BRITAINS 1930 ZOO SET 3Z Complete Lead Animals Zoological Series Pre-War

Sometimes it’s like living in a blooming Toy Museum when stunning items like this historic Zoo animals set turn up. This example is from the first wave of Britains Zoological Series pre-war issue Zoo sets. The 3Z was one of a series inspired by London’s Regent Park Zoo and shows the rarer patterned paper & colour label of a first issue box.
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The models in this series were the first boxed sets ever produced by Britains. 
This complete hand painted molded lead animal collection was produced between 1930 & 1934 and contains 16 pieces
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BRITAINS 1930 ZOO SET 3Z Complete Lead Animals Zoological Series Pre-War
Games for the imagination
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BRITAINS 1930 ZOO SET 3Z Complete Lead Animals Zoological Series Pre-War
In an original box from early 1930’s England
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BRITAINS 1930 ZOO SET 3Z Complete Lead Animals Zoological Series Pre-War
Animals of the world
BRITAINS 1930 ZOO SET 3Z Complete Lead Animals Zoological Series Pre-War
The 3Z as seen in the original catalogue from the wonderful Brighton Toy Museum!
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BRITAINS 1930 ZOO SET 3Z Complete Lead Animals Zoological Series Pre-War
Highly toxic lead figures sculpted with love and hand painted with care
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BRITAINS 1930 ZOO SET 3Z Complete Lead Animals Zoological Series Pre-War
 
Camel 
Polar Bear 
Lion 
Lioness 
Zebra 
Kangaroo 
Chimpanzee 
Gorilla 
Monkey 
2 Pelicans 
2 Penguins 
2 Date Palms 
1 Coconut Palm 
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In this set the animals and trees are in overall very good condition. Some appear almost mint while others have been more greatly loved and have minor paint loss and slight rounding to a few pointy parts
 
Vintage image comes from original catalogue as seen at the wonderful Brighton Toy Museum!

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FAT BASTARD 2000 Austin Powers Film 9″ Talking Action Figure McFarlane Toys

The fabulous immensely obese Fat Man was played by the mercurial Mike Myers in Austin Powers films. Personally I preferred Myers in “Bill & Ted” but whatever you might think of Mike’s movies this is an excellent eye catching action figure. Dressed in tartan shorts, yellow jacket & cap just like the real Fat Man and looking like a one ton Sumo Wrestler from Scotland. This is a nine inch tall action figure of Dr Evil’s henchman Fat Bastard by one of our favorite toy producers McFarlane Toys.
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Colourful and very nicely detailed talking figure with a sound chip with pull string activation, realistic but luckily no smell of poo. 
FAT BASTARD 2000 Austin Powers Film 9" Talking Action Figure McFarlane Toys
  • Talking Fat Man
FAT BASTARD 2000 Austin Powers Film 9" Talking Action Figure McFarlane Toys
  • Series One
FAT BASTARD 2000 Austin Powers Film 9" Talking Action Figure McFarlane Toys
  • Feature Film Figure
FAT BASTARD 2000 Austin Powers Film 9" Talking Action Figure McFarlane Toys
  • 9″ tall
FAT BASTARD 2000 Austin Powers Film 9" Talking Action Figure McFarlane Toys
  • Pull string sound
FAT BASTARD 2000 Austin Powers Film 9" Talking Action Figure McFarlane Toys
  • Sound chip A in English Phrases
FAT BASTARD 2000 Austin Powers Film 9" Talking Action Figure McFarlane Toys
  • McFarlane Toys 2000
This classic and almost vintage item is 17 years old and comes in unopened packaging with minor storage wear
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JULIE STRAIN 2000 FAKK 2 Wizard World 6″ Action Figure Tower Records Vampirella

Obviously a girl with huge talents this is the excellent Julie Strain Heavy Metal 2000 Wizard World 6″ action figure by Tower Records. Limited edition item seen here in original box signed by Julie Strain herself and sculptor Clayborne Moore. Unusual shiny blue paint variant limited edition. Julie is a Tower Records exclusive produced for Wizard World 2000 convention in Chicago
Signed Limited Edition JULIE STRAIN 2000 F.A.K.K. 2 Wizard World 6" Action Figure
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Signed Limited Edition JULIE STRAIN 2000 F.A.K.K. 2 Wizard World 6" Action Figure
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Signed Limited Edition JULIE STRAIN 2000 F.A.K.K. 2 Wizard World 6" Action Figure
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Signed Limited Edition JULIE STRAIN 2000 F.A.K.K. 2 Wizard World 6" Action Figure
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  • Julie show special limited to just 1000 worldwide
  • Signed by sculptor Clayborne Moore
  • Signed by Julie Strain 
  • Made by Moore Action Collectibles
  • F.A.K.K. 2 Character modeled after and played by Julie Strain

