Archive for September, 2008

LEGO Classic Space promotional sticker

Classic LEGO Space promotional sticker

I stuck my fair share of these stickers on school books in 1979, so finding a mint unused one on ebay recently was a real joy. I have foggy memories of stacks of these sitting on the counter at Griselda’s toy store in Brighton, or at the annual LEGO display at MYER Melbourne’s Bourke St store. They are quite large, around A4 size, and are a wonderful item from LEGO’s golden years.
Check out that cheesy explosion graphic!
Will

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09 2008

Great Australian Big Jim Collection

A great Australian Big Jim collection

Check out this fantastic collection of Mattel Big Jim figures, vehicles and outfits from Aussie collector Willem Bos.
Willem started out with just his two remaining childhood figures five years ago, and has now built an enviable collection of over 60 figures, vehicles, outfits and ephemera.
There are so many highlights in these pictures it’s hard to single anything out, but the western range and the P.A.C.K. figures and vehicles are a couple of favourites of mine.
The stand-out highlight for me though is the set of rareĀ 1976 Australian Olympic Outfit Big Jims. The figures have unique green and gold molded trunks as seen in this catalogue shot, and three outfits as seen in the picture below. There are tough find even here in Australia, and I’ve yet to see a packaged example.
Thanks so much to Willem for sharing his collection with Toltoys.com!
Cheers,
Will

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09 2008