One of the earliest vehicles to blur the line between “stuff that showed up in the movies” and “stuff that Kenner just made up because it looks neat,” the Imperial Troop Transporter may also be a bone fide toy blooper: it more closely resembles a vehicle seen in the Rebels’ Yavin IV base than anything the Empire was using. Continue reading
The time had finally come. I had longed to get my hands on the Ultimate Collectors Series Star Destroyer, but that $300 price tag was an effective deterrent. No more. A quick order from Lego.com (whose S&H is quite reasonable, I might add) and a week later a BIG box arrived in the mail.
I realized that I was in for quite a project when I opened the box and discovered four more boxes plus a 226-page spiral-bound instruction manual. The first task was to figure out a place to assemble this behemoth. Continue reading
Sometime back, when I wrote and photographed the ToyBox article on Mego’s action figures from Star Trek: The Motion Picture, I regretted that I had no way to show everyone the cool – and rare – artifact of that toy line that was the U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge Playset. Now, thanks to a reader of theLogBook.com who kindly provided several photos and information to me, you can see it. Continue reading
The only actual toy to come out of the BBC’s sleeper hit SF series Blake’s 7, U.K. toymaker Corgi’s nifty little die-cast replica of the Liberator doesn’t disappoint. It’s a little odd to make a big deal out of a toy line that consists of a single toy, but if you, like me, regard Blake’s 7 as your all-time favorite SF show, then this one item zips straight up the list to the top of the “cool stuff” category.
The real problem in finding a l’il Liberator of your own? Finding one intact. Continue reading
Y’know, when my friends take off for far-off places, I miss ’em, but there’s something to be said for when they send you Really Cool Stuff. And that’s what this month’s ToyBox review is all about.
This item is relatively simple – a nice heavy desk/shelf model with no moving parts – so I’m just going to let the pictures tell the story. If you’re even remotely acquainted with the vehicle in question, you’ll like this. Continue reading
Space may be the final frontier, but it’s also just about the last subject on which you can expect any toy manufacturer to base new products – especially the early era of space exploration. But some toy companies have done just that. Here’s a look at some of the better space toys and collectibles. Continue reading