Nestling within a massive upcoming sale of vintage toy cars at Vectis – many of them military vehicles – are a number of cult media-inspired items, including Gerry Anderson vehicles, Batman, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and more.
Taking place on Monday 27th April 2020, the latest specialist auction runs to almost 900 items, many cars and other vehicles boxed, produced by companies such as Corgi, Dinky and Triang.
Here’s just a small selection of items on offer – full catalogue here.
The auction also includes a few of Dinky’s space toys, produced in the late 1970s, designed to appeal to children and priced accordingly, including a Space Battle Cruiser, the first model in the range.
The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.
Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.