Sunday, January 22, 2017

#768 UNKNOWN MANUFACTURER – HOT WHEELS! FLIPPERS’ BOOTLEG (Around 1991)


MONTH OF THE UNKNOWN

I have a few interesting toys that I have been collecting over the years from which I know nothing at all. They cannot be identified since they have no manufacture marking. Despite searching the internet, I couldn´t find anything about them, so I changed my mind, and thought it may be better if I publish them now, and people reading this could help me identifying them.

There will be 11 toys (all 11 entries from January 2017), but I warn you: it is not an easy task to identify them. Are you ready for this challenge?

If I get hints and information, I´ll be updating the posts to add information about them. Thanks!
 
If you like the challenge, there are other toys in this blog waiting to be identified, click here to see all unidentified toys.
 

I recently talked about Flippers, a subseries of Hot Wheels cars that were available in Europe but not in the U.S.

They were advertised on TV, and I guess they sold well during a short period of time. What I didn´t know is that there were bootlegs of them made.

I recently bought this car which is based on the same concept: one car, two sides, bright shiny colours. The wheels are even bigger than in the original Hot Wheels / Lionel Trains Inc. models, and the casting is not so accurate. You can clearly see, it is a more rough design.

Additional information: Bought in a flea market in Austria.


FACTS AND FIGURES:
  • Name: HOT WHEELS! FLIPPERS’ BOOTLEG
  • Scale: Around 1:64
  • Year: Around  1991
  • Company: Unknown Manufacturer (Unknown Country of Origin)
  • Size: approx. 7 cm

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