Dinky TV toys, Capitaine Flam, 90s movies

From the Dinky Toys 1971 French catalogue – Gerry and Sylvia Anderson TV show toys; Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, UFO.


Lady Penelope’s FAB 1 car from Thunderbirds.

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle (SPV) from Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons.


SHADO UFO Interceptor vehicle from UFO.

Cover. Dinky Toys catalogue. 1971. France.

Capitaine Flam (as called in France) was a 52-episode Japanese animated space opera based on the 1940 Captain Future pulp comic books featuring the character Curtis Newton as the Captain. Broadcasted in France in 1978, the series and its music found huge success.

Capitaine Flam. Pif Gadget N°636. 1981.

Figurine Panini Capitaine Flam stickers. France. 1981.

Capitaine Flam vinyl records and cassette. France. 1980.

1990s cinema and VHS viewing

Beavis and Butthead do America. 1998.

The Phantom. 1996.

Alien Resurrection. 1997.

The Lost World Jurassic Park. 1998.

Independence Day. 1997.

Thanks for looking 🙂

7 thoughts on “Dinky TV toys, Capitaine Flam, 90s movies

  1. Hi TVTA, wow I have actually seen all the movies you have showcased this time. Good ol’ VHS days…but more recently I have just finished watching a re-run of Gerry Anderson’s UFO!
    There is a UK cable tv channel called Talking Pictures TV and they had the series on. I am about to do some movie prop making so I went on YouTube looking for tutorials and tips when I found out some interesting facts about Gerry and Sylvia’s TV shows and their links to …Doctor Who. It turns out that after UFO came to an end Century 21 (Anderson’s production company) sold a warehouse full of props and stuff to the BBC and some of these items were seen in Doctor Who.
    Two props from Century 21 were modified and combined to make Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker’s Sonic Screwdriver. One of the props was an aluminium looking torque wrench handle used by Alan Tracy in the movie “Thunderbirds are Go!” and the second was the microphone mouthpiece from the in-vehicle communication devices seen in Captain Scarlet. The mouthpiece is the silver and red “Wind Vane” type part that fitted on top of the Sonic!
    They (the BBC) even recycled a near complete spaceship, the F-116 fighter seen in Joe 90 episode “Talk Down” was repurposed in the Dr Who story “Colony in Space”

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    • Hi FT. That’s cool the links between Anderson Entertainment and Doctor Who. I remember in the early 2000s holding an art exhibition and hiring some props from a local BBC props warehouse near the old Pebble Studios in Bham – man, walking around that department was like going back in TV time, and I remember seeing Daleks there. I also remember going to a vintage toy exhibition some years back and seeing some of the Thunderbirds puppets as used in production on display.

      Now, April 14th this year has been designated Gerry Anderson Day https://pressreleases.responsesource.com/news/100961/-the-first-ever-international-gerry-anderson-day/
      and I had planned a celebration post here at TVTA … will post it on my new blog if it’s up and running on time (and I will be sure to include Sylvia Anderson in my celebrations – as she was a crucial player in all of their famous shows). Maybe you have time to design a tribute saber/post?

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      • FAB! That’s F…A…B…not the word fab of course 😁 I will do my best to come up with something suitable. Just waiting on delivery of my 2ND Nerf Stryfe (the orange and white blaster) it’s in the van and on the way.
        And it’s cool you got to see some real Daleks…I’m not sure the ones I met were from Skaro – they seemed a bit short.
        I’ll get to work.

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  2. You have some very neat pieces in your 1990s cinema and VHS viewing collection. It’s fun to see that.
    Was never into Beavis and Butthead, but just the thought of them makes me laugh! xo

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