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Re: "Take me to your Leader!" - Unofficial Sci-Fi collectibles thread
« Reply #90 on: September 25, 2012, 08:52:08 AM »
Jeff, I see some of those figures in my Superior Space Port. This playset was produced by Superior in 1952. Beautiful tin litho main gate, fence and building. The scene on the radar screen revolves to show invading aliens. There is a crank on the side which is the space siren....pretty much like an old halloween clicker when you rotate the handle. There is the space cannon which fires one of three shells, the space rocket mortar and the colorful space vehicles. Plus the large red spinners that takeoff atop the building. I was the first to open the box, and was (at the time) thrilled to find that the factory had included 2 packets of colorful aliens instead of one alien packet and one spaceman packet. I love all the aliens, but now wish I had the spacemen too. They came with clear space helmets.

Those are definately like my figures buddy. That is one cool set! And the gun is sweet too! You have such nice pieces in your collection, high quality stuff. I see an 18" alien in the background too, the box looks minty! I have three but i bet your box is in better shape than any of mine.
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Re: "Take me to your Leader!" - Unofficial Sci-Fi collectibles thread
« Reply #91 on: September 25, 2012, 09:08:10 AM »
Jeff..you have lots of little space guys. Do you know the companies they came from? I never got all that straight.

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Re: "Take me to your Leader!" - Unofficial Sci-Fi collectibles thread
« Reply #92 on: September 25, 2012, 09:09:20 AM »
This playset was produced by Superior in 1952. Beautiful tin litho main gate, fence and building. The scene on the radar screen revolves to show invading aliens. There is a crank on the side which is the space siren....pretty much like an old halloween clicker when you rotate the handle. There is the space cannon which fires one of three shells, the space rocket mortar and the colorful space vehicles. Plus the large red spinners that takeoff atop the building. I was the first to open the box, and was (at the time) thrilled to find that the factory had included 2 packets of colorful aliens instead of one alien packet and one spaceman packet. I love all the aliens, but now wish I had the spacemen too. They came with clear space helmets.
 


This is one of my favorite guns! The sculpt on this baby is tops! This is the Tommy Ray Space Gun. Works on 2 D batteries. Box says it shoots rays and makes a sound like a tommy gun! I love the incredible red with yellow parts. The inspection sheet says "inspected by Lora 8/4/1953" ....so cool!





I'm just staggered at some of those MIB toys you have from the forties to the seventies! They're beyond awesome and you seem to be able to reach in anytime and haul even more of them out for us to see!

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Re: "Take me to your Leader!" - Unofficial Sci-Fi collectibles thread
« Reply #93 on: September 25, 2012, 09:11:39 AM »
Yea..maybe so, but you be the king of non-sports cards and wrappers.....AND model kits...and don't you forget it!      Buddy

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Re: "Take me to your Leader!" - Unofficial Sci-Fi collectibles thread
« Reply #94 on: September 25, 2012, 09:35:06 AM »
Yes. Periodically we must all stop to smell the roses and appreciate what we actually already have!

At some point though I'd like to get into collecting these things:

1. Vending machine cards and premiums from the sixties. Bubble gum from vending machines was a big part of my life as a kid and vending machine cards are very easy to store in my existing card sheets and binders.

2. Cereal boxes and premiums from the fifties through the seventies. Cereal was also a very big part of my young life. They'd present storage/display problems though so for the time being I'm limiting myself to collecting the football, baseball and hockey cards that were printed on the back of some of these cereals.

3. HO Lionel train cars. My buddy had an HO Lionel train set and I marvelled at the operating cars that were pictured in the catlogue. I even tried to save up for a set. The cars would also be easy to display/store in the same cabinets in which I keep my model kits.

4. Carded rack toys like the Space Aliens in this thread and the MPC Pop-Tops and Weird Monsters. The toys I had in my very early years never went beyond anything more elaborate than a random assortment of these little figurines, mainly knights and soldiers. They'd be tough to display though.

5. Magic Slates. I liked them as a kid and they were made over the years with dozens and dozens of cool licensed characters. They'd be easy to store with the major problem being that I know of no catalogue that summarizes the ones that were made.

6. Roalex sliding puzzles like these:



Once again, I liked them as a kid and they featured so many cool and exciting characters. But with these as well it would be nice to find a catalogue recounting those that were made.

7. Halloween costumes. I always admired the ones on display hanging from the ceiling of the Kresge and Woolworth stores in downtown London but I never even tried to get my mother to buy me one since I knew that she would consider such a one use purchase to be shamelessly profligate. But display would present a real problem so this collecting area is on the far back burner.

8. Wacky Wobblers. So many cool characters! And easy to store/display in a cabinet. But it's still so entirely open ended since they're still being made. I prefer collecting things with a finite as opposed to open end.

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Re: "Take me to your Leader!" - Unofficial Sci-Fi collectibles thread
« Reply #95 on: September 25, 2012, 09:12:09 PM »
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7. Halloween costumes

Hey Hep....do you or anyone here remember Halloween costumes where the entire front of the costume was a large plastic rectangle with alittle cloth hanging off the bottom? There were eye holes and such, but that was all incorporated in the scene depicted on the large plastic rectangle. Seems I asked this before and someone knew what I was talking about.......I just forgot who it was.......Buddy

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Re: "Take me to your Leader!" - Unofficial Sci-Fi collectibles thread
« Reply #96 on: October 01, 2012, 10:18:52 AM »
Here are some photos I just snapped of my Tom Corbett lunch box:













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Re: "Take me to your Leader!" - Unofficial Sci-Fi collectibles thread
« Reply #97 on: October 01, 2012, 07:53:20 PM »
I like the uncluttered box-art on that one.

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Re: "Take me to your Leader!" - Unofficial Sci-Fi collectibles thread
« Reply #98 on: October 06, 2012, 11:06:13 AM »
This is a Sci Fi art print by Richard Corben...1969....


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Re: "Take me to your Leader!" - Unofficial Sci-Fi collectibles thread
« Reply #99 on: December 20, 2012, 11:51:19 PM »
Bought myself a X-Mas gift today.  8)


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Re: "Take me to your Leader!" - Unofficial Sci-Fi collectibles thread
« Reply #100 on: December 21, 2012, 02:11:17 AM »
Bought myself a X-Mas gift today.  8)




Extremely cool Robots.
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Re: "Take me to your Leader!" - Unofficial Sci-Fi collectibles thread
« Reply #101 on: December 21, 2012, 02:17:53 AM »
I'll get some vids posted this weekend, each has pretty cool actions.

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Re: "Take me to your Leader!" - Unofficial Sci-Fi collectibles thread
« Reply #102 on: December 21, 2012, 11:38:05 AM »
Wow! How old are those robots?

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Re: "Take me to your Leader!" - Unofficial Sci-Fi collectibles thread
« Reply #103 on: December 21, 2012, 11:47:48 AM »
70s to early 80s I reckon. Generally most 60s to early 70s is Japan and tin. These are HK and Taiwan and mostly plastic except for big one which is partly tin and later 70s Japan made. All still work!

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Re: "Take me to your Leader!" - Unofficial Sci-Fi collectibles thread
« Reply #104 on: January 06, 2013, 09:15:16 PM »
Some great old toy commercials here!

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