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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
 

This vintage vicious vampire outfit can currently be found with many other cool Sci Fi, TV, movie, vintage and fun collectables on ZapWow on eBay

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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

Stickers, guns and wires10

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

This vintage transforming AI robot character can currently be found with many other cool Sci Fi, TV, movie, vintage and fun collectables on ZapWow

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Lovely Toys & Gifts for a Vintage Christmas 2016

Of course you’ve probably finished your Christmas shopping by now but if you’re still looking for that special something for a special someone have a look at our ZapWow listings on eBay. We have many old, new and generally fabulous toys from films, TV, science fiction, horror and just plain old fun vintage items to make Xmas 2016 especially memorable. Here are just a few …

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2004 DRACULA Christopher Lee Product Enterprise 1:6 Action Figure Hammer Films

“Hear them…the children of the night. What music they make…”

Absolutely fabulous one sixth scale 12 inch (30 cm) action figure of Count Dracula by Product Enterprise limited to 3,500 pieces

Dalek Money Bank
2004 DALEK 8″ MONEY BANK Wesco Doctor Who Boxed

This stunning bronze dark gold Dalek protects your money and will kill to do so! It’s a cold, heartless and fabulous 8 inch (20 cm) Dalek money box made by Wesco

Dead Man's Chest
2006 POTC DEAD MAN’S CHEST PLAYSET MEGA BLOKS NEW Pirates Of The Caribbean 1016 Disney

Excellent mint 150 Piece Play Set from 2006 based on the Pirates of the Caribbean Disney films. Sealed, unopened collector’s item with only minor storage wear to the box  

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2000 FRANKENSTEIN Karloff 1:6 Action Figure Sideshow Universal Horror Monster

“Look! It’s moving. It’s alive. It’s alive, IT’S ALIVE!” It’s 200 years since Mary Shelley wrote those classic words and he’s still one of the world’s best loved monsters. Fabulous 1/6th scale 12 inch (30 cm) action figure of Frankenstein’s incredible monster from Sideshow Toys classic Universal Studios Monsters figure series  

DAN DARE PLANET GUN 1950s Vintage Space Fleet Merit Randall Boxed ENGLAND
1950s DAN DARE PLANET GUN Vintage Space Fleet Merit Randall Boxed Sci Fi ENGLAND

The amazing original vintage 1950s issue of the Dan Dare Planet Gun. Awesome real plastic space gun with three spinners in its original box

Sonic Space Laser
1970s SONIC SPACE LASER CRESCENT 20″ Toy Gun Rifle Boxed Mint Light Sound UK

Excellent large blue plastic battery operated Sonic Space Laser rifle/pistol in original box. This awesome fully functioning vintage space weapon appears in mint condition. Comes in original very colourful box with excellent space art

Apollo
1969 APOLLO SUPER SPACE CAPSULE Tin Toy NASA Ship Horikawa Vintage Japan

 Just as humans were taking their first steps on another planetary body Japan produced this excellent litho printed space capsule made by SH Horikawa that first appears listed new in the 1969 Horikawa catalogue

Lunar Landscape
1980s LUNAR LANDSCAPE Vintage Paint & Play Space Scenery Star Wars Dekker Toys

Totally awesome vintage DekkerToys Lunar Landscape paint and play Space Scenery for Star Wars figures. Vintage space toy designed to be painted with acrylic paints to make a huge display area of 24 x 33 inch (61 x 83 cm) for space toys and figures

Superman Playset
1973 SUPERMAN PLAY SET Ideal #8654-6 DC Comics Vintage

Excellent bright and colourful vintage Superman Play Set from way back when in 1973. Opens out to show The Daily Planet, Superman’s Fortress of Solitude and a “Hideout”

Potato Head
1960s MR POTATO HEAD & EGG Toy Boxed AA Gaffney

This lovely vintage item was produced in the 1960s by AA Gaffney & Sons before Peter Pan took over the production licence in the early 1970s. Use the plastic potato or egg head or even real potatoes or fruit to “make the funniest happiest, strangest nicest creatures”

These Christmassy  offerings can currently be found with many other cool Sci Fi, TV, movie, vintage and fun collectables on ZapWow Zap2 and now ZapFab

