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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Tim Mee Toys Cold War Jet Fighter Set No. 62163 2018 Lockheed F-104 Starfighter

I meant to do this post much sooner but the week got busy and life intervened yet again. Of the two Cold War fighters included in Tim Mee's re-issue of these classic airplanes, the F-104 is hands-down my favorite. The Starfighter has been a favorite of mine since I was kid - like a bout 100 years ago :-) and remains a favorite. Developed as a supersonic interceptor it was one of the Century Series of fighters which later took on a role as an attack aircraft but it's history is marred by both political and safety issues. In spite of those it went on to serve from 1958-2004 in over a dozen countries.

The toy is in molded in light gray plastic and measures 8 1/4" (20.95cm) L x 4" (10.16cm) wingspan x 2 1/8" (5.39cm) H. The folks at Tim Mee rightly market this as toy, meant to be played with and enjoyed. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina















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