Play Me, a Spanish range of die cast planes

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Play Me, a Spanish range of die cast planes

Postby grwebster » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:04 am

First issued in the 1950s, these were available in stores in Europe as late as 1978. Besides the plastic Hubley, isn't the Play Me Piper Tri-pacer the only other toy made of this aircraft?
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The Play Me Wal is an excellent casting
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Re: Play Me, a Spanish range of die cast planes

Postby Tone » Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:58 pm

I have a Tin plate Tri Pacer, Koji Yanagisawa informed me that Alps made it. It has a twenty-inch wing span. Off Topic so I won't post a photo here.

Play-Me, similar to Cragstan Wild Wings and also some of the 1976 Mandarin planes.

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I really like the Polikarpov Rata:

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Re: Play Me, a Spanish range of die cast planes

Postby grwebster » Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:33 pm

Tony, that Play Me F86D/L eluded me for many years, then for a while I found several- I think it was one of the first toys issued then later discontinued.
Early Play Me aircraft had peculiar and somewhat complicated folding gear when appropriate like that F-86D/L.
Later they eliminated that style gear and used the cast post and dumb-bell style.
Does your F-86D/L have that early style folding gear? I have yet to see that toy without it.
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Re: Play Me, a Spanish range of die cast planes

Postby Tone » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:38 pm

Yes, and one has broken off! :( You can see the nose wheel and strut, loose inside the packing, right near the nose.
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Re: Play Me, a Spanish range of die cast planes

Postby grwebster » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:42 pm

Well, in the small world of collecting Play Me planes your F-86 is probably the rarest one in that series.
How many on this board do? I wonder.
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Play Me, a Spanish range of die cast planes

Postby Tone » Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:40 pm

Here is a link to a page showing a tin plate friction Play Me plane. It is a Convair F-106 similar to the no-name Japanese #33 toys that were one sold in US packed in "header bags" only the Play Me version came boxed.

http://juguetesjugados.blogspot.com/201 ... layme.html

I bet you didn't know the Play Me die casts lasted into the 80s and included an F-15.

http://toysfromthepast.blogspot.com/201 ... f-126.html
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