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Thunderbirds The Vault by Marcus Hearn (book review).

September 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Thunderbirds The Vault by Marcus Hearn (book review).

With ‘Thunderbirds The Vault’ by Marcus Hearne, don’t expect pull-outs and such that have been with other vaults. However, there is a wealth of photos from all the Anderson shows, mostly obviously ‘Thunderbirds’, behind the scenes, production staff and merchandise. The only nuisance thing occasionally is having some photos overlaid with photos, especially with things […]

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Star Wars: Remote control BB-8 droid toy looks likely to wow.

September 3, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Star Wars: Remote control BB-8 droid toy looks likely to wow.

Robot maker firm Sphero has revealed details of their new remote control toy based on the forthcoming Star Wars Force Unleashed movie BB-8 droid, which is likely to become a rather sold-out and much fought-over toy this Christmas – even at the likely £130 price tag. It’s all done with magnets, you know! I’ll wrestle […]

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Monster Mash: The Creepy, Kooky Monster Craze In America: 1957-1972 by Mark Voger (book review).

August 20, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Monster Mash: The Creepy, Kooky Monster Craze In America: 1957-1972 by Mark Voger (book review).

The title ‘Monster Mash: The Creepy, Kooky Monster Craze In America: 1957-1972’ gives away what this book by Mark Voger is about. It’s just a shame, it has such a rubbish cover, even if it is an illustration of a Don Post mask, which I’m sure would put off readers who would really enjoy the […]

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Capturing Archetypes: Twenty Years Of Sideshow Collectables Art (book review)

July 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Capturing Archetypes: Twenty Years Of Sideshow Collectables Art   (book review)

It seems to be Sideshow Collectables’ month with another book showing off their wares but as ‘Capturing Archetypes: Twenty Years Of Sideshow Collectables’ was originally released Stateside, this might be more like me catching up. If you live in the USA, you might already own a copy. I should point out that this book isn’t […]

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International Rescue: Thunderbird 2 Press-Out And Build Manual by Geoff Rayner and illustrated by Graham Bleathman (book review).

May 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
International Rescue: Thunderbird 2 Press-Out And Build Manual by Geoff Rayner and illustrated by Graham Bleathman (book review).

Buy Two and get Four free. By that I mean, with Thunderbird Two, you also get Thunderbird Four. This book, ‘International Rescue: Thunderbird 2 Press-Out And Build Manual’ has text and cutaway diagrams from the ‘International Rescue: Thunderbirds Agents’ Technical Manual’ that I reviewed a while back. However, as the front cover shows, this book […]

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In The Pink – a brief article by: GF Willmetts.

July 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
In The Pink – a brief article by: GF Willmetts.

Actually, this is more like a word of warning as to where you keep your toys or models. A year or so ago, I noticed when cleaning a toy ‘Marvel Legends’ Magneto in my windowsill that when I took its helmet off, when he’d been exposed to the light was like a light cross on his […]

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Thunderbird 2: Sci-Fi Revoltech Series No. 44 (toy review).

June 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Thunderbird 2: Sci-Fi Revoltech Series No. 44 (toy review).

I’m never quite sure how to classify Japanese toys. The number of small parts would certainly deter them being given to young children to play with on this side of the world. However, putting your spogs aside for the moment, this ‘Thunderbird 2’ makes great fare for us adults wanting something else for our ‘Thunderbirds’ […]

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Toy Story . . . live action movie planned?

April 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
Toy Story . . . live action movie planned?

After the success of the previous films in the ‘Toy Story’ franchise, Disney/Pixar have suggested that their next new movie in the series might combine live-action with CGI and feature characters from all three films. George Clooney is in the frame as being lined up to play the Buzz Lightyear role, with Bradley Cooper stepping into Woody’s […]

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TV Toys by Anthony A. McGoldrick (book review).

November 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
TV Toys by Anthony A. McGoldrick (book review).

When I saw a picture from Anthony A. McGoldrick’s book, ‘TV Toys’, on-line and recognised three of the toys that I own, I thought I ought to investigate further. It’s always interesting to see what other toys might be there in such books and when I scanned the pages, identified fourteen from the photos. This […]

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Thunderbirds: 100 F.A.B. Postcards (merchandise review).

November 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Thunderbirds: 100 F.A.B. Postcards (merchandise review).

About this time of year, you’re no doubt looking around for something a little different to hide away for presents for late December under the dreaded ‘C’mas word. That being the case, you might well come across this little novelty, ‘Thunderbirds: 100 F.A.B. Postcards’. Actually, it’s a slightly bigger novelty because inside the box is […]

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