Tuesday, October 11, 2011

German flying car - Das fliegende Auto ! Straight from a Buck Rogers comic ...

Flying Car, Jumbo, US Zone Germany,
1940's
This toy came as a surprise to me last Saturday at my weekly hunt for "toyz extraordinaires"... Made in US-zone Germany by a company called JUMBO (yes - logotype IS an elephant). It has all the gimmicks and feel of Schuco toys of that period - but the really, really cool action is not so much the wind-up of the wheels... Nope ! It has the spring-mounted propellor and pop-out wings straight from a Pulp magazine of that period.




It is indeed a strange design - much more like the bath-tub US-produced Nash than like the VW Kaeffer (beetle). If anyone has more information about this toy please write me.

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