Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Alps PanAm Boeing 707

Today we're featuring a new manufacturer  (for us) - Alps Shoji of Japan. I know just from surfing the Net that is Alps was a popular, top quality company appearing in the post-war years with tin litho and mechanical toys, but apparently they transitioned from toys to consumer and industrial electronic goods in the 1970s and are still around today. 

Our featured jet is one of the biggest airliner's we've shown to date (although not the biggest) , measuring in at 16 1/2 (41.9cm) Lx 16 1/2 (41.9cm) wingspan x 6 (15.2cm) H and utilizes the standard two-piece assembly method of separate fuselage and wings. That of course is necessary not only to cut down on packaging costs, and retail shelf space, but to accommodate the batteries. However, none of the battery operated features work on this sample, but as they say 'It displays well' - and it truly does. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

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