Friday, September 5, 2014

A Rocket Trip to the Moon (1970)

Toys in Space #6

This Golden Book was also probably a re-print of a Japanese book. These beautiful models and machines remind me (and probably many of you) of Thunderbirds and other Gerry Anderson productions.

Russel, Geraldine Russell and Shiba Productions. A rocket trip to the moon. New York : Golden Press. 30 p. 27 cm.1970.

When looking at it I am astonished at the details they chose to include. The astronauts are a sort of nightmare Major Matt Mason bodies with strange doll heads.

I desperately want to own the model of this "moon buggy" Again the detail is wonderful.

The composition of this photograph is beautiful. The detail of the smoke in space is a small problem but maybe their rockets are dusty.

You cannot un-see the astronauts with giant heads!