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Phil R

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Indian space toy humor

19 April 2014 - 03:17 AM

it must be desperation, pie-in-the-sky or something I'm missing. I almost laughed out loud when I saw this. It has to rank up there all time between reality and overstated description. "beautiful toy in good condition"



10 April 2014 - 03:31 PM

I may have found my lucky purchase for the year

Last Sunday when I was at Reninger's I was fortunate to find a Space Explorer robot at a great price. It was in excellent condition and had the antenna. The seller said it didn't run but considering the near mint condition I decided it must be a minor problem. I visited Joe at the museum, he got it running but not walking. I took it home and took the chest plate off (easy to do in this robot) and it seemed to run fine. It only needed a reattachment of the plastic scene of space to the plastic rotating drum.

The only thing I think happened at Joe's was that when he got it working it was in the light space scene sequence, where it sounds like the legs aren't working which is about 10 seconds or so, then it stops that function and starts walking. It continues to work fine with no apparent malfunction or broken parts. What a purchase at $50.


23 March 2014 - 07:16 PM

This Buck Rogers project started out as one rocket I wanted to build. Then it became a three rocket build. Then addition embellishments with a base. You have to use your imagination a little with the concept. It's a battle of Buck Rogers and two Tiger Men. They spy Buck and are making a pass to size him up. The Buck Rocket telescopes vertically and rotates on the multi-part rod and also swivels side to side. The large base represents the ground to sky and at the peak almost in space. The large sky base also rotates on bearings. The rocket engines include battery lighting.

Size is 24" high by 18" diameter. Buck's rocket is 16". Made of metal, plastic and wood.


03 March 2014 - 07:49 PM

DON'T make my mistake.

I got some robots out to show my granddaughter. As soon as I lifted the Chief Smoky repro knew something was wrong. It was worse than I expected. Major damage. I called Ray-O-Vac, indicating that the batteries were dated Dec 2016. They sent a label prepaid to ship the batteries , robot and a value reference from a website. They indicated they would compensate me for the robot. We'll see!

Apparently the first ones had CHIEF SMOKY and after had MR CHIEF?


03 March 2014 - 04:36 PM

Recently I purchased variations of the Korean version of the Astro Ray originally made by Shudo of Japan.  Although some of you may not like the variations at least the Korean company made entirely new designs of the gun instead of just color variations of the same design. They may not be "spacey" enough for your taste but I think the four guns look impressive together.


The fourth one I added last weekend, the Lazer 3, completes the foursome. In the database it's listed as having an additional end cap. I contest this for the following reasons: 1. None of the others have an additional end cap. 2. The gun wouldn't fit in the box. 3. It doens't make any sense to add a separate additional part that would get lost and has no function to add the production cost.


The guns were all purchased at two auctions and are essentially MIB.  I bought extras to complete a second set of 4 for sale or trade plus additional  singles of the Lazer 3 and more of the original Korean Astro Ray  for sale. If you're interested contact me at  redmanrestores@comcast.net