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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Gay Toys (or Processed Plastic?) SR-71 - Red SP

Back on March 10 I posted a blue SP SR-71 from Gay Toys (now called American Plastic Toys, Inc.). Shortly afterwards I latched on to this red SR-71 the seller attributed to Processed Plastics. The difference between the two (other than some intact appliques on the red plane) is the addition of two figures in the cockpit of the red plane. The problem with it being maybe Processed Plastics is that normally - from what I've seen - Processed Plastics was really good at marking their toys with the company name and there's no name anywhere to be found on the red version. Of course that doesn't rule out the possibility of it being processed Plastic toy but I sure would like to know once and for all! Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Berttina

posted March 2016, blue SP


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4 comments:

  1. I owned a toy exactly like the blue one in the early 1960's. I probably got it around 1962. Didn't know what kind of airplane it was at the time. The fuselage was straight, not bent. It had one or two star and stripes sticker and no figures in the cockpit. Was surprised to learn it was a secret spy plane while in junior high. I had thrown it out by then.

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    1. I was the right age to have had one as a kid but unfortunately I never did. Haven't seen a one of these yet without a warped fuselage, but I'm okay with it - it's a survivor :-)

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  2. Nice to see this toy again. I had the blue version. It had red wheels and inside the cockpit was a piece that was shaped as two pilots. It was also red. It was held in by a single post underneath in the middle. My pilots were lost at some point due to my prying the plane apart to see the pilots and the plane never closed back together fully afterwards. I suspect if you look in through the "windows" of the canopy on your blue version, you'll see a little tube that was where the pilots piece plugged into. Sorry I don't recall who made it.

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    1. Yeah, I think I'm not going to mess with it - those pilots will stay put for their next mission LOL I have to admit I messed with my toys quite a bit as a youngin' - some survived, while others.....

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