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Green Plasticraft Rocket Car

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Tinman

New addition to my collection and something I haven't seen before...a green Plasticraft Rocket Car; the use of the word "satellite" tells me it's a later piece, but it's only a guess.  Has anyone seen a green one before?

 

Auction pics...I'll post better ones once it arrives:

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Tinman

Thanks Brian, it looks like a regular Rocket Car backing card is stapled to the top of the big card; if anyone has thoughts on how to flatten it out, I'm open to suggestions.

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Brian..

Many owners iron them flat. I'm told it can give excellent results but be careful.

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Tinman

Thanks Brian, I was thinking about ironing it between a couple t-shirts with a little steam...I'll give it a go once I receive it.  I'm really interested in seeing what this card looks like in-hand, from the pics it looks like the section that says "U.S. Satellite Cruiser" is stapled onto the lower section...so, a header card stapled to the "U.S. Satellite Cruiser" section, stapled to the larger portion.

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Tinman

As suspected the backer card is in rough shape but has Plasticraft markings...the Sputnik-like satellite graphic probably dates this to the late 60s.

 

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Tinplate6

It is a nice color, I only have the yellow and red one offered to Alphadromers after that warehouse find a few years ago.

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Tinman

Yep, it's the only one I've seen in green, never knew it was cast in this color...and its mine...mine I tell you...all mine!!!

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Martian Gil

Very nice pair!.   I especially appreciate the green axles - it gives it a nudge over the red version.

I like the mixed colors of the Renwals, Gilmarks, etc - that green piece is just smooth looking.  Kudos!

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The Toyman

I won this yellow version just a few minutes ago!!! ( the shipping will be more than my winning bid :blush: ), but I'm still very happy with the total cost. I love the red and green versions but I'm thinking that yellow is the most common? 

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DantheMan

Great item.  I am amazed that  1950's & 1960's era toys can be found with original packaging.  As a kid in the 1960's I ripped 'em open and never gave the packaging a second thought. :blub:

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Tinman

Thanks DM and welcome.  The red and yellow versions seem to sell for a lot less since the market was flooded by the New Jersey find.  This is still the only green version I've seen and I understand what you mean about the packaging, although this example is pretty rough.

 

The current display:

 

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