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The Toyman

Member Since 24 Jan 2008
Offline Last Active Aug 26 2014 02:00 PM

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The "space Pilots" Are On Their Way!

20 August 2014 - 02:19 AM

I've managed to get the two halves apart and so now I can start the clean up, many bits need to be straightened out. I'm not going to re paint anything, just touch up certain areas, and I'm absolutely thrilled that Marco has promised me a dome!!! :thumbs: 




More pics to follow!





Another Rotate-O-Matic Variation?

04 August 2014 - 12:56 PM

Hi everyone,

Last night I was lucky enough to buy a small but impressive toy collection. Amongst the space toys I got a mint boxed Directional robot and this red eye Horikawa. There is one in the database but it's listed as having a plastic head, my version has a tin head and the 'ears' are different. Got to say I love the intergalactic chaos depicted in the box art!




One From The Database!

02 August 2014 - 04:29 AM

This morning the first thing I spotted on Ebay was this saucer on a "Buy It Now", a quick check on the database confirmed its rarity. The seller had all sorts of junk for sale and this was being sold as parts. It looks like it just needs a dome and a back wheel! :thumbs:


...oh...and a box! :blush:






"Universe Explorer"

22 July 2014 - 10:45 AM

I was waiting in the wings to have a bid but then off it went!....ending at $1,422!

I love the "let's not bother with an Astronaut" cockpit and the colours of the ship and the box, altogether a cool piece!




"Roof doors open Mike!"

15 July 2014 - 09:23 AM

It's been a long time coming, but since I sold my very own "Budgie Supercar" about 15 years ago I've been on the look out for another mint or near mint boxed version at a sensible price . I tried in vain to buy my old one back but that didn't happen, anyway, here's the 'new' one all the way from the UK. The box had come apart along the main seam, so that's no problem, but there is a small end flap missing ( not mentioned in the listing )  so I'll have to scan the box and make a new one. It's great to finally own one again...


I'm thinking of re touching the paint loss on the wings as that's all it needs.