Half Bus, Half Man

Submitted by Douglas Wood January 6th, 2013
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This bizarre vintage Japanese  toy  by Yone that I found at an estate sale last week has the distinction of being both Man and Vehicle.   When you wind it up, the bus moves in a back and forth motion, the head spins around in a complete 360, and the two arms swing at the side.  The Conductor looks surprisingly pleasant considering what a freak of nature he is.

2 Responses to “Half Bus, Half Man”

  1. Allee Willis

    Insane, though the perfect spin on transpotation and head trips.

    Things with enormously oversized heads have always spooked me anyway and this guy takes the cake. Someone at the toy company was on acid.

    Great steamline bus though. The arm kills me.

  2. Mark Milligan

    Beautiful. I love the design. The front end almost makes me think train engine too, it reminds me of the streamline diesels that used to cross the country in the 60’s.