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Dirk

Member Since 29 Sep 2002
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In Topic: Never give up!

18 April 2014 - 12:12 PM

Congrats Chili!
Best I found were original ears for my Winky! OK it was a Winky head with ears...
...P.S. send 500 Euro and I will realize your dream about these original Dux Antenna! :-)

In Topic: ORIGINAL RED AND GREEN STRENCO ROBOT NUREMBERG TOY FAIR 1955

10 April 2014 - 11:26 PM

hey dirk, time for another travel in the T-1 for some ST-1 Investigation?

 

Hey Martijn - YES indeed. But now we would need an TT 1 (Timetraveller 1) to find answers for our questions!

 

Yes John - too shiny indeed. And also the backpack looks a bit to fresh in comparison to the heavily used look of his body. I have no clue...


In Topic: ORIGINAL RED AND GREEN STRENCO ROBOT NUREMBERG TOY FAIR 1955

09 April 2014 - 10:19 PM

...the green colour has been painted over silver paint, not directly over the bare tin...

KLAUS - Why not? We simply have no clue, what the manufacturers did to their toys to Display them as good as possible... In those times, they were just (cheap) toys! Have you ever seen the repainted area around the tabs of a Yonezawa Athlete Robot? Some of them look like a blind restorer has done a junk job. Indeed, its factory made... 


In Topic: ORIGINAL RED AND GREEN STRENCO ROBOT NUREMBERG TOY FAIR 1955

09 April 2014 - 10:07 PM

DAVID you are right! (...in my opinion) - The asking price is way over the top! Nobody will pay 30K for that robot. (I guess). But lets not discus Prices! 

 

The main point is, it is very hard to believe, that this robot is not a fake. I remember the Situation very well, when Gernot & me drove back home from Paris and he showed me the red painted sample, he had purchased there for 5 x the Price of a plain silver one. I hold it in my hands - I viewed it from all sides and I gave it back to him and said: "I do not believe! This can't be real! It simply looks like a red and green painted ST1 to me... And we had never heard of a red ST1 before. GERNOT believed in it - and I did not! Some years later, when I found that photograph, we both knew, that this was the proof for the red ST1.


In Topic: Is this a Prototype or an Indian makeover ?

09 April 2014 - 09:36 PM

KLAUS - My plan was:

 

1.) Cut off his head 2.) Have a look inside ... and 3.) Replace with a selfmade repainted head from an High Wheel Junker...

 

GERNOT protested heavily against this forgoing! He was willing to save him as it is. So we made a Little trade deal and the Indian Robot will survive in Gernot's collection. I got something very special for my collection. - That was also very OK for me.