Monday, 1 September 2014

An Italian Explorer

I received some pics of from Massimiliano Brusa in Italy of his Explorer. A small pic of this type can be seen on the box of my Woolworths Explorer.




Terrain Explorer (The Holy Grail)

Got this from china still boxed and very good condition for the grand sum of £20. This is my first complete Terrain Explorer :-)   Now to find the trailers!




Another Argie Explorer!

Acquired this one last year for about £50 from Argentina complete with red snow plough. Its the same body shell of the American Explorer but this time boxed and in a much more pleasant colour scheme.


Monday, 27 February 2012

The Argentinian Explorer





Picked up from Ebay Argentina last year and found by Bill comes another incarnation of the Explorer range. This yellow vehicle share a similar cab design to the American model however the leading chassis is different with a raised leading wheel set while the trailing vehicle has a mounted turret, the first piece of weaponry Ive seen on a Explorer Toy! The vehicle is stamped GALGO on the underside and not SuperToys Inc. This version is made of a much cheaper plastic.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

The American Explorer?




Recently acquired off eBay and possibly part of the presumed American Explorer range. See http://explorer12s.blogspot.com/2009/09/woolworths-explorers.html for more thoughts.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Modified Trailer

Looking through my dupliate/spares yesterday I had an idea. I could complete my Space Explorer set if I took the Mechanical Excavator from a battered and broken Terrain EX1 and fit it on the back of the spare Radar Dish trailer to create the missing Mechanical Excavator! So I now have a full Space set plus a full Polar set. This now means I have a miss coloured Radar Dish mounting which can be remedied by a paint job to complete my Ocean set. I still have the problem of not enough trailer chassis but I do have a good few busted by primary vehicles chassis which can be disassembled and modified into trailers by use of the included tow bars. This is due to the modular construction of the vehicles, if you look at the parts the toys are constructed of you'll see their all the interchangeable just with different coloured plastic. More to come on this topic!

 




Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Polar Explorer Bag



Yet another Bill donation! I would loved to have on of these going to school. Not sure if there were any other versions made i.e. Space, Terrain, Ocean.



Space Explorer


Yet another donation from Bill, this is another almost complete set but is missing the Mechanical Excavator trailer. In one of the pics you can see a duplicate Radar Dish trailer, I got this along with three broken explorers in a very poor state and a Polar Command trailer off ebay last week for the grand total of £1 lol. It may be possible to turn this into a Ocean Explorer trailer with the addition of some well chosen green paint giving me a full Ocean set.

Ocean Explorer


This was another donation by Bill over at Project Sword. It was acquired from a set off ebay a few months back and came with an almost complete Space Explorer. This unit came with the mechanical grab on the aft trailer which is strange as they were all shipped with a radar dish. This can only mean that the original owner had a full set but has switched around the grab/radar dish mounting and possibly lost the other trailer chassis.

2010 Update & New Acquisitions

2010 has been a good year for Explorers as I have managed to acquire some new examples off ebay and two vehicles kindly donated to me by Bill over at Project Sword http://projectswordtoys.blogspot.com/ Anyway I now have a complete Polar Explorer set complete with all the trailers yahoo!