Wednesday, January 31, 2018

H-B Production 1991 6PC Flintstones Set with Pull-Back Motors - Pt 1 Fred Flintstone

I believe this year will be good for picking up loose threads. Some years back the blog was hitting  a couple of themes hot and heavy like Lord of The Rings and The Flintstones, and then I just stopped. Like falling into a well, some favored blog subjects just never showed up again. Wellll, fast forward to 2018 and I'm trying to clear out toys in The Cave and in the process uncovering forgotten treasures. These were things I meant to blog but it just never happened, so now is as good a time as any post these.

This set consists of six of the major Flintstones characters in colorful hard plastic riding Stone Age critters with pull-back motors. Made by H-B Productions in 1991 the set includes:
-Fred Flintstone (3"/7.62cm L x 2 1/4"/5.71cm H)
-Dino (2 1/2"/6.35cm L x 2 1/2"/6.35cm H )
-Pebbles (2 3/4"/6.98cm L x 2 3/8"/6.03cm H)
-Barney (3 1/4"/8.25cm L x 2 1/8"/5.39cm H)
-Betty (3"/7.62cm L x 2"/5.08cm H)
-Bamm-Bamm (3"/7.62cm L x 2"/5.08cm H)

Wilma isn't included in this set. That was one of the things that used to get me a bit riled up when I was actively collecting Flintstones toys - the omission of major characters in figure sets. Most of the time it seemed as if Betty was MIA but in this set it's Wilma who has flown the coop! Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Juguetes Dinamicos de Mexico, S.A.#2859 Marx Mexico Spaceship Set - Pt 6 Repo Marx Spaceship #4

This, the last of five repo Marx craft made by Juguetes Dinamicos de Mexico, S.A., was featured on the blog back on  21 Dec 2013  The originals came out during the 1950s and you can see that '50s design esthetic throught as well as nods to earlier design forms. Today's spaceship has a classic 'A' wing or Delta wing design that jets of the time were being designed with and the F-102 Delta Dagger included in the set also has the Delta wing typical of many '50s era jets. You'll also notice that the appliques on this ship sport 'U.S.' markings perhaps as a counterpoint to the red-&-white ball found on others in the package. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

The original in emerald green

Monday, January 29, 2018

Juguetes Dinamicos de Mexico, S.A.#2859 Marx Mexico Spaceship Set - Pt 5 Repo Marx Spaceship #3

This spaceship was originally posted here on the blog back on 21 Dec 2013 and the one we featured was in a silver hard plastic. You'll notice the red dot with white outline applique on the wings.  I s'pose this was an attempt at giving these spaceships some kind of fictitious national or planetary identity. Okay. But now with the glue drying out after all these years the stickers are coming off so they're state-less I guess :-) The original hard plastic spaceship had no decals/stickers/appliques. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina