Posts Tagged ‘toy’
Published on May 22, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
A very dangerous coin operated kiddie ride, seen in a faraway suburb of Beijing. The ride is made to look like a fire-breathing tank, painted in red, some silver and green. The tank is equipped with a large main gun, two anti-aircraft rocket launchers on the back, and barrel-less heavy machine guns on the sides. Price for all this pretty: 1 yuan for five minutes.
Published on May 11, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
Desktop speakers for your MP3 player usually look very boring; like a speaker, in black or gray. In China, desktop speakers look like expensive cars, as seen on a toy market in the great city of Guangzhou in Guangdong Province.
On first pic a blue Rolls-Royce Ghost, flanked by a yacht which is a speaker too. The Roller can be connected to any MP3 device with a USB-port, or you can plug-in a USD-disk directly. The actual speaker sits in the roof, with a sub-woofer for base in the bottom. Sound was surprisingly good. Whole thing is about 20 centimeters long. Price for all this pretty: 90 yuan or 15 USD.
Published on May 11, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
Lego from Denmark is nice but a tad too soft, with farm sets and such. Chinese ‘lego’ is better, with an aircraft carrier, seen today on a toy market in the great city of Guangzhou in Guangdong Province. The boat is a model of the Liaoning, China’s first aircraft carrier that was commissioned late last year. The set is made by Sluban, one of China’s most famous lego makers. The set consists of 1875 bricks and measures 890mm long, 210mm wide and 220mm high.
Published on May 10, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
Lamborghini still hasn’t started the production of the very limited Sesto Elemento. China has, in the shape of this fine silver R/C car I met today on a toy market in the great city of Guangzhou in Guangdong Province. The real Sesto Elemento is based on the Gallardo, track-only, limited to 20 cars, and powered by a 570hp variant of the 5.2 liter V10. How many of those 20 will come to China is yet unsure but likely a lot.
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Published on March 23, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
We have been writing about Bling & Pink cars for many years, and finally we have some success. Chinese toy makers were inspired by our stories and are now Pinkefying and Blinging their products, and they start with Lamborghini. On pic an Aventador in gold by a company called Surmount. Scale 1:18, your for 158 yuan or 25 USD.
Published on March 9, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
Most parents like to teach their children about love & peace, because war and ain’t cool for a fragile children’s brain. In China however, some parents believe the babies need some military education as well, just in case, with those Japanese and Americans sending boats into the China seas. Danger is awaiting! Smart Chinese toy factories have detected the new trend and started production of some beautiful stuff.
On pic the QX-7466, and electric powered chariot for children aged 3 to 6. Painted in camouflage, standing on off-road tires, equipped with multiple floodlights, and armed by two heavy guns and a rocket launcher. War was never such an easy win!
Published on February 28, 2013 by Tycho de Feyter
An interesting variation on the Porsche logo, seen on a very Pink cabrio is a faraway suburb of Beijing. What is Porsche trying to hide here?!
Published on December 17, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
The BMW Concept Vision Efficient Dynamics, aka ‘BMW Vision’, is a fantastic concept for an electric supercar that was unveiled in 2009. The vehicle was later renamed BMW i8 but the Germans still haven’t made up their bratwurst minds about production. In China however, things move a lot faster. A toy factory from Guangzhou Province decided to give the Vision a go!
Published on October 12, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
Seen today on da streets in Shanghai, this interesting Audi TT Convertible coin operated kiddie ride. One yuan for ten minutes bouncing around. The machine is made in China by a factory where someone must like the Audi TT very much. It even had a German license plate! And a big wing, for downforce.
Published on October 4, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
The Smart ForSpeed is an electric concept car that debuted on the 2011 Geneva Auto Show, but no matter how cool it loox it will likely remain just another funny idea. China, moves faster! A toy maker from Zhejiang Province has developed a fine toy car for children based on the ForSpeed’s design. It is called ‘Happy Ding’, seats two and it is electric powered. Smart better take note!