Thursday, April 07, 2011

A few more photos of the toy collection :)


Lee Sargent said...

I think I should go through my collection of toys that I'm shedding, find something rare, that you don't have and send it to you just because I know you'll give it a good home.

Robo said...

They're all great, but Alf sitting atop the. Asimov book is priceless.

Arkonbey said...


What's that robot/mecha in the first photo. It seems familiar, but I can't place it.

Now I'm wondering: With the toy population so high, where do you have room for sleeping and preparing food?

Richard Bensam said...

Arkonbey, that's the robot from the Lost in Space movie. Er, isn't it, Becca?

And what a beautiful classic Enterprise model. Honestly, I don't think there's ever been a more striking and original spaceship design. When it made its debut, there'd never been anything like it. I feel like every subsequent version from 1979 on (including the bloated latest movie version) has only lessened the strangeness and elegance of this design, smoothing away the weird elements and making later Enterprises seem more conventional and bleh. This one is the pure hardcore stuff!

Becca said...

More toys = more glee :) If you ever decide to shed some toys I'd be happy to give them a good home!

Ha! Yeah. I can't believe he still looks so good after almost 20 years! The black book behind ALF is actually Cosmos by Carl Sagan, I'm kind of mad at myself for cropping that out!

Everyone loves ALF!...except cats :)

And Richard B has it right, it's the robot from the Lost in Space movie. And food? Sleeping? BAH! I say BAH! I'll have to put up some pics of my kitchen which is covered in posters and toys. There is also a stove and refrigerator but who cares about that stuff ;)

You are correct sir :)

On both accounts, that classic Enterprise really is the nicest looking spaceship I've ever seen. I actually got a chance to see the original model they used in the TV show while visiting the Smithsonian a few years back. It wasn't much bigger than my model :) I spent far too long drooling over it.

Kal said...

ZIMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!! Appointed by the Tallest to take over the Earth. I loves me some Zim.

Scott said...

Crush! Kill! Destroy!

Seriously, your NCC-1701: Is that one of the AMT model kits? (If so, it's one of the best assembly/paint jobs I've seen - within the limits of the camera used to take the picture). If an out-of-the-box toy, please tell us manufacturer, vintage, etc.


Becca said...

Zim is so awesome. I have the Zim house DVD set, that's what Steve Irwin is sitting on in the first set of toy pictures. And I also have a giant pig ride that the Zim figures fit into. I can't believe I forgot to include it in the pictures!

:D I think I love all the incarnations of that Lost in Space robot.

I made the model a little over 10 years ago so I don't quite remember what kind it was but I think I bought it at a Hobby Lobby.

I'm pretty sure it was a snap model and those are stickers but it was poorly molded and many of the pieces did not fit together right. I remember I had to use a file and some glue to get it together. I also added some red tissue paper to create the red effect inside the clear plastic part of the engines.

Finally when it was all together I put it on the provided stand and it was too top heavy, the saucer section kept nose diving. I eventually chucked the stand in the garbage and hung it from the ceiling.

That's what I get for buying such a cheap model. But it really does not look bad for a $20 or $30 kit.

Scott said...

Thanks for sharing, 'Becca. Rather ingenious of you to put the red tissue paper inside the nacelles. (I used a glossy red paint on the inside and got a semi-glowy effect.)

The resulting center of gravity was one thing Matt Jeffries DID NOT take into account when he designed our beloved Enterprise.

I made my own stand (out of a mod lamp base and an acrylic rod) but I had to put about a pound of lead fishing sinkers in the bottom half of the secondary hull and fill it with Build-50 (a pourable liquid plastic that hardens after you add a catalyst while mixing it.)

Another common complaint about that kit is that the nacelles droop. (You know, that sounds kinda dirty - "Becca's nacelles don't droop".)

The ones on you kit don't appear to do so. Luck, photo angle or Becca's mad model-building skills?

Gilbert Rafael Garcia Jr. said...

I have that same Betty Page figure.

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