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Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: the toys that failed to fly (video).

July 6, 2021 | By | Reply More
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: the toys that failed to fly (video).

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century was a fairly popular scifi TV series back in the day, but boy, did the merchandising suck and fail to take off. Just why were the toys for Buck Rogers in the 25th Century so flipping awful?

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Steampunk stage coach versus the bison monster (model-making tutorial).

June 6, 2021 | By | Reply More
Steampunk stage coach versus the bison monster (model-making tutorial).

Our best model maker, Boylei, is back with another model-making tutorial – this time, it’s more Wild Wild West-style hijinks with a steampunk stage coach versus a furious bison monster. Do bison monsters ship in any flavour except ^%%&ed-off?

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Knight Rider Retro Watches (er…watch review).

June 4, 2021 | By | Reply More
Knight Rider Retro Watches (er…watch review).

When I saw these watches on Ebay, I thought they deserved a closer look. I mean, if you can’t buy those expensive 1990s watch copies of the ‘Knight Rider’ commlink, then getting something that looks like it in modern times and at a much lower price has to be a good idea. This firm actually […]

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Go steampunk, young man, with the mech-wagon (model-making video).

May 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
Go steampunk, young man, with the mech-wagon (model-making video).

It’s time for another how-to video in the model-making field, and this time, the enigmatic individual known only as Boylei, brings us some wiki-wiki-wiki Wild Wild West in the form of a mech-wagon bringing a hardy pioneer across the plains to a glorious new life of steampunk joy.

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Why your genre toy industry is dying (video).

May 9, 2021 | By | Reply More
Why your genre toy industry is dying (video).

Michael is here to explain why the toy market for science fiction, fantasy, and horror is on its last legs – especially in the USA. That’s an easy one, kids wants an iPhone, these days: not an AT-AT model or stormtrooper figure. 

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More Power Loader : an article by: GF Willmetts

May 2, 2021 | By | Reply More
More Power Loader : an article by: GF Willmetts

Since showing my building of the Halcyon model kit of the Power Loader in February, it suffered two falls and a couple more arm repairs and tubes, chiefly on the back of the chassis, to be put back on. In doing this, a drop of glue got on the CD case I was using and […]

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Brickpunk, the new steampunk range from Hornby (model kit news).

April 14, 2021 | By | Reply More
Brickpunk, the new steampunk range from Hornby (model kit news).

Hornby – best known for their model railways – is launching a new range of steampunk-themed brick model kits from their Bassett-Lowke sub-brand. Kind of like Lego, but without the royalties! The opening Brickpunk range include the Comet Horsebot, Gaussian Blimpoid, Scoundrel Tractoid, Arachnid Steam Walker, and Frenzy Horsebot. You can always take the pieces […]

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Stormtrooper vs. Nexu model diorama tutorial (video).

April 11, 2021 | By | Reply More
Stormtrooper vs. Nexu model diorama tutorial (video).

Mark brings us a fine tutorial on building a 1:12​ scale diorama of a scrap between an Imperial Stormtrooper and a Nexu from Star Wars (the Nexu is the cat-like critter last glimpsed in Attack of the Clones during the Geonosis gladiatorial combat). 

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The toymaker’s tale: working as an indie toy-maker in the 21st century (video).

March 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
The toymaker’s tale: working as an indie toy-maker in the 21st century (video).

Here’s the WonderCon panel with various indie action figure and toy creators, examining subjects such as release strategies, sculpting, manufacturing, painting, crowdfunding, and distribution of your nicest independently produced action figures. Moderated by Richard Mayerik (Netflix’ The Toys That Made Us) and Gavin Hignight (Wandering Planet Toys), the toy-namic duo interview and chat with Chris […]

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Jabba’s Palace diorama: a model-maker’s masterclass (video).

February 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Jabba’s Palace diorama: a model-maker’s masterclass (video).

In this model-maker’s masterclass, it’s time to build a realistic 1:700 scale Jabba’s Palace (or should that be Boba’s Palace as of now?). You can 3D print the structures and made the terrain from styrofoam. By the twin suns of Tatooine, this is a worthy subject for a quick six-minute masterclass video!

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