Tintin and the Toy Photographer

Please excuse the break on the Harry Potter set reviews! I thought I would go for something a little different this week!

Whilst I was on toy safari in Denmark this year, I did the typical toy safari thing and borrowed a few toys.

The most memorable toy I borrowed was this wonderful Thompson figure from Tintin. I borrowed him off Herrsm and fell completely in love with it.

It might have been the heat, it might have been the water, but I had to get myself one! Those red stripes, and that bowler hat, made for the perfect summer photo!

Thompson goes diving!
Cool off from the summer weather and go swimming with Thompson!

The figure even worked in black and white, with those stripes really becoming something!

Stripes on a swimsuit, in black and white

I discovered a small Tintin shop in London’s Covent Garden and managed to find my own (cheaper) version of the figure. Whilst I didn’t have anything as lovely as a pool in Denmark, I did have a small paddling pool for Thompson to play with.

Thompson figure leaning over a paddling pool
Thompson figure diving into a pool of water

Of course, I couldn’t resist several other small figures, such as this amazing little rocket, whilst I was in the shop. Imagine the Apollo crew’s surprise when they found it on the moon!

Tintin rocket on the moon, with LEGO Apollo lander in background.
Tintin rocket on LEGO plate with spaceman figure

I also picked up a slightly more traditionally dressed Thompson. He looked pretty cool in the streets of London. Now just to get his twin!

Thompson figure on a London street

Whilst these figures are not posable and are fairly cheaply made, they come up pretty nicely in pictures. I’d definitely recommend these to any Tintin fans or anyone looking for something else to photograph.

What was the last toy you borrowed? Did you end up buying one? Let me know in the comments!

~ Lizzi

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4 Comments

  1. What a great piece Lizzi. And I had no idea there was a TinTin store. Amazing! These toys are so enchanting. I have some dear friends who’ve collected Godzilla toys for years. I finally borrowed one tiny one and he’s been so fun to shoot. It’s so different from LEGO. I fear my toy collecting could come unhinged…
    Hope you’re doing great.

  2. Astrid

    Lizzi,
    I bought some TinTin figures last year in Lisbon and fell immediately in love with them. As you 😊 Your pictures are wonderful colorful πŸ˜πŸ™‹πŸΌ

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