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Monday, May 21, 2018

#902 FIGURAS EN ACCIÓN (F.E.A.) Nr. 18 + GOOD TIMES - KULT! Nr. 17 (1/2018)


Since the new year I am publishing only two entries per month instead of 11, and because the Figuras En Acción magazine is still being published twice a year, I have decided to merge all reviews for publications I read together with the F.E.A. releases. 


F.E.A. Nr.18

I´ll start by announcing the release of the 18th issue of the magazine, as always free to download, add-free, without registration.
This number comes with a mixed lot of articles and some news. We try to bring something new in every number, and this time is something quite important. We have now set a cooperation with the Podcast La Cueva del Terror, in which they will send us one article per number. This will ensure a minimal dose of Masters of the Universe in each number.

Other articles in this number include a extensive analysis of the Creature of the Black Lagoon, centered on the character, movies and related toys; an article about Comics Spain's Dungeon and Dragons figures; basketball players from Star Toys (for Kellogg´s), Yolanda and other companies; the surprise envelopes "Sorpresa Monstruo" by Patapalo and two great interviews: the first one with the person behind Tecleador.com (repro and custom accesories for 1/6 scale action figures like Madelman) and the second one with Walter Harris, creator of the action figure toyline Hammer of the Gods. Still a couple of surprises on top of that.

I hope you enjoy it!


KULT! Nr.17

After a while without buying KULT! I got number 17 last Christmas and I read it back then. The magazine remains without big changes after a while, at least at first sight. I have realised that there are many more collaborators now than 2 or 3 years ago, and this is a symptom that things go well for them. They have also released three special issues in the last year, and the one dealings with cars looks very very interesting. The other two focus on Police TV series and western movies and series. Good for them!

This number 17 comes with another article on Matchbox (there was already at leat one on this same topic published in a previous number), and another on Barbie. That is everything related to toys, but there are also lots of other interesting articles like furniture and home appliances design in the 70s, Captain Future, Ivanhoe, Nena, Ásterix, Eskimo Ice Creams and many more, everything mixed up with no order in the Kult! style we love.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

#901 TINTOYS/ TIN'S TOYS - KARINA, BMW 2800, FAIRLADY, PORSCHE and OTHERS (Around 1983)




Here are several other cars made by Tintoys and Tin´s Toys that I have bought in the last year or so. They are very difficult to find, so I am always happy to find one of these brands. It is almost the only budget line that I collect.




Let´s start with the Tintoys, which are previous to Tin´s Toys and labelled with W.T. on the base. None of these three cars are marked with carmaker or model in the base, so I indicate the name in brackets. The Mercedes C111 is not in its best shape, but the paint still resists well. Or at least better than the paint in other brands.


W.T. 201 (KARINA 1700)




W.T. 205 (PININFARINA FIAT-ABARTH 2000)





W.T. 507 (MERCEDES C111)



And now the Tin´s Toys, labelled with T on the base and also the carmaker or the model. If the name had to be completed by me, I put my addition in brackets. The Fairlady is exceptional because it has a chromed based.

T238 B.M.W. 2800
T239 FAIRLADY Z432 (260Z)
T344 KARINA (1700)
T347 PORSCHE (910)





Note that the Karina is presented twice, as Tintoys and also as Tin´s Toys. They have exactly the same color, but different wheels. You may not get confused by the wheels, since Tintoys use both types of wheels, and even other types not represented in this entry. Sometimes the colour may change, as seen in previous entries, see for example #635


FACTS AND FIGURES:
  • Name: KARINA, BMW 2800, FAIRLADY, PORSCHE and OTHERS
  • Scale: Approx. 1:64
  • Year: Around 1983
  • Company: Tintoys/ Tin's Toys (Hong-Kong)
  • Size: approx. 6 cm
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