Corgi Toys 497 Man From UNCLE Thrushbuster
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Thrushbuster by Corgi Toys, No. 497. Near mint plus/boxed. Dark blue issue. Monochrome plinth. Early issue with METAL (not plastic) spotlights. With original card ring. From The Woodside Collection.
Issued between 1966-69, this Oldsmobile car has a gleaming, deep purple-blue finish, complete, clean and fresh bonnet logo, bright chrome parts, detailed cast wheels. Fine original tyres. If you press the roof periscope the figure moves from side to side to shoot the enemy! A sought-after Corgi model; this is the earliest version of the Thrushbuster with metal spotlights (to dazzle the enemy!).
Little chip to the front edge of the bonnet and a couple of smaller marks besides.
The clean and bright monochrome card plinth has very minor wear.
Lots of info about the U.N.C.L.E organisation on box reverse as well as pictures and signatures of the T.V. series protagonists.
The outer box is bright, clean and complete. Crisp feel. Light wear.