Friday, September 21, 2012

Corgi Lunar Bug Revisited

  Back in May 2011 my good friend Wotan from the Project Sword Moonbase blog gave his kind permission to publish pictures of his vintage Corgi moonbug.  It was a toy whose design I immediately fell in love with.  It's a combination of a space rover and the fabulous Jet car from the Gerry Anderson series Joe 90.  I love the retractable wings.  There's even space in the back to carry a Corgi Jr or Matchbox scale vehicle.   With Wotan's help and the generous assitance of another UK collector I was able to acquire one of these great toys for myself.  I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I do.  Enjoy!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ed Straker's Car

  In November of  2011 My Wendy and I took  a trip to Flagstaff and Prescott during which time we hit the anitques shoppes.  In Prescott I found a great shoppe with a lot of vintage toys especially diecast cars.  Among the selection I found this little gem.  A Dinky Ed Straker car from the 1970 Gerry Anderson TV series UFO.  I'd been hunting for one of these for a long time.   The shoppe owner didn't seem to realize that it was a TV tie-in toy or I suspect he would have charged more.  Suffice to say that I got an excellent deal.  Enjoy!

For comparison with Dinky Captain Scarlet Saloon car and Dinky Sam Loover's car

Grand Re Opening

         I do apologize yet again for such a long delay in new content.   In the last 14 months I've certainly had my share of ups and downs.  Things are back on track again.  I'm ready to get back in the game.  We'll start with a look at two vintage toys from Dinky and Corgi.