Another Phantomo Joint

Has the autotomy left the building? I doubt it. The Phantomophigure Neodymium ‘mag-joint’ that has been the primary mechanism of interchangeability for many a-phigure since 2004 is most certainly influenced by Takara’s Micro Command and Microman toys. ‘Phigure’ that. The Japanese Microman Titan Command figures from the 1970s, as well as the Gimca kits with […]

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Diaclone Walk Insecter

Takara 1980 Diaclone ’Walk Insecter’ – Type 2 The time is here at long last! The time to unveil one of my personal all-time favorite Japanese toys from Takara. In 1980, the Diaclone ‘Walk Insecter’ hit the shelves to ‘wind-up’ walking into the lives of every Micro-toy collector in the Microverse. Little did I know that […]

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Mini Bruder SPACE-TOYS!

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Mini Bruder Space Toys – Those Collectable Lil’ Plastic Treasures

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As much as I dig (pun intended) Mini Bruder construction vehicles, trucks and trains, my all-time FAVE are the the ‘Astro Space’ toys that I discovered back in the 1980s. These toys seemed to be produced in two different scales, each with their own distinctive color schemes.

IMG_20171214_134943_030 Phantomoshop photography ©2018 JG Jenson

First, the smaller toys from this series were approximately the size of a Eisenhower Dollar coin (1-1.5”) and were commonly released in a combination of colors such as white, blue, black, orange and metallic silver plastic parts to be joined together to build each ‘complete’ toy.

Then, there is a second version of Bruder doing the ‘space race’ with a larger version (approximately 3 to 4 times the size as the smaller type), different designs and brighter colors with charming robots and droids added to the…

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Out of THIS World

Sauntering ’round Milwaukee is the thing today, looking for signs. Signs that inspire, you know… to feed the imagination. The ideas that seem to materialize out of a respect for ‘life’ is what I mostly yearn to uncover. C’mon, let’s find some ‘fresh’. My sister Antoinette took us all to visit ‘The Domes’ in Milwaukee, […]

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