Saturday, April 27, 2013

Premier Plastics & Knock-off Flash Gordon Space Ships – Pt 3 9" Soft Plastic Dart

Last week we took a photo tour of the Premier Plastics Flash Gordon 9" hard plastic space ship of the body type I have dubbed 'The Dart'. This week we're looking at the soft plastic 9" Dart. Besides the obvious difference between hard and soft plastics, you'll notice there are no moving wheels on this version. Instead there are three struts integrally molded into the body. The remaining details found on the hard plastic version can be found on this one such as nine windows or ports behind the cockpit and no platform above the engine nacelles. Now here's the caveat - I don't know whether any of the soft plastic versions of any body style were Premier. They could very well have been knock-offs, and there are some which we'll cover later that are most certainly knock-offs. But knock-offs by who? That remains a mystery as there were so many companies copying each other it's impossible to tell who was ripping off who. Enjoy!