About Me

My photo
No Fixed Abode, Home Counties, United Kingdom
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'.


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!!


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!