UNUSUAL Tin Toy Airplanes

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Toys Nomura - Cubana DC-8

Postby Tone » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:08 pm

Here is a link to a photo of the large Toys Nomura DC-8 in 1970s Cubana livery - a most unlikely subject.

Cubana really did operate DC-8s in this color scheme. Despite the nation's poor relations with the US, its relations with Canada were better, and it was able to lease the jets from Air Canada. One was destroyed by a bomb!

Registration on the toy was wrong. Real registrations were CU-T-1200, CU-T-1201 and CU-T-1210.

The Cubana jets flew during 1976=1978 - quite a late date for such a fine, large tin and plastic toy, still made in Japan; however, similar TN toy models of an All-Nippon Tri-Star and Airbuses can be found into the 1980s.

I have this plane in Japan Air Lines colors.

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/510032726520235769/

That VEB Ilyushin Il-62 would have looked great in this finish.
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Re: UNUSUAL Tin Toy Airplanes

Postby A30yoyo » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:52 pm

The model shape is more like the 707 to my eye or even a little like the Il-96 which was a much bigger widebody and flown by Cubana
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forum ... id=2282905
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UNUSUAL Tin Toy Airplanes

Postby Tone » Sun May 04, 2014 1:25 pm

There is currently a 1930s tin "Southern Cross" plane made in Japan up for auction on line ... the starting bid is above $7,000 ! :shock:
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UNUSUAL Tin Toy Airplane Color Scheme

Postby Tone » Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:32 pm

Here is a beautiful lithographed finish on the Mitsuhashi or Momoya 707 with swept wings. It is usually seen in American or United colors, less commonly in Pan American, but this color scheme looks really great...You and I know Alitalia never flew the 707 but I suppose it could pass as a DC-8. The first plane in which I ever flew had the registration letters I-DIWJ and this toy has I-DIWT.

http://www.ebay.it/itm/ALITALIA-AIRLINE ... 1c41d2fac5
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Re: UNUSUAL Tin Toy Airplanes

Postby A30yoyo » Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:25 pm

Hi Tone...Because it's not a very accurate 707 and the vertical tail is more like the DC-8 anyway, it makes a pretty convincing DC-8 especially in those colours...nice one!...Mick
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Yonezawa F-105D

Postby Tone » Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:55 am

Here is a link to a great photo of a boxed Yonezawa F-105 with unusual green color.

http://www.tintoycollectors.com/Gallery ... 2&GSub=507
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UNUSUAL Tin Toy Airplane - Masudaya Cougar

Postby Tone » Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:12 pm

In all my years of collecting and noting variations, here is one I have not seen before: A Masudaya (MT or TM, modern toys brand) Grumman Cougar friction toy with 8" wingspan, similar to the Panther by the same maker:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1950s-Tin-Litho ... SwwPhWiyoh
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UNUSUAL Tin Toy Airplanes

Postby Tone » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:23 am

I just found this link to an on line auction on the the Danefield Robot Talk forum: a Yonezawa Spark Fighter that sold for over $3,300.

http://danefield.com/alpha/forums/topic ... t-fighter/

http://www.ebay.com/itm/EXCELLENT-OLD-Y ... true&rt=nc
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UNUSUAL Tin Toy Russian Twin-prop

Postby Tone » Sat May 28, 2016 3:08 pm

Just spotted today online:

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A Twin-engine Airliner, made in Soviet Union and possibly dating from the 1930s based on its appearance though I know this is deceiving, 8" (20 cm) WS, unpowered, metal three-blade propellers, three small black rubber wheels on fixed undercarriage, three round punched-out cabin windows on each side of fuselage, silver with red stencil painted details, stars on upper wings, "K" in diamond and "CCCP" on lower wings.
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Re: UNUSUAL Tin Toy Airplanes

Postby MichaelB » Sat May 28, 2016 3:27 pm

Yep...fascinating...never seen anything like it.
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