Thanks to Julie G. for this find!
Category Archives: Models, Figurines
My goodness. This Kurt Adler Christmas ornament is $65! It’s designed by David Strand. And measures over 6 inches tall. But this ornament is priced like a Radko! Still it is the first snowman on a scooter I’ve run into. Except for this guy. And he’s much too big to hang on a tree.
If you have the world’s steadiest hands and a butt load of patience you could be the proud owner of your own very crafted from a kit set of Vespa Primavera SMALL FRAMES. The kit is Japanese and so hard to find outside of Asia but it can be had on Amazon for just over $40:
DIOPARK 1/35 Scale Vespa Primavera Model Kit
Lemonade & Legos
For just under $10 (!) you can get this Lego set that includes Mia the doll, the Lemonade Stand and most importantly the retro colored scooter.
A Really, Really Rare Bit Oâ€™Swag:
Vespa Motorsport on Toy Hunter
This was a fun clip to watch even though I am still not sure why anyone would want a “Tytus.” I am also amazed when companies don’t keep archives of their products, past and present. But it’s a lot more common for them to forget their past in an effort just to keep up with the present. I think all companies need a docent/librarian.
For some less rare (but no less desirable) toys, visit Vespa Motorsport’s toy page where they have over five pages of Maisto, New Ray and Legos scale scooter models for great prices.
AndrÃ© C. near Lyon, France
Scooter AND doll included!
Well here’s an unusual but cute scooter for Barbie to ride. Not sure how to identify this one but to say it is a little Buck Rogers. And dig that Channel quilted seat! It’s called the “Barbie Glam Scooter.” You can find both Barbie and Teresa (Barbie’s brunette friend) on ToysRUs for under $20.
Thanks to Amy S. for this find!
1952 Vespa Faro Basso Paper Model
Whoa . . . hold on there. Before you get too excited I must let you know that the instructions are in Japanese and I haven’t been able to find templates to print out that are bigger than postage stamps.
Now that I’ve got the bad news out of the way I can tell you that this is a model of the scooter Audrey Hepburn rode in “Roman Holiday.” And this is possibly the most detailed paper scooter model I’ve ever come across. The 150 cc engine is even represented – just lift up the right cowl!
In the meantime I’ll be keeping an eye out for higher res templates and instructions in English for you papier fiends.
Thanks to Daniel S. for this find!
Project instructions (in Japanese)
A Rare Bit Oâ€™Swag:
A Sugar, Salt, & Pepper Santa Claus
Winking at you.
It seems like no more than a month or two passes before I discover another kid’s show featuring scooters. This time it’s an Italian show even though it looks like it came straight from the shores of Japan.
Here’s a description of what the “Winx Club” is all about according to Wikipedia:
“Winx Club is an action and fantasy show combined with comedic elements. In the mystical dimension of Magix, three special schools educate modern fairies, ambitious witches and supernatural warriors, and wizards from all over the magical universe.”
Oh and Bloom (the main character) rides a scooter.
You can get Bloom doll with her bright pink scooter for $20 on the ToysRUS site. The puzzle was featured in a recent eBay auction and is harder to find.
Watch the TV Commercial for the Bloom Scooter Doll in some language that is definitely not Italian.