Tuesday, July 4, 2017

#828 UNKNOWN TOYMAKER - SUMSI PVC FIGURE (Around 1985)


This bee is the mascot of the Austrian-based bank Raiffeisen-Bank. Even today, the brave and hard-working bee is still being used by the same bank in several publications for children, or in especial give-away products, like bicycle helmets or backpacks.

This figure is probably from the mid 80s, although I cannot say it accurately, as I cannot identify the maker of the figure. It is completely unmarked.

Interestingly, the figure has a ring on its back, so I assume at the time it was a keyring. I found two of these, and none had the keyring anymore, so this must also be taken as a hypothesis.

The paint work is not the best, even considering that it was made more than 30 years ago, but still a rare and nice promotional plastic/PVC figure.


FACTS and FIGURES:
  • Name: SUMSI (PROMO PVC FIGURE FROM RAIFFEISEN BANK)
  • Year: Around 1985
  • Company: Unknown Toymaker (Austria? / Germany?)
  • Size of the figures: Around 4m

2 comments:

  1. There was a set of insect characters by Heimo or Bully (which this is similar too), but might it have been made by Comics Spain?

    There must be lots of these corporate things around?

    H

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    1. Hi Hugh,

      Yes, there must be tons of similar plastic figures like this one. I don't think this one has been made by Comics Spain, I think it is more probably a German company due to proximity.

      Thanks for the comment

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