Corgi Toys 497 Man From UNCLE Thrushbuster
The Man From UNCLE's Thrushbuster by Corgi Toys, No. 497. Rare cream export version. Very, very near mint/boxed. With original Waverley Ring, both card rings and card wrap-around packing piece. From The Marc Mulvale Collection. Starting bid £450. Please note that QDT apply 12.5% buyer's commission.
A sought-after item from Corgi in the scarce cream finish and made for just for one year only (1966). Usual colour finish is metallic blue.
This Oldsmobile Super 88 Man From UNCLE car is in virtually mint condition with a fine and pleasing cream finish with a notably complete and bright bonnet logo. Please note that this is a completely authentic example, correct that it does not have a bonnet cast square immediately surrounding the bonnet label (only the metallic blue version has this casting detail). Note too that since the is an early issue the spotlights are metal. Cast wheels and well-shaped original tyres.
A very fine example indeed.
This example comes with an original Waverley ring and both card rings which fit over the roof button. Original wrap around card packing piece is also present (so often missing).
The inner card stand is crisp with very bright strong colours. Note this is the version most closely associated with this model which has a monochrome base. Barely any wear.
Lots of information on the UNITED NETWORK COMMAND FOR LAW AND ENFORCEMENT (U.N.C.L.E.) on box plinth reverse:
The outer box is brightly-coloured, crisp, and fresh. Note the small area of surface loss on a non-picture side due to the removal of a price label at some time.
A rare t.v. inspired Corgi item issued for a very limited time.