Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Going to Vegas, Baby !


Straight from the Time-Bokan / Yatterman series is this little guy. Remember the fuzzy dice people installed in their cars ? Well, here you have the bot-version. Strangely enough, it even appeared in a Gatchaman spin-off later on !

What did Princess do to the poor little bot ?





Yatterman Omotchama Robot, Tatsunoko, Japan,
2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014

I'm finally seeing clear...




For all the would-be engineers between us, it is nice to see that beneath each wonderfull mecha design of Go Nagai, there is a very planned structure of how these robots really do work.


Grandizer, Banpresto, 1999, China
Great Mazinger, Banpresto, 1999, China

Mazinger, Banpresto, 1999, China
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Je n'ai besoin de personne, en Harley Davidson ...

OK, not going to talk about bikes with big V-engines right now. But bikes with two pedals. Much less noise, and really a lot of fun. A "petit clin d'oeil" to the Tour de France going on as we speak.


Since I 'm living in a city with lots of hills, bicycles are not yet really a big thing here in Lisbon. I had to leave my 3-speed 20+ kg bike full of chrome and fenders in Belgium, and head on for something lighter and with a higher number of hill-climbing options (even though, in the end, it all comes down to what you have in your thighs !)



"Bikers", Different makers, ?, France and Belgium ? 1970's

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Any pieces missing ?

Captain Harlock, Puzzle, ?, Japan, 1970's
OK, these are easy to make...
But, then again... I am a lazy butt and will keep it MIB, MIP, untouched and what have you not...

Oohhh ! The joys of the freaking collector !