Tinman

Green Plasticraft Rocket Car

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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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Great color and I just love the backing card.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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