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Pre Production Corgi Rockets set

Postby tjlglass » Thu May 04, 2017 7:56 am

Recently found this Pre Pro Hovercraft set.
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Re: Pre Production Corgi Rockets set

Postby matchboxkiwi » Thu May 04, 2017 8:18 pm

Nice find. What year was it produced? 6.95 seems quite expensive for the time.

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Re: Pre Production Corgi Rockets set

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Thu May 04, 2017 9:06 pm

'Rockets' were introduced in October 1969. 'ElectroRockets are from 1970-71 only. The 'Rockets' range being deleted at the end of 1971 proving too costly to manufacture compaired with competition from the Lone-Star and Matchbox low friction model ranges.

Virtually anything from the 'ElectroRockets' range is hard to find (only Two cars made available!), so to find something like that shown by Tim is exceptionally rare, well done Tim.

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Re: Pre Production Corgi Rockets set

Postby tjlglass » Fri May 05, 2017 6:05 am

It's in the 1971 catalog but was never released, there are apparently a few of the Hovercrafts about but the full set is very very rare.
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