Hot Wings Biplanes, ex-Larami Takatoy

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Hot Wings Biplanes, ex-Larami Takatoy

Postby Tone » Sun Dec 28, 2014 5:28 pm

Larami's Takatoy sold a series of small biplanes around 1994. After that, around 1997, Lidco in Canada issued them in different color schemes and another firm sold a slightly different set (mixed and matched upper wings) in dollar stores.

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Larami Takatoy issue of the Boeing F4B with "647" cast underneath the wing, 1994.

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Grand Prix (Lidco) issue of the Curtiss JN4, 1997.

In 2000-2001 the Ames department store, now defunct, began to sell a new series of planes from Just Think Toys, PO Box 2345, Palos Verdes CA 98743. This "Hot Wings" series combined old Zylmex castings of airliners and jet fighters with the biplanes alongside new castings of private planes and experimental planes, all made in China.

The biplanes are diecast metal with plastic upper wings. The quality is good for such small subjects.

MBA1 cast underside, Curtiss Jenny JN4, 3 3/8" wingspan

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Hot Wings # 11108 "Duster," white, French insignia, 2000

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Hot Wings # 11101 "Old Glory," red/white/blue, 2001


MBA2 cast underside, Stearman PT-17, 3 1/4" wingspan

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Hot Wings # 11105 "Fly Boy," green, British insignia, 2000

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Hot Wings # 11102 "Hot Shot," dark blue with orange flames, 2001


MBA3 cast underside,RAF S.E.5, 3" wingspan

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Hot Wings #11106 "Barn Stormer," red/white, 2000


MBA4 cast underside, Boeing F4B, 3 3/8" wingspan

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Hot Wings # 11104 "Sunny," orange/yellow scallops, 2001
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