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LUNAR LANDSCAPE Vintage 1980s Paint & Play Moon Space Scenery Kit

Totally awesome vintage DekkerToys Lunar Landscape paint and play Space Scenery for Star Wars figures (etc…) Very unusual vintage vacuum formed space scenery designed to be painted with acrylic paints to make a huge display area 24 x 33 inches (61 x 83 cm) for space ship models, space toys and figures. Made in England by DEKKERTOYS in the crazy 1980s

LUNAR LANDSCAPE 1980s Vintage Paint & Play Space Scenery Star Wars Dekker Toys

LUNAR LANDSCAPE 1980s Vintage Paint & Play Space Scenery Star Wars Dekker Toys

LUNAR LANDSCAPE 1980s Vintage Paint & Play Space Scenery Star Wars Dekker Toys

LUNAR LANDSCAPE 1980s Vintage Paint & Play Space Scenery Star Wars Dekker Toys

LUNAR LANDSCAPE 1980s Vintage Paint & Play Space Scenery Star Wars Dekker Toys

LUNAR LANDSCAPE 1980s Vintage Paint & Play Space Scenery Star Wars Dekker Toys
Classic box art shows Lunar landscape painted up with Buck Rogers and Black Hole figures…  and is that a custom Space 1999 Eagle in the sky? It would of course also be stunning for a Star Wars collection display (as cheekily recommended on the front of the box!

Set of 4 mint unpainted Lunar landscape bases in original box
  • A single base area is around 15 x 12 inches (38cm x 30.5cm)
  • Total base (x4 bases) play area is 24 x 33 inches (61 x 83 cm)
  • (Plus 4 other painted or partially painted Lunar landscape bases)
The original box came with a set of four differently sculpted three-dimensional vacuum formed plastic Lunar Landscape bases and the set featured has an extra used set of four that have been painted or partially painted that would create a huge Moon base layout with an astounding area of around 22 square feet!

This fantastic vintage item can currently be found with many other cool Sci Fi, TV, movie, vintage and fun collectables on ZapWow Zap2 and now ZapFab

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BENDY BUCK ROGERS & TWIKI Foam Figure Set 25th Century 1981

This is BUCK ROGERS & TWIKI in the 25th Century BENDY toys. Made in 1981 by Newfeld Foam Toys. Remarkable 12″ (30cm) Buck Rogers and a 6.5″ (17cm) Twiki foam bendy action figure in one pack

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BENDY BUCK ROGERS & TWIKI in the 25th Century 1981

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Looking futuristically fabulous with fantastic foamy faces and further features

These classic vintage items come in original packaging. The ancient foam rubber is aged and in places faded or discoloured. Buck’s silver uniform has some patchy discolouration and Twiki’s left arm has some surface splits

Made in England in 1981 by Newfeld

This colourful action hero with robotic friend can be found with lots of other cool Sci Fi, TV, movie, vintage & classic fun and collectable items on ZapWow and Zap2

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ARCHIMEDES A400/1 Acorn Computer… but is this a Toy?

If you agree that people play games with toys… then surely we can claim this stone age Acorn as a wonderful old toy?  Excellent fully working Archimedes computer from way back when. Includes crazy old games like PacMan and Mad Professor. This vintage technology comes with monitor, keyboard and mouse! Originates from 1987/1989 and runs all sorts of games on the RISC OS 3 1992 operating system

Archimedes A400/1 Acorn Computers Games Vintage 1989

Many vintage games

ARCHIMEDES A400/1 Acorn Computer

From a lifetime ago

Archimedes A400/1 Acorn Computers Games Vintage 1989

In a box

Archimedes A400/1 Acorn Computers Games Vintage 1989

A scruffy old box

Hard disk contains a whole range of games, apps and other programs

Games include:
  • Tetris
  • PacMania
  • Mad Professor
  • Twinworld
  • PipeMania
and many others, around 40 in total (many full games, some demos)
 
Painting and graphics including:
  • Revelations Pro
  • Revelations Xtra
  • Draw Plus
  • Font TX
  • A range of clip art on many themes
Also has loaded:
  • Impressions (DTP/word processing)
  • A long outdated virus killer caller “Killer”
  • A folder named “JUNK” containing some bloody joke program that freezes the computer if access is attempted. I can’t seem to remove this but left alone it causes no problem at all (and someone knowledgeable could probably sort it out)
Further technical info can be found in the Acorn A400/1 official manual and on Wikipedia
 
