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Old 06-22-2007, 06:39 AM   #1
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Some years ago I saw a large Boeing 707 at a Toy Fair made by Tomy with working retractable undercarriage and very nice, but in SAS airlines colours. The Box described other versions as being available in Lufthansa and BOAC colours. I have been looking for these without success, though I did see a USAF Air Force One version sold on Ebay a few years ago.

Anyone out there come across the Lufthansa or BOAC versions in their collections?

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Old 06-22-2007, 11:58 AM   #2
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Wow, I didn't know "Tomy" also made a 707! I often see the Vickers Viscount on eBay with the moving stewardess inside - but they seem to be more plastic than tin...

I'd sure like to have one of those 707s for my collection of Lufthansa tin-models!!! BTW, I recently bought a Lufthansa 707 made by "Alps". At the moment it's on its way from the U.S. to Germany. I'll post a picture here as soon as I receive it.

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I have seen three versions: the Intercontinental red/blue, the Lufthansa, and the Air Force One. All have plastic wings and retractable gear (switch on upper body). I do not have this plane in my collection, but it is a nicely-modelled toy 707.

I have not seen a BOAC version; however, I have seen a smaller, BOAC 707 by Marx (14"), battery-operated, offered by British sellers in on-line auctions.
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And here's the picture I promised you of the "Alps" 707:

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Some years ago I saw a large Boeing 707 at a Toy Fair made by Tomy with working retractable undercarriage and very nice, but in SAS airlines colours. (...) Anyone out there come across the Lufthansa or BOAC versions in their collections?
Ralph, I think this could be the Tomy 707 you are looking for. I recently bought this one in Lufthansa-livery from a model-collector in England.

Scale is approximately 1/100. It has a retractable undercarriage but unfortunately there is no sign as to whether Tomy is the manufacturer or not. On the lower fuselage it only says "Made in Japan". But still I guess it's a Tomiyama model because the plastic wings with very detailed control surfaces remind me of the Tomiyama Vickers Viscount with the same feature.













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Old 05-22-2008, 08:32 AM   #7
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Many thanks indeed for posting the picture. I am glad that it is in the collection of a serious Lufthansa fan. I have seen the other stuff on your site.

I mainly concentrate on the Boeing SST and have a couple of Daiya ones in Lufthansa colours.

I will keep an eye out for the plane in your pic, but I have never seen one before, so may be put of luck!

A BOAC one would be nice. I have the Marx one but this looks a much nicer model.

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Old 05-22-2008, 04:24 PM   #8
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I have one of these. My dad gave the Air Force One 707 as a Christmas gift probably about 40 years ago. I fire it up every once in awhile. It still works great!
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Have seen the Air Force One a couple of times on Ebay and in a Sears Catalogue book. That is some toy.

Unfortunately only the SAS version seems to show up at Toy Fairs here and I did eventually weaken and buy one. The shame is that SAS never used the 707.

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That is fantastic. I could not imagine a better toy!
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I have one of these. My dad gave the Air Force One 707 as a Christmas gift probably about 40 years ago. I fire it up every once in awhile. It still works great!
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Unfortunately only the SAS version seems to show up at Toy Fairs here and I did eventually weaken and buy one. The shame is that SAS never used the 707.
Ralph, RedTail, any chance you could show us some pics of your models here? Do your models have any sign of "Tomiyama" as the manufacturer somewhere on the plane?

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Old 05-23-2008, 04:51 PM   #12
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I would love to post a few pictures. But I need some help to do so!
Also, I nocked off the right out board engine many many years ago and I never could find where it went? Still bothers me!
Do you still want pics of it?
Can anyone give me some ideas on how to replace this engine?
And it does not say Tomiyama anywhere on the airplane.
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Old 05-27-2008, 08:26 AM   #13
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Like you I cannot find a name, but there is a French book on tin toy planes and other stuff from Japan which reproduces the catalogues. A friend of mine showed me the page years ago with the Viscount and 707 on the same page. Apparently there is also a version of the Viscount with a talking compartment instead of the other stuff.
I would like to show photos, but unfortunately I am very low tech and do not have the necessary kit.
I do have the box for my SAS plane so I will have another look at that. I really like the Lufthansa one and the Air Force One, but the prices on Ebay for these are now very high for me.
Many thanks again for your nice Lufthansa site. You should add the Daiya Boeing SSTs in Lufthansa, they seem to come up quite a lot in Germany.

