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You can see a massive trend in the 1979 releases towards character merchandise and the re-use of existing castings to produce models which capitalised on TV, movie & comic book franchises. We have models for Superman, Spiderman, Captain America, Captain Marvel, The Incredible Hulk, Batman, James Bond and the Muppets, God help us. Seventeen out of 40 new releases fall into this category and of the rest there are no more than a couple of new castings, all the rest are changes in colour or livery. This is not a healthy place to be.
Month No. Name Make Model Notes Colour price units sold Scale With-drawn Plate No
435 - Chevrolet Van Superman Van January 435 Superman Van, Used basic Chevrolet van Chevrolet Panel Van Superman Van, Used basic van Silver     1:36 1980 758
260 - Buick Regal City of Metropolis Police Car January 260 City of Metropolis Police Car, 416 Buick Police car re-finished Buick Century 416 Buick Police car re-finished as City of Metropolis - Batman Met. blue/white     1:36 1981 758
436 - Chevrolet Van Circus Booking Office February 426 Booking Office Van Chevrolet Panel Van Jean Richards Circus Booking Office Van no colour detail     1:36 1980 738/739
1163 - Berliet TLM Circus Human Cannon Truck February 1163 Human Cannon Berliet Human Cannon Jean Richards Circus Human Cannon no colour detail     1:48 1980 738/739
  February GS30 Land-Rover & Animal Trailer               1980 738/739
March 300 Ferrari Daytona 323 in new livery Ferrari Daytona 365 GTB/4 Ferrari Daytona 323 in new livery Green     1:36 n/w 760
  March 301 Lotus Elite Lotus Elite Lotus Elite Yellow     1:36 1981 760
  March 302 VW Polo 289 in new livery Volkswagen Polo VW Polo 289 in new livery Gold     1:36 1981 760
100044 Shelvoke and Drewry Revopak April 1116 Shelvoke & Drewry Revopak Refuse Lorry Shelvoke Shelvoke & Drewry Revopak Refuse Lorry Shelvoke & Drewry Revopak Refuse Lorry Orange/silver; also with red cab     No Scale n/w 761
  April 436 Spidervan Chevrolet Panel Van Spidervan Met. blue     1:36 1980 761
929 - Helicopter Jet Ranger Daily Planet June 929 Daily Planet Jet ‘copter Bell Jet Ranger Helicopter Daily Planet Jet ‘copter Red/white     1:36 1980 762
June 440 Mazda Custom Pick-up 493 Mazda in new livery Mazda B1600 Pick-Up Mazda Custom Pick-up 493 Mazda in new livery Yellow/red roof     1:36 1980 764
June 441 Golden Eagle Jeep Jeep Golden Eagle GoldenEagleJeep Brown/beige     1:36 1983 764
100044 Shelvoke and Drewry Revopak June 279 Rolls-Royce Corniche Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce Corniche Rolls-Royce Corniche Met red; bright blue; light met. blue off white/cream     1:36 n/w 765
  July 263 Captain America Jetmobile 169 Starfighter Record Car re-vamped Starfighter Captain America Jetmobile Captain America Jetmobile 169 Starfighter Record Car re-vamped White/red     No Scale 1981 765
  July 262 Captain Marvel Porsche Porsche-Audi Can-Am Porsche-Audi Captain Marvel Porsche White     1:36 1980 765b
July 264 The Incredible Hulk Mazda B1600 Pick-Up The Incredible Hulk Gold/green     1:36 1982 765
August 261 Spiderbuggy, 419 Jeep in new colours Jeep AMC CJ-5 Spiderbuggy, 419 Jeep in new colours Red/blue     1:36 1981 765b
  August 649 James Bond Space Shuttle from Moonraker NASA Space Shuttle James Bond Space Shuttle from Moonraker White/black/yellow     No Scale 1982 767
1Drax Helicopter 930 August 930 Drax Helicopter 926 Jet ranger in new livery Bell Jet Ranger Helicopter Drax Helicopter from James Bond Moonraker, 926 Jet ranger in new livery White/yellow     1:36 1980 771
Ford Transcontinental Michelin Articulated Tilt Truck 1109 August 1109 Michelin Articulated Truck Ford Ford Tilt Cab ’H’ Series with detachable Trailer Michelin Articulated Truck Blue/yellow     1:48 1979 772
  August 259 Penguinmobile 167 racing buggy re-vamped U.S. Racing Buggy Penguinmobile Penguinmobile 167 racing buggy re-vamped White/yellow red     No Scale 1980 771
  August 437 CocaCola Van Chevrolet Panel Van CocaCola Van Red     1:36 1980 771
  September 266 Spiderbike-268 Batbike with spiderweb fins Spiderman Spiderbike Spiderbike-268 Batbike with spiderweb fins Red/blue     No Scale n/w 773
Supermobile - 265 September 265 Supermobile Superman Supermobile Supermobile Red/blue     No Scale 1982 773
  October 928 Spidercopter Spiderman Spidercopter Spidercopter Red/blue/black     No Scale 1982 775
  November 2031 Fozzi Bear’s Truck The Muppet Show Fozzi Bear’s Truck Fozzi Bear’s Truck Red/blue     No Scale 1982 777
  November 2032 Miss Piggy’s Sports Coupe The Muppet Show Miss Piggy’s Sports Coupe Miss Piggy’s Sports Coupe Pink     No Scale 1982 777
2033 - The Muppets, Animal's Percussionmobile November 2033 Animal’s Percussionmobile The Muppet Show Animal’s Percussionmobile Animal’s Percussionmobile Red/yellow     No Scale 1982 777
100044 Shelvoke and Drewry Revopak November 154 Texaco Special Lotus Fl Lotus Texaco Special Texaco Special Lotus Fl Black with gold tampos and stickers     No Scale n/w n/i
  November 4303 Porsche Police Car Porsche Porsche Police Car Porsche Police Car White/Black     No Scale 1980 737
  November 489 VW Polo Police Car ‘Polizei’ Volkswagen Polo VW Polo Police Car ‘Polizei’ no colour detail     1:36 1980 n/i
  November 4894 VW Polo ADAC Volkswagen Polo VW Polo ADAC no colour detail     1:36 1979 n/i
  November 9212 Dutch Police Helicopter Hughes 369 Helicopter Dutch Police Helicopter White/black rotor     1:48 1979 781
  November 9921 German Police Helicopter Hughes 369 Helicopter German Police Helicopter White/black rotor     1:48 1979 781
  November 9214 ADAC Helicopter Hughes 369 Helicopter ADAC Helicopter Yellow/black rotor     1:48 1979 781
  November 9216 Swissair Rescue Helicopter Hughes 369 Helicopter Swissair Rescue Helicopter Red/black rotor     1:48 1979 781
  November 428 Renault Police Car 393 Renault 5TS in new livery Renault 5 TS Renault Police Car 393 Renault 5TS in new livery Black bonnet     1:36 1980 n/i
  November 483 Range Rover Police, A special for Belgium Land Rover Range Rover Police Range Rover Police, A special for Belgium White/red stripe     1:43 1979 782
  November 461 Range Rover Police A special for Holland Land Rover Range Rover Police Range Rover Police A special for Holland White/red stripe     1:43 1979 782
December 2895 Swiss PTT VW Polo Volkswagen Polo Special export only model for the Swiss market in Swiss PTT livery Yellow   un known 1:43 unknown n/a