Sunday, July 23, 2017

Thomas Toy Torpedo Firing Submarine

As a collector I never considered myself a 'boat guy', although in retrospect a whole bunch of ships and boats made their way into the collection anyway. That mindset has changed somewhat and I find myself being smitten by those small boats often sold as bin toys or perhaps the smaller cereal premiums and I hope to post some more before long. As for submarines I don't remember having any as a kid except for, I believe (and we're working with a faint memory here), I had an Ideal sub that used baking powder to make it lower and rise in the water. Well anywho, to make a long story longer I've sorta/kinda been wanting a sub now for several years and recently took the plunge by latching on to this beautiful little Thomas Toy affair with torpedo. I don't know if this was a part of a larger playset. It's a great piece that, with wheels on the bottom, doesn't rely on having to put in water to play with. The sub has a pivoting deck gun and measures 11 5/8" (30.16cm) L x 1 1/2" (3.81cm) W x 1 5/8" (4.12cm) H Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Russian Federation - Tehnolog Vikings - Double Trouble

Here's the last figure from Tehnolog's set of fantasy Viking figures. With that battle axe and mean lookin' sword this guy is Double Trouble! LOOKOUT! Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

Double Trouble

Friday, July 21, 2017

Russian Federation - Tehnolog Vikings - The Swordsman

That broadsword looks almost as big as he is, but big swords were a real thing for a while back in the day. What if I had to use that thing? hmmmm, I'd have to hook it up to a boat and use it as an anchor LOL Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

The Swordsman

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Monsoon Skies

Bettina has been taking some great photos but just hasn't wanted to blog them, finding it easier to just post on facebook. I'd love to post more of her work but there's very little time to do my own photos but I couldn't pass up this opportunity to share some pics and video that she took a couple of days ago. We are in the midst of the Monsoon season here in the American Southwest and when the atmosphere gets really juiced we have some wonderful vistas - all right outside our door. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina