Sunday, April 9, 2017

#796 GLOBETOYS - FERRARI BB 512 “FANTÁSTICO” (KNIGHT RIDER) (1986)


MONTH OF THE BOOTLEG AT TOYS FROM THE PAST!

This model shares its cast with the BB 512 by Guisval, released in the Furia series (see #223). Globetoys and Guisval are actually the same company, as I explained only a few entries ago (see #672), so why should Globetoys copy Guisval?


In my opinion, Guisval wanted to avoid any legal problems when copying or bootlegging other toys. In this case, the toy is its own design, but the decoration as K.I.T.T., the Knight Rider is not legal. The TV series was launched in Spain in 1985, and many companies tried to make toys based on the black Pontiac Firebird named K.I.T.T.


Unfortunately the model in the pictures is missing some stickers, but it still looks quite impressive in black with red hubcaps.


The base is completely unmarked, but I could identify it thanks to catalogues and comparing it to other Guisval models.

FACTS AND FIGURES:
  • Name: FERRARI BB 512 "FANTÁSTICO"
  • Scale: Approx. 1:43
  • Year: 1986
  • Company: Globetoys (Spain)
  • Size: approx. 8 cm

2 comments:

  1. Todos los artículos, sobre todo coches, inspirados en el mítico K.I.T.T. me encantan. Algo similar ocurre con la furgoneta del Equipo A. Y ya si tienen ese toque español, mejor que mejor. ;-)

    Un saludo.

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    1. !Gracias por el comentario! La próxima entrada también estará dedicada a un K.I.T.T. español.

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