Marco J. Meyer

Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (29 of 35)
Location: Switzerland
In My Own Words:
I am a movie buff living in Switzerland collecting mainly US, British and French movies formerly on Laserdiscs, now DVD and still have some original VHS.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,709,643 - Total Helpful Votes: 29 of 35
Classic Captain Scarlet Angel Interceptor by Unknown
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I remember having glued together and painted an Airfix Angel Interceptor plastic model in the late 1970ies. It was a very detailed model, then.

What the reborn CORGI produced with this die-cast edition, is an excellent demonstration that quality toys - or should I rather say collectibles - can be made even nowadays. If you're in for Gerry Anderson's vintage Captain Scarlet models, this one should definitely find its way on your shelf. Or rather leave it in its box in a dust-safe place, and its value will increase in time! Do not play with it, unless you really want to destroy your investment regarding a future auction.
3.0 out of 5 stars Tiny model, delicate plastic, excellent details, 12 July 2010
While some delicate tiny plastic parts must be most carefully plugged together by the buyer (nothing for smaller kiddy hands), the models make a good, although a very small impression on any shelf. Ideal if you lack either space or money to having bigger models. For UFO TV programme afficionados a must. I cannot remember having seen such an exquisite S.I.D. model elsewhere.

The Fireball XL5 on the other hand looks quite ridiculous: it is so small that it hardly matches half a pen in size, but you can remove the front capsule, if you really have to.

Definitely, these collector models are not intended to be played with. You should also consider putting them into a… Read more
Philips iBoom DLA78405 JukeBox Style Dock for iPod&hellip by Philips
While the sound of the Philips iBoom Jukebox can be set from muffled to nearly good by using the iPod's equalizer settings, the actually only good thing I was hoping for is its biggest drawback: the RF remote control, which 'should'

a) display the contents of the iPod in a usable form (answer = no, unless you like tiny thumbnail micro-images, building up one line per second)
b) show the correct covers (answer = sometimes yes, mostly no: it could be funny having ABBA covers mixed with Dolly Parton, in reality it is a nuisance)
c) should be able to hold the connection with the iBoom station (answer = no connection most of the time, even at distances lower than 3 feet… Read more