Sunday, 25 September 2011

Ice Cream Sunday: New Pictures of the Century 21 Topo Gigio Vehicles by Ferryman

Hi Woodsy,
Not sure if you ever came across pictures of the Topo Gigio Ice Cream Van. In case you didn't I've attached some shots of one I just picked up [above]. The box is dated 1967. I also got the camper from the same seller [pictures below].
They are smaller than I expected. The boxes measure approx 15 cm long. Overall the condition is pretty good but Topo Gigio's little friend is  missing her left arm in both toys. The build quality isn't up to Sword standards.

I've taken a look at the bases. There is no makers mark but the  following text is molded into the friction motor bulge: MADE IN HONG  KONG, TOPO GIGIO © 1967, MARIA PEREGO.......cont.
The same seller also had the hot rod but it was missing the chrome engine and had no box [pictured below].
Cheers,
Ferryman
PS. For the sake of completeness, I've posted a piccy of the Hot Rod box at the bottom [Vectis auctions]. Woodsy.

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