Saturday, September 14, 2013

Premier Plastics & Knock-off Flash Gordon Space Ships - Pt 20 CONCLUSION Pt 2

For nineteen weeks beginning in April of this year Toys & Stuff ran a series on Premier Plastics Flash Gordon space ships and their knock-offs. I mentioned in the recap and conclusion, posted on Aug 10, that there was one variant I was missing, a 3" soft plastic Wide Body. Actually, there were TWO variants missing, the other being a 3" soft plastic Dart. As luck would have it I was able to get an example of both and both came from the same source. I guess that means that the 'Conclusion' was a little premature. So, for those of you who were keeping track of all of these, let's look at the next variant in the line:

3” Darts v.3
- Soft plastic
- Knock off
- 6 windows behind cockpit
- 3 tall struts in place of wheels in tricycle landing gear arrangement
- No number underneath fuselage
- Hollow tube beneath roof 

Stay tuned to this station for further updates. Enjoy!

Although referred to as 3" it is actually 3 1/8" long

Both the 3" soft plastic Dart and Wide Body have a tube or bushing molded in to the underside of the roof. I'm guessing a rod would have been inserted in the tube, the other perhaps connected to a tower (?) around which they circled??? Pure speculation on my part but it would follow the example of other toys.