3 x Corgi Junior Prototypes of Buck Rogers Starfighter model. Purchased at Losch Auction House in 2000. From a collector in Switzerland.
A cache of 3 different versions of the Corgi Junior Buck Roger’s Starfighter model. Each is slightly different and indeed, not one is precisely like the example that was supplied with Corgi 1363 Buck Rogers Starfighter Little & Large Set:
1) Version in white and midnight blue with black details. This non-functioning prototype shows the idea of the Starfighter having a mechanism underneath which would retract and extend the wings. It shows the wings folded in, although these are only represented by a line of silver and black paint. Small stabiliser at the front. Few marks mostly on the underside.
2) Version in white and deep blue with red orange and lemon stripe detail. Wings are fixed and extended. Larger ski-style stabiliser on the underside. Very close to mint.
3) Version in white and midnight blue with black details. Fixed extended wings. Larger ski-style stabiliser on the underside. Close to mint – few marks only.