Sunday, May 29, 2011

Golden Press UFO Comic

   Last month my Wendy and I were visiting local antiques shoppes and I found this great comic book. It was published by Golden Press in 1978 and features 222 pages of UFO comic goodness. Every story guaranteed to be true. It's not in the best condition, but still worth owning. Here's a sample. Enjoy!


Tomy Chocovaders Collection

      The Japanese company Tomy released a collection of miniature UFO and Alien candy toys called Chocovaders. From what I read they are based on 'actual' UFO and Alien encounters. The alien figures were of little interest to me, but the UFOs looked really cool. Enjoy!

Garamon I Choose You!

    I love Japanese giant monster films and television shows. I'm a very big fan of the 1966 Tsuburaya series Ultra Q. This show brought us many memorable giant monsters. The robotic monster Garamon is quite possibly the show's most iconic creature. It featured in two episodes of Ultra Q and after a major personality makeover appeared in two episodes of Ultraman. The figure I'm featuring here was produced by Banpresto. Enjoy!

Character Age Magazine

I've seen many SF hobby magazines over the years and Character Age is my favorite. It's a Japanese magazine focussing on classic SF modeling subjects. In addition to articles on rare and unusual Japanese SF kits; they also regularly feature Star Wars, Star Trek and Irwin Allen related kits. It's released twice a year by Gakken Publishing and they are currently up to Vol. 6. Here are the covers. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Corgi Toy that's sure to Bug you

      My good friend Wotan from the Project Sword Moonbase recently wrote an article about the Corgi Diamonds Are Forever Moon Buggy toy. This really great piece featured photos of another really great Corgi toy known as the Lunar Bug. This toy looks really cool. I fell in love with it immediately. With its wings retracted I get a sort of Moon Zero Two vibe from it. This toy is not tied to any specific movie or TV series and that makes it more interesting to me as a collector. I must find one of these for myself. In the meantime Wotan has kindly given permission to display his Lunar Bug photos here. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

An Auto Decal that is FAB

My Wendy recently ordered a Thunderbirds themed auto decal. It's very cool! Have a look and enjoy!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

I Must Apologize

I just want to apologize to my readers for a severe lack of content recently. In addition to not feeling my best lately; I have had to contend with technical matters that have slowed things to a halt. This is especially true of my Behind the Green Screen articles. Regular blog entries will resume this Monday and I'll be able to continue Behind the Green Screen the following Sunday. I certainly appreciate your patience.

William A Schwartz