Condition report
Ok it’s yellowing slightly, a little bit grubby and pretty bulky but hey… you try turning on your laptop in 25 years time! The whole set up still boots right up and ticks over really well even after all these years. Monitor also works perfectly well
 
Slight age discolouration to casing, monitor, keyboard and mouse. A few superficial odd surface marks. Computer, keyboard and mouse along with all necessary wiring come in original (slightly storage worn) box complete with internal packaging
 
This excellent vintage Acorn can be found along with lots of other cool Sci Fi, TV, movie, vintage & classic fun and collectable items on ZapWow and Zap2
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Top Ten Toy Super Finds for 2015

In 2015 we have been exceptionally lucky in finding some out of this world, rare and even museum quality items for our own collection and to sell on our eBay channels ZapWow and Zap2. It’s been very hard to choose from so many fun, vintage, cool and/or iconic items but we had a go…

Firstly a few special and awesome things that did not quite make the final cut

And now our Top Ten Coolest finds of 2015!

10: The Fonz Action Figure and Motorcycle 1976 sold

Top Ten finds 2015
AAAYYYYYYY! IT’S THE OFFICIAL 8 inch (20cm) Fonzie action figure and his stunning battery operated motorcycle with “twist-out” action both from Mego Corp 1976. He even has a “thumbs up” action operated with a lever on his back. Bike originally came without the Fonzie figure but we got them back together for old time’s sake

9: Mike Zoom Power Arm Racing Bike Set 1975 sold

Top Ten finds 2015
A 100% complete, boxed, unused example of the awesome Powerarm with Mike Zoom and his Speedbike toy racing bike set produced by Palitoy way back in 1975

8: Star Trek Voyager 1995 sold

Top Ten finds 2015
Classic Star Trek USS VOYAGER Starship NCC-74656 with built in sound and light speed – Playmates 1995 Model 6479

7: Davy Crockett Western Target Set 1950s available

Top Ten finds 2015
Davy Crockett Indian Target Set Game. Absolutely awesome mid 1950s target set by Keystone Wood Toys of Boston, MA USA. In the 1950s toys were predominantly about war, space or cowboys. This is the best and largest of various sized western themed shooting ranges

6: Dan Dare Walkie Talkie Set 1950s sold

Top Ten finds 2015
Merit Dan Dare 2 Way Walkie-Talkie boxed set historic 1950s space comms unit comprises of two red walkie talkie units with retractable aerials. Not bad for communications with Venus or Mars but a bit tricky if you want to talk to Uranus

5: Starblazer Space Explorer Kit 1982 availableTop Ten finds 2015

Unusual vintage Electronic Space Explorer Kit with Top Security Activator Key Cards. Unopened factory sealed contents from 1982. The Top Security Micro-Key Cards activate a wide range of exciting equipment for today’s modern space explorer. StarBlaZer range produced by Thomas Salter Scotland

4: Super Flight Deck 1975 soldTop Ten finds 2015

Super Flight Deck is a super cool 1975 Phantom Navy Jet Aeroplane launch and landing game from Airfix. From way back in the day it’s a Navy Phantom jet fighter under your complete control. Play outside or inside and set up flights of 12 to 40 feet!

3: Street Hawk Hyperthrust Motorcycle 1984 sold

Top Ten finds 2015
Remember Street Hawk from only one series in 1985? Wow, you have a great memory. Here’s Jesse Mach’s unforgettable Hyperthrust Honda motorcycle from Kenner made in 1984. This is a stunning mint in box example of the ultra cool ultra rare Street Hawk speed motorcycle with Jesse Mach action figure that “even does wheelies!” (the bike, not Jesse)

2: BRONTO Warriors of Kerang Battle Machine 1991 available

Top Ten finds 2015
The massive Warriors of Kerang Bronto made in Great Britain in 1991 by Bluebird Toys. The Bronto is Hexon’s mighty battle machine – the ultimate weapon against the evil Brox and his vile plot to destroy the Earth

1: Blade Runner PKD Blaster M2019 1980s available

Top Ten finds 2015
Blade Runner’s PKD M2019! Excellent original resin model kit of the awesome Blaster. Made in Japan 1980s Blade Runner Blaster prop replica resin model kit comes with helpful original Japanese instruction sheet

Some of these items are still available so if you’re interested pop over and have a look at our ZapWow listings. Do come by and say hi on twitter @ZapWow or follow us on this blog ZapWowHQ. For more great items see our Zap2 listings

Wishing you a very happy New Year for 2016 and may all the surprises it brings be delights!

