Tederos is a line of robot and monster related toys produced by the Japanese company Marusan. I purchased Tederos 2 because it looked like a neat hybrid of Thunderbird 2 and Starbug from Red Dwarf. I love the vintage Showa style art on the box. As for the storyline for this toy I've included the plot description printed in English on the box. Enjoy!
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
In 1968 Tsuburaya Productions gave Japan Operation Mystery. An adult oriented series about the Scientific Research Institute (SRI) and their mission to investigate unusual phenomena. My Japanese friends have likened it to the X Files. I've never seen the series, but I own a piece of merchandise in the form of the Tortoise. A small model of the SRI's distinctive patrol car. Enjoy!
Friday, March 11, 2011
The video in my previous post featured a sequence in which two men in an armored vehicle are menaced by stop motion creatures. The vehicle appeared to be a repainted and slightly redressed version of the U59 explosives transporter from the Gerry Anderson TV series Joe 90. Japanese model company Tamiya had released a kit of this vehicle which they referred to as the Wildcat. This kit appears to be the basis of the vehicle seen in the video. Special thanks to my good friend Mr. Bulloch for bringing this to my attention. I don't own the Tamiya kit, but I DO have the small Konami model. Enjoy!
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I found a Youtube video featuring the opening of Kyoryu Tankentai Born Free. Now you can see what the dino rescue vehicles in my previous 3 posts looked like in their original studio miniature form. Enjoy!