|CORGI TOYS CLASSIC REISSUES|
Tuesday, 6 July 2021
RECAPTURE YOUR CHILDHOOD WITH CORGI...
Above, two versions of The Saint's Volvo P.1800, and also repeated below for good measure. One is the original 1965 car (well, a later edition in the '60s run, with different 'hubcaps'), the other is a recent reissue by Corgi, in conjunction with Blue 14 DTC Brands. Can you spot the difference? There are some very slight ones, but nothing to write home about.
Take a look at the base-plates, which are distinguished mainly by one saying 'Made In Gt. Britain' and the other saying 'Made In China'. However, the new box says 'Designed In Gt. Britain' to capture that '60s feel, and instead of Playcraft Toys Ltd., it says Hornby Hobbies Ltd., who now own Corgi (as well as Airfix and most likely some other brands).
There are other reissues on their way, including the gold-coloured Aston Martin D.B.5, which going by the photo at the top of this post, is closer to the original 1965 version than any other 'reissue' Corgi have thus far produced. Oh, and the Batmobile is also one of the range, so that's something to look forward to.
Below are another couple of reissues, along with a free facsimile of the 1966 Corgi catalogue, which can be obtained as part of a special offer from the Corgi Model Club. So what are you waiting for? Scoot over there now by clicking on the name above and avail yourself of a great bunch of stuff that's certain to return you to your childhood.
Me? I never left mine.
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, July 06, 2021