May the 4th be with you! Cross posted from my Man of TIN blog
On my travels I spotted a seaside toy shop which had this lovely wooden space rocket from Le Toy Van for only £5.
I thought it would fit perfectly for my 1930s space troops from Poundland / pound store 32mm plastic toy soldier conversions from 2017:
I also tried it out with one of my 50mm Tim Mee Galaxy Laser Team Space Men. At this size, this would be more of a personal space craft than a space troop or squad transport.
Le Toy Van, a UK firm, have a shopping website https://letoyvan.com/products/space-rockets-1
I would be very tempted to respray another one of these rockets a more 1930s gold or silver.
Flash, aaa – aaagh!
Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN, 16 April 2019.
I wish Tim Mee toys (“Made in the USA”) were more widely and cheaply available in the UK. Whilst they can be tracked down online, the extra shipping to the UK makes them pricey.
Very kindly the Grand Duke of Tradgardland, the Tradgardmastre himself sent (via the D of T P.O.) these spare Tim Mee space figure poses for my collection and for Close Little Star Wars 54mm future adventures on the Back Yarden Planet.
Well it is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landings …
These last figures look very Mercury 7 (think Sleeper 1990s Britpop album cover) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_Seven
One of each pose is enough for me as they should provide some good character figures to be supported and bulked out by Pound Store ‘space marine’ conversions and the lovely Airfix Star Warriors, Star Wars 54mm plastics and old Britain’s StarGards in my collection https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/25/in-a-garden-far-far-away/
Here is the Tim Mee website (search online for UK / USA suppliers but beware shipping!) https://timmeeusa.com/products/jl-timmee-galaxy-red-orange
Thanks to the Duke and Duchy of Tradgardland for this kind gift – a suitably magical response is on its way. https://tradgardland.blogspot.com
These attractive figures wait on the painting table for suitable colour scheme inspiration to strike. Hopefully sometime by International Star Wars Day on May 4th? Or the July moon landing anniversary?
Blogposted by Mark Man of TIN on Pound Store Plastic Warriors 23 March 2019