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Toy helicopter - The Amazing Spider-Man helicopter
  • The Amazing Spider-Man helicopter
    The Mettoy Company plc
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The Amazing Spider-Man helicopter

  • Object:

    Toy helicopter

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1975 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    The Mettoy Company plc (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Die-cast metal, painted; injection-moulded polyethylene; polystyrene; card, printed

  • Museum number:

    B.136-2016

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Toy helicopter made from die-cast metal, painted metallic blue, with injection-moulded polyethylene rotor and landing gear, and a transparent plastic cockpit canopy. The helicopter is styled with spider-like features: the red landing gear consists of eight legs, moulded with hairy details; the black rotor is shaped like a spider's web. On the proper left side of the canopy is a small, circular sticker with a stylised image of a spider printed in black. The landing gear has at some point been broken and superglued back on.

With the toy is its packaging, which consists of a printed card with a transparent plastic blister. On the card's front is a large colour image of Spider-Man, a fictional superhero, and on the reverse is listed the other toys which were available in this line.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (manufactured)

Date

1975 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

The Mettoy Company plc (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Die-cast metal, painted; injection-moulded polyethylene; polystyrene; card, printed

Marks and inscriptions

'CORGI JUNIORS / MADE IN GT. BRITAIN'

Dimensions

Length: 7.5 cm toy helicopter

Object history note

Part of the Edward Castle collection.

Descriptive line

Toy helicopter; Spiderman, Spidercopter; Plastic, English, Corgi/Mettoy, 1975

Materials

Metal; Polythene; Polystyrene; Paper

Techniques

Die casting; Painting; Injection-moulding; Printing

Subjects depicted

Helicopters; Spiders; Heroes

Categories

Toys & Games; Toy vehicles; Character merchandise

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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