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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:40 pm

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I guess, when it comes to collecting, I am a bit of a Magpie.. I only collect what I like, trouble being I like a lot of things Wink

The Bond's, all of which are 1/6th scale, were produced by Sideshow collectables.

Yeah, Joe 90's another of the Gerry Anderson produced puppet shows from the 1960's, a lot of these television series had a revival in the 90's (from when this toy was produced), with associated major merchandising push, when they were broadcast on the B.B.C.

Joe was a 9 year old boy who was also secret agent.. in each episode, after sitting in a special experimental device, he'd be given the skills & specialist knowledge required to complete the mission by transferring the recorded brainwave patterns of whoever was top of their field. One week he'd be a test pilot the other a brain surgeon.









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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:58 am

More Doozers doin' what Doozers do..



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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:28 pm

More Aliens action..



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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:20 pm



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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:36 pm

Nice aliens and Scarlett stuff. So the majority of the Scarlett figures seem to be named for colors, that's pretty cool. Easy to remember their names if you can see them. Lol

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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:39 pm

Cheers Very Happy

Being colour coded sure helps with remembering their names Laughing

More toys based upon a Gerry Anderson classic, & probably his most famous creation...



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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:31 am



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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:31 am

T'shot - so many cool toys :Drool: Love the 007 figures, especially Jaws! The Alien stuff is cool too. I think my favourites are the vehicles for Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet - such great designs and colours. Kudos for adding the 'earth particles' on the pic of the Mole as it drills!!

I remember well Penguin biscuits when I lived in UK but don't recall the Captain Scarlet offers - so cool that you have all the bits and pieces for that promo, the toy is cool but the wrappers are just brilliant with that artwork bow

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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:19 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:49 pm

Wheeled Warriors


Saw Boss


Armed Force



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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:19 pm

This one will probably mean absolutely nothing to anyone who isn't both English & under the age of 40 Laughing ... The Trumpton Fire Brigade:



Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble, Grub.


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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:07 pm

The last couple of posts have been toy lines I haven't heard of. This is a neat fire truck set though. I am sure the wheeled warriors is cool too, but the odd vehicle design just doesn't appeal to me to be honest. This fire truck though is neat. Are the little people diecast or plastic? The truck looks like a mix, mainly plastic with some metal or diecast parts maybe

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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:53 pm

Very Happy Hi Bryan,

The fire truck's one of my treasures, I couldn't of been much older than 4 or 5 years old when I received it as a present from my Grandmother.. it's one of those things that's probably worthless yet sentimentally priceless.

The team are all plastic, the truck itself is of largely plastic construction & has a battery operated talking mechanism similar to the Star Wars Imperial Troop Transport... it's long dead but from memory it played the roll call.

Trumpton was a delightful little stop motion animation series aimed at, and beloved by generations of, preschool children. Set in the fictional town of Trumpton in the (fictional) English county of Trumptonshire.. every episode featured the fire brigade helping the various town residents out of various troubles & (somewhat gentle) personal scrapes. I don't think they ever had to fight a fire during the entire series Laughing
A story would usually end up in the town park where the Firemen, who all also formed an orchestra , would entertain the townsfolk by performing on the local bandstand.. anyways.. it's all very "English".  


Must mention that Life On Mars featured a brilliant parody of Camberwick Green (a Trumpton spin off
show)..


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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:58 pm

Here's the other one... Wheeled Warriors.


Toy Galaxy can explain it all much better than I ever could Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:54 pm

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This one will probably mean absolutely nothing to anyone who isn't both English & under the age of 40  Laughing ... The Trumpton Fire Brigade:




T,shot, that is so cool Cool I have fond memories of Trumpton, Camberwick Green and Chigley.

I loved the series Life on Mars and thought it was a cool touch to make a Camberwick Green Sam character Very Happy

Among my toy collection is this Camberwick Green 3-D Jigsaw puzzle from 1977 made by Kiddicraft. Simple, but good fun to build   Very Happy









And if you don't know the Half Man Half Biscuit 'tribute' to all three shows called Time Flies By, then you have to check it out, especially for the lyrics  smoke  :bong:


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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:41 pm

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That's brilliant! Very Happy

I'd not seen that before, when I posted on the picture on Facebook one of my friends quoted the lyrics from Half Man Half Biscuits song Trumpton Riots Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:00 pm





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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:55 am

Wow you got two stunning Japanese boxes there of Starfleet bow I like the detail of showing a still on the box flaps. Very cool toys. I enjoyed that show as a kid and Brian May's theme too. I only just realised that Eddie Van Halen was part of the group Brian May and Friends.

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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:34 pm

Many Thanks Paul Very Happy

As a kid, I'd of given my right arm to have owned either of them.. as an adult it I just payed an arm & a leg to have them Laughing

Here's another that only men over a certain age may vaguely remember Wink




Sadly I don't have the Roy Scheider figure that was originally included.. so it's been seconded by Action Force Very Happy







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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:47 am

I never watched Blue Thunder but do have vague memories of it, so I looked at the clip you posted and it seems a good show, bit like Airwolf which I watched on and off.

Did you spot Roy Scheider's cool Casio watch at the 0:41 mark cheers

Anyway, that's a very cool toy you have along with nice box artwork too. Thanks for sharing!

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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:57 am

The Dreaded Gargon,









Sold as an Action-man toy, here in the U.K., he usually paired up with The Intruder (strong man from another planet!)...


.. Gargon was my play time go-to giant monster of choice... he stood in for Godzilla battling against my green army men (crushing all matchbox cars in his path), he was also my AT-AT before I had one & also tried to eat Luke Skywalker before Jabba the Hutt got his pet Rancor Very Happy


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Gargon now enjoys his well earned retirement living the quiet life munching on Muton's



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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:54 pm

That is a really cool looking monster. Action man is the 12" line of gi Joe right?

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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:24 pm

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Hi Bryan,
pretty much.. Action-man & Joe were practically the same in the early years, Palitoy started to originate more of their own designs (producing some highly detailed British army uniforms) in the 1970's. Also the range remained in production far longer than G.I.Joe did in the States.

Military uniforms were always the mainstay of the range but, to keep up with Star Wars, Palitoy introduced a range of Space themed outfits. Here's the Space Ranger Patroller & Talking Space Ranger Captain..

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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:29 pm

Forgot to mention Gargon was originally a Super Joe (a.k.a. 8" G.I.Joe) toy marketed as Terron over in the States..

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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:29 pm

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Hi Bryan,
pretty much.. Action-man & Joe were practically the same in the early years, Palitoy started to originate more of their own designs (producing some highly detailed British army uniforms) in the 1970's. Also the range remained in production far longer than G.I.Joe did in the States.

Military uniforms were always the mainstay of the range but, to keep up with Star Wars, Palitoy introduced a range of Space themed outfits. Here's the Space Ranger Patroller & Talking Space Ranger Captain..


So the lines differentiate by name over there. See we had g.i. Joe (12 inch line) that was created in the 60s I think (64 seems to ring a bell but I may be wrong) and then we had g.i. Joe (3 3/4 line) which came in the 80s. Some may differentiate these as gi Joe and gi Joe the American hero (although this line also got 12 inch figures in the 90s) but as I don't really collect Joe's, I don't know if they do or not. I do know though that I have been confused in a conversation before by someone wanting to sell some toys and said they had some Joe's only to discover they weren't the toy line i was expecting. I never understood why the lines weren't named something different, such as action force (3 3/4) vs action man (12inch) which makes a lot of sense to help keep the lines seperate and distinct.

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