Friday, April 8, 2016

#664 CF HONG-KONG - FIAT X1-9 (TOMICA KNOCK-OFF) (Around 1995)

MONTH OF THE BOOTLEG AND THE KNOCK-OFF AT TOYS FROM THE PAST!

Here is a die-cast car copied from a Tomica cast. Although the detail level is not that high, the manufacturer, CF, decided to put a pull-back motor inside, so the toy is more interesting for children. The wheels are bigger and come with chromed hubcaps. This makes the car a bit higher and less realistic, but it has to be like that because of the pull-back motor.
Nothing is know about CF, I could only found a few notes and a few pictures in the internet. All models available (which are 6) are Tomica copies:
  • Audi 5000 in dark blue (#301)
  • Nissan Bluebird in dark red (#302)
  • Porsche 930 in bright red (#303)
  • Jaguar XJS in green (#304)
  • Fiat X1-9 in light blue (#305)
  • Toyota Corolla Levins in bright yellow (#306)
Some of this notes (found in gogotomica.blogspot.com or gasolinealleyantiques.com) argue that these cars are probably made by Faie, maybe because Faie made other Tomica copies before.

CF cars were available in cheap blistercards. I don´t know when were these released, but I would say the style of the blister card is around 1995 o 1996, not so old, but a very interesting a rare sample.

This two pictures are taken from eBay - Seller: tresorduweb

FACTS AND FIGURES:
  • Name: FIAT X1-9 (#305)
  • Scale: 1:64
  • Year: Around 1995
  • Company: CF (Hong Kong) / Maybe Faie (Hong Kong)
  • Size: 8 cm

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