Sanwa 1/101 Ki-84 Shippu Hayate 'Frank', 122

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Sanwa 1/101 Ki-84 Shippu Hayate 'Frank', 122 plastic model kit

1/101 122 Sanwa Ki-84 Shippu Hayate 'Frank'

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

Rare, small-scale Sanwa issue from the early 1960s. The box is in 'excellent' condition with very nice color and gloss and complete with all ends and flaps. There is light damage at the upper right as shown. The airplane is molded in silver and clear and the 'V' stand is molded in blue. The kit has never been started. Inside it is in 'factory new' condition. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The large stand base is the only part that was never factory sealed. Sanwa was one of Japan's earliest post-WWII kit producers, making model kits in the 1950s; some sources say 1955. Kits were marketed under Sanwa and Tokyo Plamo, with the general consensus being the the later logo came out around 1960 or later. Production ended in 1964, making all Sanwa kits rare and collectible. The entire line was extensive. It included very small scale tanks (some that were motorized), battleships in three scales with the larger ones motorized with dual prop drive, slot cars, civil sport boats and an electric outboard, a full line of hand gun models that actually shot plastic bullets, two fighter groups and bomber groups (probably Monogram), several different lines of scale aircraft, missile kits, scale (static) car models of early Japanese automobiles, at least 7 flying model aircraft that had electric and rubber motors, a 'Super Control Stand' P-51 that move with a joystick and had an electric propeller and sound unit, two different lighthouses and a windmill, an air cushion boat, motor cycles, a diving submarine (electric) and a working (rubber band) George Washington Class SSBN and even a garden tractor with an electric motor.

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