Wednesday, November 13, 2013

TootsieToy 1978 #1793 Flash Gordon and The Evil Ming Playset - Pt3

This set includes a neat but rather unusual set of support vehicles. Look at the artwork below as well as the photos and you'll see why. The off road vehicle is toolin' along at a pretty good clip in the artwork, flying over that terrain with the trailer in tow.

But take a good look at the trailer. This isn't a cargo hauler, it's a people hauler! I don't know about you guys, but there is no way in heck I'd get in rig like that. The trailer appears to have a dashboard with controls, but what is it controlling - an anti-gravity or force field to keep it from flailing all about?? I don't know if this was a design original to the comic strip or if it's something from the imagination of TootsieToy toy designers but when you think about it, it is quite odd. Good thing it's only a toy :-)  There are two 'jeep'/trailer combos in the set which are die cast and measure 2 5/8" (6.7cm) L x 1 1/2 (3.8cm) W and the trailer is 2 1/4" (5.7cm) L x  1 1/2" (3.8cm) W. Enjoy!