Wednesday, August 22, 2012


The movies had 007. The little screen got the message and needed spies. Quickly. Deadly. Ian Flemming (yes, the one...) and co-producer Norman Felton quickly got their act together and created a new show called U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law and Enforcment). Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin would play the good guys - with lots of cold war-era espionnage stories to tell...

Oh yes,... do you remember the oranization of the evil-doers ? hehe... T.H.R.U.S.H.! (Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity) What a cool name. If one day I create an evil organization I need at the very least to top that !

The real thing, based on a Piranha
chassis with Corvair engine
(the car - look at the car !)

The agents...

The toy... Husky, Great Britain, 1970's

Like all spy-cars, it had a secret function...
bonnet / hood pops open for missile to fly.
Having figurines (painted!) in such a small
toy shows the attention to details this toy
was made with.

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