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Nosferatu Halloween VAMPIRE COSTUME Vintage 1980s MASPORT SNJ

This is an unusual vintage vampire costume for kids age 5 to 7. Produced in the late 70s or early 80s. Made by legendary French company Masport and based on the awesome and awful Nosferatu. A real monster costume in excellent unopened factory sealed box

  • MASPORT SNJ
  • Le jeu en action 5-7
  • Coquin caline
  • SNJ 38150
  • Vampire 1746

 

VAMPIRE COSTUME 1980s MASPORT SNJ Nosferatu
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VAMPIRE COSTUME 1980s MASPORT SNJ Nosferatu
 

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PUNCH & JUDY SET ANTIQUE 1800s Hand Puppets German Theatre Toys

The traditional hand puppets in this wacky and unusual 14 piece Punch and Judy set are some of the oldest toys we’ve collected. There are fourteen brightly clothed and coloured classic hand puppets over 100 years old… except for Mr Punch himself who appears to be a more recent vintage version probably from the 1980s 

The characters and style of the set indicate their origin is probably Germany around the later half of the 19th century, 1860 onward. Heads, hands, lower legs and feet are made from hand carved painted wood with delightful intricate fabric clothing. Mr Punch has a fabric hat and woolen hair
 
Puppet sizes are between 14 inch (36 cm) for Mr Punch to 16.5 inch (42 cm) for Mr Policeman
 
Characters 
  • Punch ✔
  • Judy ✔
  • Pretty Polly ✔
  • King ✔
  • Queen ✔
  • Crocodile ✔
  • Devil ✔
  • Ghost ✔
  • Jim Crow✔
  • Beadle ✔
  • Turk ✔
  • Joey the Clown ✔
  • Doctor ✔
  • The Servant ✔

ANTIQUE German PUNCH & JUDY SET 1800s

Judy and her toy boy

ANTIQUE German PUNCH & JUDY SET 1800s

Meet the gang

ANTIQUE German PUNCH & JUDY SET 1800s

Leaders of the packANTIQUE German PUNCH & JUDY SET 1800s

Queen, servants and crocodile

ANTIQUE German PUNCH & JUDY SET 1800s

Close-up and personal

ANTIQUE German PUNCH & JUDY SET 1800s

The old devil, Jim Crow, the Turk and the Beadle

ANTIQUE German PUNCH & JUDY SET 1800s

An international cast

ANTIQUE German PUNCH & JUDY SET 1800s

The doctor, the Ghost, Joey the Clown and Pretty Polly

ANTIQUE German PUNCH & JUDY SET 1800s

These are very old puppet theatre characters that have been involved in plays often involving a violent plot and a whacking stick! There are obvious chips to the paint, wear to paint and fabric as well as various dirty marks or staining
We would be very pleased to hear from Punch and Judy experts as to the identification of the Doctor and Servant, or any other facts or information

All generally in excellent antique condition. The Jester looks likes he’s lost a bobble from his hat and the policeman has lost a foot but everyone else has all their limbs, baubles, hands and feet 

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RED DWARF LISTER RIMMER 2004 Starbug Action Figures Corgi Classics Set

Always loved comedy SciFi  RED DWARF and this excellent Corgi Classics Jupiter Mining Corporation action figures set brings it all back. Featuring fabulous models of the indescribably huge and ancient Red Dwarf Mothership, the bug-like shuttlecraft Starbug and includes figures of supercilious Arnold Judas Rimmer & the indomitable Dave Lister. I can almost hear the Om Song
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RED DWARF Mothership, Starbug plus LISTER & RIMMER
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Grant Naylor Productions
Corgi 2004
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Pre-Transformers MC-10 CASSETTE MAN Robot 1983 Takara

OMG! It’s only Cassette Man… a super powerful autonomous AI robot who can disguise itself as a mini micro cassette player! Really! This is the excellent pre-Transformers MC-10 who later became the historic Decepticon Soundwave. Rare and unusual item that Hasbro ripped the whole Transformers idea from

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One of the most advanced personal sound systems on the planet

MC-10 CASSETTE MAN 1983 Robot Microman Micro Change Takara

With lots of shiny pieces

MC-10 CASSETTE MAN 1983 Robot Microman Micro Change Takara

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And a cunning disguise

MC-10 CASSETTE MAN 1983 Robot Microman Micro Change Takara

How can a head-phone stereo become a robot!!

