from the space age
Robot and Space Toy Links 2
1. The J Store at Japanimation.com is a very classy place. You don't have to be an anime expert to navigate this site, which offers a wide selection of anime-related items, frequent specials and closeouts, and great service. This is the only place I know to get the Japanese Astro Boy 5 DVD set. Click picture above to visit.
2. Toy Stable really is in a stable--well on a farm. Lynne stocks the barn with Star Wars, Star Trek, Transformers, G.I. Joe, and "boys' toys of the '70s and '80s, and fills a nearby antique mall with the Disney, cartoon and character memorabilia. Somewhere there's also Breyer Horses, My Little Pony, Pokemon, and a lot of other famous lines, along with odd little-known items. To visit, click on the picture above.
3. Aaron's Tin Toy Arcade is just about the best place there is for all sorts of inexpensive fun stuff, like tin, plastic, and battery operated robots, and Spaceship X-100. It's where we got our Atomic Alien Spinning Space Guns (see our Space Gun review).
4. Classics Without Cable is your home for great SF on DVD and Blu-ray. Also see the companion site, Cartoons Without Cable (link from the Classics site). Both are family-friendly sites for leisurely browsing.
5. The Big Red Toybox is a great resource for toys and collectors in general, but they also have replacement parts for Zeroids, Major Matt Mason, vintage robots and many other toys to cherry out your bargain find. Links to numerous sites, bulletin boards, and discussion groups. Click on the picture above to visit.
6. Wildtoys. John has links to everything about Major Matt Mason, Mattel's Man in Space, Ideal's Mighty Zeroid Robots, and Colorforms Aliens, the three lines covered in James Gillam's book, Space Toys of the Sixties (see my review in the Robot Books section), as well as numerous other toy lines. You can even check all the current e-bay auctions, and e-mail him your want list. Click on the picture above for a wild time.
7. Sci-Fi Station is one of the largest sci-fi toy sites, running the gamut from budget-priced repro toys to high end vintage robots and animation cells. An easily navigated, imaginative site. Click on the picture to dock.
8. Ozzie's Robots has the best collection of vintage robots for sale I've ever seen. A great place to view unusual toys and variations. They go fast and the stock is constantly changing. Click on the picture to check it out.
9. Robot Island has all the new reproduction robots at reasonable prices, like the ones shown above: Chief Robot Man and Poof Toys' reproduction of Robert the Robot from 1954, made from the original molds. Click on the picture above to visit the island.
10. Hobbytron has an endless array of amazing toys and robot kits. They're the experts on Robosapian v.2 and there's lots to read about him and other new robot friends. Check out the X UFO that actually flies, and at a great price. Click the picture to find a hobby.
11. The Sharper Image. The ionic breeze air ionizer is enough reason to shop here, but another is Mark Tilden's signature series Robosapian and Robopets. Click the picture to sharpen up.
12. Scientifics. Whatever happened to Edmund Scientific? It's here, on line, under a new name. Robot kits and lots of great science stuff for junior Einsteins and curious minds. Click on the picture to enter.
13. The Robot Web Ring. Numerous interesting and unique robot and space-related sites. (Sites may have ads and Zeroidz.com has no control over their content). Have your own robot site? Go there to join the ring.