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I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

R is for Run Raumfahrer, Run!

Apparently there were only ever these four figures in this Hausser/Elastolin set/range, and while they used to be considered very rare, the closing of the factory a few years ago apparently turned-up loads of them, as they had been poor sellers upon release and the bulk of the stock was returned to the factory - if indeed; it ever left the factory.

They are pretty quirky, and they are - with the exception of a pretty straitfoward 'astronaught' who is quite far along the evolutionary scale from Perry Rodan (very popular in Germany) to NASA - not your usual 'alien' types, being a very hysterical 'rubber-girl', a rather soft-looking dino-grinch and a slightly more atypical '60's pulp 'lobster-man'.

4 comments:

Sam's Blog said...

they could be funny figures, but for my own taste, they are ridiculous !

Maverick Collecting said...

Hehehe! They are not to everyone's taste...they didn't seem to be to many people's taste at the time they were issued either!!

H

Gog said...

Hi Hugh, exactly these 4 figures appear in the last issue of "kult!" in the article about space/alien/robot toys. There's not much information about them, only Hausser-Elastolin and 1960s.

There're also other plastic figures (for example those from the "Plong" Chewing gum, although most of them are tin toys.

I find the figures great: great colours, great design, very similar to later figure series like the Trash Bag Bunch.

Thanks for showing these!

Maverick Collecting said...

Pleasure Gog - glad you enjoyed!
H