Monday, December 13, 2010


I'm gonna post a double shot of Japanese retro ads today to kinda make up for a lack of posting. The first ad is for the Sylvanian Families Big Light-up House set. For 25 years Epoch(Tomy) has been creating very elaborate print ads for the toy line. Even though I have been collecting for years, I have only a fraction of these ads. This house is a great addition to their line-up. Having working lights means you don't have to pay for the extra light sets, so that alone makes it a good buy. This is currently being sold in the Calico Critters line as the "Luxury Townhome" set.

The second ad is one of my favorites from the early G1 Transformers line. This highlighted the arrival of the Constructicons and Dinobots to the scene. Since Laserwave (Shockwave) had just recently been released, here is present here instead of Megatron. Convoy is still here commanding over the good guys. Now the really cool thing, and one that didn't happen often, they advertise a giftset! The VSY giftset with Grimlock vs. Soundwave gets tease. Also, part of the ad mentions a contest going on where you could win the Soundwave cassette deck. Very cool!

Friday, December 3, 2010


Ever since I was 8 years old I loved this toy line. When I got a Force 2X for the first time, it was before I knew of Robotech and at a K-Mart. I mention the K-Mart thing cause in the time that I knew the line was around, that was the only store I ever found them. Had I been able to find them at Toys R Us or a Children's Palace maybe I could have gotten a Force 50 or 51 as a kid, but I didn't.

And when it comes to what I did get, it wasn't much. I had the Force 20, 21 and 22 sets. I was a poor kid, so getting the smaller sets was perfect. I had only one larger set, the Force 41. Those 4 sets were enough for me as a kid, they got plenty of love and affection from me. Of course as an adult, I was able to grab the sets that escaped me as a kid. Now I get to make much larger robots. The following shots are of the combined Force 40, 41 and 42 (or more accurately, C-10, C-11 and C-12).

The problem is now I want more, and I am looking to anybody who has some to trade or sell me. And I don't just want the Revell Roboteh Robolinks, I'll take anything related to these, from any country.

And with that little bit of begging, I'll with finish! :)


Wednesday, December 1, 2010


I am a huge fan and collector of Sylvanian Family (Calico Critters) toys. I've even made it to the Sylvanian Families restaurant in Tokyo.

I wanted to post more videos and I figured since this one was already rendered I would just put it up here. It used to be on an old site of mine before I closed it. The video is from a Japanese magazine promotion. It's about 5 minutes long, and in Japanese. Sorry, no English subtitles. But it's very cute, so I don't think you'll care if you are a fan of Sylvanians. Enjoy!