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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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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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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

This historic vintage Gemini Space Capsule can currently be found with many other cool Sci Fi, TV, movie, vintage and fun collectables on ZapWow

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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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This 1995 vintage Commander Benjamin Sisko can currently be found with many other cool Sci Fi, TV, movie, vintage and fun collectables on ZapWow

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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

This 1977 vintage super slide projector starring die stunning Sieben Millionen Dollar Fraur can currently be found with many other cool Sci Fi, TV, movie, vintage and fun collectables on ZapWow

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A-TEAM POSTER ART 1983 Three Picture Vintage Colouring Set

Remember that crazy group of TV mercenaries who used to kill or maim all the bad guys while smoking large cigars and wearing enormous amounts of gold? Well here’s a colourful reminder… an exceptional mint A-Team poster colouring set produced way back in 1983. The tube contains three excellent unused & unopened posters. Also included is a set of stone age felt tip pens, four in a plastic pack and a loose brown one popped in after they remembered Mr T’s skin tone
A-TEAM POSTER ART SET 1983
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A-TEAM POSTER ART SET 1983
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A-TEAM POSTER ART SET 1983
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A-TEAM POSTER ART SET 1983
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  • Poster Art
  • The Greatest TV Action Team ever… to colour and keep
  • 3 Big Pictures 14″ x 20″ Plus 5 Fiber Pens
  • 1983 Stephen J Cannell Productions
  • Made in England by Powerplay

These crazy colourful characters can currently be found with many other cool Sci Fi, TV, movie, vintage and fun collectables on ZapWow

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 1991 FLEXI-FRIEND Bendable Toy Figure Vintage Tomy

Remarkable 1991 vintage Sonic the Hedgehog bendable action figure mint on card. Sonic is all wired up and covered in flexible plastic ready to bend to your desires. This is one of the first Sonic toys ever released and he’s exactly like the real Sonic star of the video game – from his neat little red and white striped boots to his prickly blue neck

 

Bendable Sonic the Hedgehog Flexi-Friend Vintage
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Bendable Sonic the Hedgehog Flexi-Friend Vintage
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Bendable Sonic the Hedgehog Flexi-Friend Vintage
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Bendable Sonic the Hedgehog Flexi-Friend Vintage
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Bendable Sonic the Hedgehog Flexi-Friend Vintage
The historic Flexi-friend Sonic
  • “Strike an attitude with the fully poseable Sonic figure!!”
  • 5.5″ tall
  • Saga Enterprises Ltd 1991/1992
  • Tomy item number #7110
  • Made in China

This famous blue spiky haired hedgehog comes sealed on his original brightly coloured card. The bubble is in good shape and intact; the card shows some storage wear, age and slight bending but is still very presentable

This manic vintage video game character can currently be found with many other cool Sci Fi, TV, movie, vintage and fun collectables on ZapWow

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UNCLE SAM 1950s United Nations Souvenir Flagg Doll USA

Yes, it’s the real Uncle Sam. Produced by Flagg & Company and sold circa 1950s as a souvenir at the United Nations building in New York. The box has an United Nations NY sticker on the front. The original owner of this historic piece remembered going into the UN Gift Centre New York and choosing it as an eight year old in 1960.

UNCLE SAM Flagg Doll United Nations Boxed Souvenir New York 1950s

.UNCLE SAM Flagg Doll United Nations Boxed Souvenir New York 1950s

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UNCLE SAM Flagg Doll United Nations Boxed Souvenir New York 1950s
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UNCLE SAM Flagg Doll United Nations Boxed Souvenir New York 1950s

Dressed in original bright, colourful, clean clothes that have not faded with age

Sam is around 20 cm / 8 inches tall, from his shoes to the top of his tall hat. Made of flexible vinyl resin with wire inside so he can easily bend to the will of corporate America

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DAN DARE PLANET GUN 1950s Space Eagle Comics Merit Vintage Sci Fi

This crazy 1950s issue of the Dan Dare Planet Gun inspired by jet fighter curves crossed with the colours of a cricket pitch, the ball and scoreboard numbers. Vintage futuristic plastic space gun complete with set of three deadly spinner projectiles. Box has colourful action packed comic book art showing whirling weapon wielding, spacesuit-clad Dare watched by technologically advanced reptilian aliens via view screen. It’s not made clear how the spinning projectiles are meant to work but it’s odds-on that the vortex caused by spinning so hard literally creates a mini dimensional fabric rip (or FabRip… as most people call them these days). Clearly if that happened in close proximity to an enemy alien the result could be very messy. Indeed, operators should remember to mind their fingers near the weapon’s moving parts 
 

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

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

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

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

You don’t even need batteries to operate this baby! It runs on an ingenious spring system (that could probably actually really replace nuclear power as an energy source) and pure nostalgia  

Set includes:

  • Hard plastic spring-loaded “Planet Gun” 4.5″ long
  • Three plastic rotors/saucers 3″ diameter
  • Illustrated box 7″ x 11″ x 2.25 inch deep

There appear to have been three combinations of colours for the various parts. This is a very sporty black green and red version carrying the wording

  • Planet Gun
  • Dan Dare name and logo (a circle with a vertical oval inside)
  • Inter-Planet Space Fleet
  • A Merit Toy

Comes with advice note warning only to use this gun when you are actually in space (which sort of supports my whole fabric ripping hole theory):

 

CAUTION
When winding do not exceed 8 CLICKS
Do not overwind stupid

Do not fire point blank at any target but fire only into space!

 

To achieve best results apply a few drops of light oil to the spinner spindle and a touch of Vaseline around the slots on the underside of the spinner hub

 

Made way back in 1950s England by J & L Randall Ltd/ Merit with permission of Eagle Comics the publisher of British Dan Dare sci-fi stories. What does Wikipedia say about Dan’s spacey history?

 

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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!

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