Saturday, June 7, 2014

#422 MICRO MACHINES – SUPER CARRIERS (1991)



The Super Carriers is a series of 8 small vehicles/playsets released in 1991. There were a total of 4 models each of them in civil and military decorations.

These were (see the last picture of this article showing the backpack of the blister card):
  • Sea Carrier and Navy Sea Carrier
  • Copter Carrier and Marine Copter Carrier
  • Jet Cargo Carrier and Air Force Carrier
  • Flatbed Carrier and Army Flatbed Carrier
According to the package, each of these miniplaysets came with two micromachines, which were present in the standard collections (to my knowledge, none of these cars or vehicles was “exclusive”)… although in Spain, Famosa seems to have included only one model with each carrier.


Another interesting feature is that each of the previous references had some special action. The Sea Carrier for example came with wheels that made the radar dish on the carrier to twist. Last but not least, the Sea Carrier had a small practicable ramp through which the vehicles can drive in or out of the boat.


The helicopter also has wheels, but it’s nicest feature is the removable compartment for two vehicles that it carries under its tail, apart from its rotating blades.


And that’s everything I wanted to say about these mini-series of playsets by Galoob!

FACTS AND FIGURES
  • Name: SUPER CARRIERS
  • Alternate Names: Super Cargos (Spain)
  • Scale of the cars: 1:150 aprox.
  • Year: 1991
  • Company: Galoob (U.S.A.)
  • Size: approx. 10 cm (Carriers) and 2 cms (smaller vehicles –Micro Machines-)

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