  • Mini Change Series
  • Micro Change Robot
  • MC-10 Cassette Man with all parts and accessories
  • Taiwan Takara c.1983

MicroForever! says:

Takara released MC-10 as part of the New Microman Micro Change Series in 1983. Micro Change were a series of Microman robots and vehicles that can disguise themselves as ordinary household items. In the case of MC-10 he was a Micro Change Robot disguised as a “Walkman” style portable cassette player. It came with clear plate that can be opened so the Micro Change Mini-Cassette can be placed inside

Cassette Man was the second largest robot in the Micro Change series that were released by Takara. It was also probably the most recognizable one next to the MC-13 UNCLE Gun Robo since this toy would eventually became one of the more popular Transformer toy – the Decepticon: Soundwave. (MC-13 became the infamous Megatron) The Deception symbol was base on Soundwave head. Soundwave version of the toy has “Cassette Man” and the “MC-10” designation removed from the chest

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Vintage GEMINI SPACE CAPSULE 1965 Lone Star Parachute Rocket Toy

This really is an out of this world historic space toy produced to coincide with the first manned Gemini flights in 1965 over 50 years ago. Parachute designed to return toy gently to the ground and capsule designed to violently eject the astronaut on impact


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Cool silver age space art

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Complex instructions for rocket scientists
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In presentation style box

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Original mint pieces

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On top of the world

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Parachute Capsule Space set comes with:

  • Gemini Capsule
  • Astronaut Figure
  • Parachute
  • String
  • Adhesive Stickers
  • Made by Lone Star 1965

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COMMANDER SISKO 1995 Star Trek DS9 Mail-Away Crossroads of Time Figure Nintendo

An unusual vintage mail-away item from an edition of just 4000. It’s the mighty Star Trek Deep Space Nine’s Commander Benjamin Sisko action figure from Nintendo/Sega! This is an individually numbered figure released in 1995 exclusive to the game Deep Space Nine: Crossroads of Time 
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COMMANDER SISKO 1995 Star Trek DS9 "Crossroads of Time" Figure
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This awesome Federation figure comes mint in factory sealed clear plastic bag and printed insert sheet. It comes with the original bubble wrap envelope that has been torn along the top

If you actually wanted to get one of these back in the day you had to buy “Crossroads of Time” game, an envelope & pen, fill in a form, post off a request for the figure and wait up to 21 days for delivery… and not a lot of people ever did that

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BIONIC WOMAN Slide PROJECTOR SET 1977 Jamie Summers Chad Valley

Kids way back in the stone age used this magnificent high tech Jamie Summers Slide Projector to cast a massive colour panel onto any large flat surface. It could have been a bedroom ceiling or even the back wall of their house or cave. With this baby they could watch action packed adventures starring the actual Seven Million Dollar Woman (as a cartoon story)
BIONIC WOMAN Slide PROJECTOR SET 1977 Jamie Summers Chad Valley
From 40 years ago
BIONIC WOMAN Slide PROJECTOR SET 1977 Jamie Summers Chad Valley
A high tech answer to the problem of not having YouTube
BIONIC WOMAN Slide PROJECTOR SET 1977 Jamie Summers Chad Valley
Hundreds of bright panels (sixteen stories!) all in high definition colour
BIONIC WOMAN Slide PROJECTOR SET 1977 Jamie Summers Chad Valley
Invented by rocket scientists
BIONIC WOMAN Slide PROJECTOR SET 1977 Jamie Summers Chad Valley
Classic colourful cheerful 1970s kids
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Thrill at her stunning exploits from a lifetime ago. A total of sixteen breathtaking escapades on eight full colour slide strips with two full stories on each strip. More super than Supergirl AND you can actually project her on your wall 
 
Bionic Woman Slide Projector Set includes:
  • Projector (battery operated)
  • 8 slide strips

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