Dinky Toys 351 SHADO UFO Interceptor
SHADO UFO Interceptor by Dinky Toys, No. 351. Gerry Anderson inspired model. From the TV series 'U.F.O'. Orange legs version with BLUE-TINTED COCKPIT GLASS & chrome INTERIOR. Version WITH 'WARNING NOTICE' on reverse of plinth. Near mint plus/boxed, with leaflet, missile and rarely found with this card packing piece. From The Berlin Collection. Starting bid £200. Please note that QDT apply 12.5% buyer's commission.
Later issues come to the market-place in the bubble pack style of packaging and then the window box but surely , this 1st issue in the all-card box with lots of colourful illustrations, has to be the best!
The most sought-after 1st issue is presented in the original, bright ‘S.H.A.D.O.’ pictorial card box with a very close to mint decorative inner card stand backdrop (tiny section which tucks away out of sight has a very small portion missing) and additional card piece.
Note this is the version with the ‘Warning notice’ printed on reverse of plinth.
Earliest issues did not have the Warning notice printed.
Model is finished in metallic green with intact orange plastic legs, bright chrome and gold parts. With blue-tinted cockpit glass and a chrome interior.
A few little marks to the gold section at the rear and minor dulling to the finish on the silver nose.
Comes complete with the white and orange firing rocket.
The colourfully illustrated card box presents well with colourful illustration and shows little wear.
Comes with the model specific leaflet and and most unusually, with this original buff card packing piece: