|Three examples of Bandai's Model A series.|
|The Model A pick-up with the top up. Change one|
piece of metal...
I remember seeing six of these Model A toys for sale at Kann's Department Store (where my grandmother worked); a touring car with the top down, a touring car with the top up, a coupe with the top down, a coupe with the top up, a pickup truck with the top down, and a pickup truck with the top up.
All had the same wheels, frame and friction motor. They all had the same grille, hood, bumpers, and plastic headlights and steering wheel. I received three of these models as a boy, and until quite recently I was sure that I had half of the set.
|...and you have a different toy. Changing colors |
In a sense, it's a virtual hobby. I'm doing some searches and saving images to a folder, but that's the extent of it. I have no desire to purchase any more of these toys, nor do I want to devote the space it would take to display them properly.
No, I just want to know how many variations there are, and so I'm just keeping track of them as I run across them. It's sort of like trainspotting, I suppose, and probably just as long-term. We'll see!
Part 2: Bandai Model A cars bodies
Part 3: Bandai Model A truck bodies