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David Kirk

Member Since 29 Sep 2002
Offline Last Active Jul 25 2014 04:52 PM

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In Topic: Oddities from the vault

24 July 2014 - 08:48 PM

That clear fellow was at Jay Brotter's booth at the Allentown toy fair five or ten years ago. Is that the photo I posted?  Maybe I mentioned where it was at the time. I'll bet Jay knows all about it. It seems to me it was a yonezawa model, but I could be remembering wrong. I believe E bought it, back then. I'm sorry E doesn't appear anymore. He knew a lot, even if he ruffled feathers.

In Topic: Alps Mr. Robot Vs Strenco St-1 Round 2

21 July 2014 - 04:07 AM

I've always thought some of those Meccanos were very close to Lilliput, but I was never certain the Meccanos or Erectors were pre 39. Are they? I like your Iron Fireman connection - but I wonder if it's reaching a little far. There's some overall proportion and head similarity, but the body and the arms and legs are quite different. All the facial features are different too. 

In Topic: Alps Mr. Robot Vs Strenco St-1 Round 2

15 July 2014 - 11:11 PM

What about the spark window that's closed on the Alps? Why use that bit of decoration if it's original and not just a modified copy? I like all your reasoning, but I don't think the coil is a convincing factor either. The alps coil is a clever improvement - just a new way to hold in the battery without an additional clasp, just as you were saying. I assume labor was cheaper in Japan at the time. Maybe they could afford those improvements.

In Topic: MARX Electric robot

04 July 2014 - 11:24 PM

Nice introduction!

In Topic: Robby Studebaker Video

17 June 2014 - 11:56 PM

What fun! I've never seen it before. I love the arm action. Thanks!