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Tinplate6

Member Since 29 Jan 2008
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The Mondo Iron Giant Is On Sale Now!

22 January 2015 - 05:45 PM

He's $300.

 

From the MONDO website...http://mondotees.com...e-pre-sale-info

 

We are thrilled to announce that the Iron Giant Deluxe Figure will be available for Pre-Order starting tomorrow. We worked to obtain the digital files used in the film to create the most accurate and detailed Iron Giant figure to date. As you guys probably know by now, we’re huge fans of the film and it’s been an incredible process bringing this hero to life.

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The figure features over 30 points of articulation and a variety of accessories allowing you to transform the Iron Giant into all of his notable incarnations. You’ll receive two interchangeable heads with light-up eyes, a magnetic “S” that can be detached from a Seafood sign and attached to his chest, switch-out “War Arm” when things get tense, a Hogarth mini-figure that sits perfectly in his hand, and of course, a girder to munch on. Additionally, the figure includes a sound feature with favorite Iron Giant quotes from the film.

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My Tommy-Ray Pistol

06 January 2015 - 10:43 PM

About...oh, seven or eight years ago, I purchased an unusual space gun, with a design that seemed familiar, however, it wasn't until recently that I found out how familiar it really was.
 
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The gun is a very simple flashlight design, measuring 6.5 inches long, and is molded in high impact plastic. It is marked on the right side; Royal Plastics Ltd., leading me to believe it was a British piece, however, the left side was marked; Arverne, N.Y.
 
What initially attracted me to it, was it's incredible resemblance to the Tommy Ray rifle, both in color and design, right down to that fragile rocket-shaped sight on the tip of the barrel. So, it was my guess it was produced to compliment the rifle, (not unlike the Pyrotomic Pistol and rifle) but they were not made by the same company.
 
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It had been in storage for a long time, and since I now had the Tommy Ray, I figured they would look great together, and they do, but that isn't what is so interesting about it. 
 
Once the gun was displayed, I noticed a lot of the design elements actually were closer to another space gun...the Super-Site Automatic pistol.
 
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Essentially, they are sister guns; if you saw off the scope and barrel from the Super-Site, you have a very close copy of this mystery gun. From the two comet-like shapes along the sides, right down to the cooling fins/ribs at the muzzel, even the grip and side safety are a match, except the Super-Site has a whistle in the grip. Additionally, when you pull the trigger, the yellow hammer slides forward, exactly like the Super-Site.
 
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So, aside from the obvious question; what is the name...which gun was it trying to copy, and which one came first?
 
Ok Alphadrome...have at it!

My 2014 Christmas-Bot

25 December 2014 - 04:43 PM

Funny how it only takes a few minutes to tear through...I mean, carefully unwrap one's Christmas gifts.  :blush: Yes, an early-morning, less than flattering, unshaven photo, however, without further ado, here is my only holiday robot; a very heavy diecast Robocon Gantsu robot from Japan. You'd have to know the 70's-80's TV show to understand all the features, suffice to say I think it's really cool!

 

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I hope all our other Alphadromers got what they wanted this Christmas...and more!    :biggrin:


Soviet Robot Sighted On Vintage Postcard

15 December 2014 - 04:25 PM

I was trolling our "favorite" auction site, and came across the sale of an old postcard. The seller identifies the robot as Ivan (no surprise there), and dated it 1967.

 

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Dunno, do you think this automaton is genuine or tin crossdresser from the Bolshoi ballet?  :scratchhead:


Toy Broker Alert! Castrotoys, Sevilla

04 December 2014 - 11:14 PM

Fellow Alphadromers, normally I don't like calling out anyone on the carpet, but I want to make sure none of you gets stuck.  :blush: 

 

A Spanish toy broker that goes by the handle, "Castro Toys", has serious ethics issues; I just lost $621 trying to purchase a rare Ar-tur robot from him...buyer beware. :crying-and-sobbing: