Well, I'm happy to announce that I've just scored another awesome Gerry Anderson related Dinky toy for my collection; Sam Loovers car from the classic Supermarionation series Joe 90. In the show, Sam Loover was the World Intelligence Network (W.I.N.) liaison/handler to the show's protagonist Joe. What I like about Sam's car is that its design is futuristic without being outrageous; much like Ed Straker's car in the series UFO. I'm reasonably certain it was designed by longtime Century 21 designer Mike Trim.
The toy is diecast metal and very durable. I'm pleased that despite buying the toy oop; there are no paint or condition issues. The pull-back motor mechanism works as well. The real interesting aspect is the colour, the toy has a brilliant metallic red finish while the show's miniature was silver. I could go on and on, but I'd rather let my photos do the real talking. Enjoy!
|For comparison with the Dinky Captain Scarlet Saloon Car and Dinky Ed Straker's car|
|Original Packaging photo courtesy of Mike Burrows|
|Original advertising art courtesy of Mike Burrows|