Category Archives: Toys

Red Falcon Clones

 

Red Falcon Clone in Red
Red Falcon Clone in Red

Adam wrote in on a comment on the Micronauts Red Falcon page asking about RF clones. There are a lot of them out there. I am not as well versed in my RF clone lore as some, but I do have a few of them in my collection. Take a look at this one…

 

 

This particular clone has a red and white body, a different head that than RF, but has some common parts like the armor and the sword. Unlike RF, who turns into a big bird, a falcon perhaps?, this one turns into a motorcycle. Kinda neat.

 

A second clone I have is in green and is more Red Falcon like than the red one.

Red Falcon Clone in Green
Red Falcon Clone in Green

Like RF, this one has wings and body armor. It also shares the standard RF head. Unlike RF, his body armor has two guns attached to it and he packs a couple of pistols. 

In Adam’s post, he mentioned a black RF clone. I don’t have one, and haven’t seen one, but there is no reason to believe it might not have been part of this line of knock offs. 

From what little I do know these guys were sold in discount toy stores and places like Big Lots. May have been sold in drug stores. Overall, the toy quality is poor, but they do have magnetic ball joints like the Micronaut and Microman Magnemo toys.

These pics were shot with my cell out of my toy case, so excuse the fuzzy quality.

Tente not Lego

Someone left a post the other day asking me about Tente. If you don’t know what it is, you’re missing out. Tente was a Lego-like building system that was mainly available outside the US. I got mine while living in Colombia, SA. 

Anyway, the system had very similar blocks to Legos and the kits were thematic, like space or transportation. And like Legos, you could build them into whatever you wanted. I didn’t have a lot of them, but they were ahead of Lego in many ways. While Lego still had pretty generic pieces in the 70s and early 80s, Tente had a lot of specialized wheels and parts in their kits. But they made a lot fewer sets…

Tente Building System
Tente Building System

New page = shoot out in space!

Shoot Out In Space
Shoot Out In Space

Yeah! I finally got off my rear end and put up a new toy. The picture tells the story, the new addition to BEM is Shoot Out In Space, one of my all time favorite ray gun toys. Read on and take a peak at my not so terribly insightful scribblings on this classic Sci Fi toy.

TH3

Just found a very cool Italian line of toys called TH3. Kinda magnemo-ish, but without the magnets. They are a sci-fi themed toy line with lite up stuff. I’ll eventually take pictures and post them, but a quick google search will probably reveal some pics for the curious.