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Old 05-27-2008, 12:14 PM   #14
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Beautifully engineered and executed. This Lufthansa release looks like the very top end of the tin collectors accuracy meter. Thanks for all the pics.
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Old 05-30-2008, 07:54 AM   #15
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Just a line to say that I checked the box flap of my SAS Tomy 707 and it does have Tomy Company in white letters on a red stripe. The box also shows the Lufthansa, BOAC, Alitalia and Air France planes (but only as photos of the real planes).

The BOAC version would be a fantastic find. I did manage to find a very rare Daiya Boeing SST in BOAC colours (friction only without box) on Ebay in Canada a few years back.

These 60s lithographed planes are superb toys (the lack of a realistic undercart normally spoils them except in the Tomy case)

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If anybody is still looking for a Tomy 707 in "house colours" - here's a chance to get one!

201: BOEING 707 PLANE, BATTERY OPERATED - eBay (item 120310376753 end time Oct-04-08 20:00:00 PDT)
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Hello Anthony,
I send you a link to see the next auction sales in Paris about Planes toys, you could see nice models for sale :

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I have been looking for these without success, though I did see a USAF Air Force One version sold on Ebay a few years ago.
I revived this thread because I just found the Tomy Toys 707 in the livery of Air Force One.

Vintage 1960's Air Force One Tin Toy Airplane Jet Japan bei eBay.de: Battery Operated (endet 28.02.11 03:25:44 MEZ)
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:23 AM   #19
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Wow, thats a beauty! They really don't make them like that anymore. I cant believe the detail.
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I believe I've seen one decades ago... Not a collectible details, but it certainly is a nice vintage model to have one.
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Hi Guys-

I had the Air Force One back in '69 when I was 8...the retractable gear was the coolest!

Here's a pic from the 1969 Sears Christmas Catalogue

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Would Ralph be willing to scan or take photos of the SAS box perhaps?

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Sorry I have no facilities to scan the box, but it is in any case fairly dull. The lid has a drawing of the original Boeing 707 in SAS colours (I think Tomy used the same artist on other toys). The sides have crude drawings of the functions of the model. The only reference to other toys are photos of BOAC, Air France and Lufthansa Boeings and an Alitalia DC 8.

By way of consolation here is a photo of my favourite tin toy Lufthansa that never was

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Gorgeous Ralph, thanks! Could you take a snapshot of the 707 box at any rate? Have a special feeling for this toy. Best, Christian
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Nice Ralph! That's one rare model you've collected.
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Time to revive the thread again... This is the first time I have seen a Tomy Toys Lufthansa 707 on ebay for ages...

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Hey why not?, it's a nicely done model back when most tin airliners weren't as correctly portrayed. The only other one that comes to mind is a TWA DC-9 that surfaces every now and then. Would love to have that one!
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A truly lovely toy. I wouldn't have minded waking up to one of those on Christmas morning
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sadly this one is missing an engine and the nose gear is glued...if it was mint I would have owned it..
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I used to have a Pan Am Boeing 747 tin toy made in Japan but it was not like these. Its undercarriage was more like a crane. But I got it for free since my grandpa was owner of the store I found it at! Also I got a very small, tin Pan Am 707, also made in Japan which cost me $1 if I remember correctly.

Now, my old tin Pan Am 747, Ive also seen it in TWA, United, Delta, Lan Chile, Viasa and Aerolineas Argentinas versions.

Id never seen these 707s however..must be nice to get one!!
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you had the Hong Kong version from the mid to late 70s. Superseded by the A-300, A-310 and DC-10 in the 80s.





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I am looking for the Swissair DC-10.
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Talk about resurrecting an old thread ! Can someone find me the Tomy 707!
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