Friday, 4 September 2015

THE FUTURE IS COMING

In a month's time my mate, Andy and I will depart for darkest Maidenhead, and the Future is Fantastic Fanderson convention.


It has reminded me that I first met our man, Woodsy in person, at the previous' TV21'  Fanderson convention way back in 2010.


In those fledgling days of the blog, I was but a humble, but enthusiastic contributor, and used the camera on my phone to take pictures. Luckily, my mate Andy had a much better camera and was able to take a few close ups of some of the attending guests, including Gerry Anderson and puppet sculptor, John Blundall, both who are sadly no longer with us.



Other guests from that convention included voice artist Gary Files (pictured below), who was the voice of Captain Magenta in Captain Scarlet and The Mysterons, and Matthew Harding in The Secret Service.


Model maker and designer, Mike Trim, and model maker Alan Shubrook, (both pictured below) talked about their days at Century 21, and working with 'The Guv'nor', Derek Meddings.



Here's Alan doing what looks like his famous puppet impression!

There were quite a few original models too, mainly from Space: 1999.






To pinch a phrase from Woodsy, the whole event was champion!

TV21 DALEKS PROOF BOOK?

There is mention on Amazon of this TV21 book - here: "TV Century 21 Complete Dalek Strips In One Exciting Book Ultra Rare Proof Book".




It is described as:


"A fantastic 100 page Complete Dalek Comic Strips as they appeared in the TV Century 21 Comics of the 1960's. This book is one of the very few proofs that was made to be approved for a book release. Sadly, the book never went to print, hence the reason why it is so very very rare. Every comic strip that was produced for the comics, have been reproduced in this book, in full colour."

Now I know nothing about this proof book but the mention of TV21 drew me there. I'm not a big Dalek fan so I can't comment on its rarity. However, the publication in the pictures looks a lot like a report I might have done in my office, with a plastic cover and a plastic spine!

Does anyone know anything about it?

Thursday, 3 September 2015

THERE'S A TOY TYPHOON COMIN'!

JOE KONINETY

The two superbly detailed Konami  models from Gerry Anderson's Joe 90. 

The excellent miniature of Mac's Jet Air  Car, and the Sergeant's ill-fated Explosives Truck  from the episode, ' Colonel McClaine'.  





the definitive guide to vintage thunderbirds toys - steve's thunderbirds vintage toys

BLOG EXCLUSIVES ARCHIVE: CUrrently out of order

Spacex Mobile Launch Pad Instruction sheet courtesy of reader Mike Burrows

Spacex Nuclear Pulse Instruction sheet courtesy of reader Mike Burrows

Tarheel Moon Prospector Instruction sheet courtesy of Woodsy

Snow Train and Hover Tank Make a Model Book Century 21 courtesy of Woodsy

Scout 3 Box copy to print out and make up by Woodsy and Wotan

BLOG EXCLUSIVE: TARHEEL PROBE FORCE 3 BOX ART AND INSTRUCTION SHEET DOWNLOAD

BLOG EXCLUSIVE: TARHEEL PROBE FORCE 3 BOX ART AND INSTRUCTION SHEET DOWNLOAD
Courtesy of Graeme Walker

Blog exclusive 3 - tarheel moon prospector instruction sheet - print-out a4 and keep!

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