile of odd items that he wanted a quarter apiece. I picked out all he had. As you can see they're bright colors.

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#7 Tinplate6

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:51 AM

Thanks guys for your replies. So, it seems there are two other alien/robot characters in the set, not including any possible astronauts.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 11:23 AM

Those are awesome looking, TP!