Tuesday, December 8, 2015

#620 MAJORETTE - MOTO NEIGE (N° 249) (1970)


This curious vehicle was first released in 1970, and it seems to be a nice toy for winter days. It was available until 1976, which is more or less the average life of a Majorette model.


Variant: yellow and clear windshield
The Moto Neige is unfortunately a very fragile model. First because of the rubber caterpillar, second because of the handlebars and small windshield, third because of the plastic front skis, and fouth because the chromed parts. Most used models are in bad condition.



As many models from the early years, the Moto Neige was made in several colours, and decals were applied randomly, so the difficult task here is to find two identical snowmobiles.

In my case, I own a few red models and a yellow one. In the pictures, I tried to capture the different decals applied.



Even rarer is the small trailer which was only available in the series 300 (the snowmobile was available without the trailer in the 200 series). It adds a nice component to the game, and is also a fragile part because of the plastic, chromed skis. This part has no decals applied.



FACTS AND FIGURES:
  • Name: MOTO NEIGE (Nr. 249)
  • Scale: 1:50
  • Year: 1970 (to 1976)
  • Company: Majorette (France)
  • Size: approx. 10 cm

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