 

LEORIC Action FIgure 1980s VISIONARIES Spectral Knights Sunbow

Leoric is perhaps the coolest of all the Magical Light Spectral Knights who are in turn probably the coolest bunch of baddie bashers who wear holograms on their chests. This excellent 4.5 inch action figure of the Visionaries’ leader is available now from our eBay listings

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Awesome fully poseable 4.5″ tall (11 cm) action figure with real magical holographic powers

Also includes:

  • One holographic chest shield
  • One holographic power staff
  • Removable helmet
  • Magical bull whip

Vintage 1987 Hasbro toy with single and dual holograms to add magical 3-dimensional excitement

This excellent mint on card item is available now from our eBay listings along with lots of other cool Sci Fi, TV, movie, vintage & classic fun and collectable items

DRACULA BELA LUGOSI 1980s Billiken Resin Model Kit Halloween

Bela Lugosi may well be dead but in 1989 Billiken found a way to resurrect his giant spirit in the form of an awesome 12 inch model kit! This was one of a range of Universal Monsters taken from classic horror and Sci Fi films from the Golden Age. This stunning vintage item is currently available from our eBay listongs

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Dracula Billiken Resin Model Kit

Dracula Billiken Resin Model Kit

Dracula Billiken Resin Model Kit

Dracula Billiken Resin Model Kit

Dracula Billiken Resin Model Kit

My Japanese is a little rusty but original instructions appear to say “Assemble parts. You paint model good!”

Apparently this is known as the best model kit likeness of Lugosi that the world has ever seen! The header image including a completed model is from the excellent Aurora Monster Shop Blogspot and was finished in oil and acrylic paints

Consists of eight highly detailed parts

  • Head
  • Upper torso
  • Lower torso, legs and feet
  • Two arms
  • Two hands
  • Cape

Text on box label reads:

  • DRACULA
  • Produced by S.T.P. Inc
  • Distributed by Billiken
  • HORROR WORLD
  • Billiken

This is a mint unassembled resin cast model kit of Bela Lugosi as Dracula and comes with original box as issued (has been opened from the rear). No original inner packaging and instructions are not included. As with any resin model kit a certain amount of shaping and smoothing would be necessary in the model making process

Available now from our eBay listings along with lots of other cool Sci Fi, TV, movie, vintage & classic fun and collectable items

1989 BATMOBILE Toy Biz Model Michael Keaton Tim Burton Movie BATMAN

Around a lifetime ago production designer Anton Furst was hired to imagine Gotham City and the Batmobile for the awesome 1989 Tim Burton film. He wanted the car to combine brute force as well as classic bat design. In real life the production team spliced together two Impala chassis powered by a Chevy V8. That same formidable Batmobile is available in model form from our eBay listings Thirteen inches (33cms) of sleek black batty adventure and fun. Duh Na Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh

BATMAN BATMOBILE 1989 Car Vintage Toy Biz Burton

BATMAN BATMOBILE 1989 Car Vintage Toy Biz Burton

BATMAN BATMOBILE 1989 Car Vintage Toy Biz Burton

BATMAN BATMOBILE 1989 Car Vintage Toy Biz Burton

BATMAN BATMOBILE 1989 Car Vintage Toy Biz Burton
This elegant monster seen here unused and mint in box features

  • Concealed rocket launcher that fires two rockets!
  • Gear shift lever located in cockpit to activates the rockets!
  • Large trunk area can hold an action figure and weapons!

Bat fun for all the bat family (except bat babies… small bat parts not suitable for bat children under 3 years)

Produced by Toy Biz 1989 and made in China

Available now on our eBay listings along with lots of other cool Sci Fi, TV, movie, vintage and classic fun and collectable items