Corgi in 1979

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You can see a massive trend in the 1979 releases towards character merchandise and the re-use of existing castings to produce models which capitalised on TV, movie & comic book franchises.

We have models for Superman, Spiderman, Captain America, Captain Marvel, The Incredible Hulk, Batman, James Bond and the Muppets, God help us. Seventeen out of 40 new releases fall into this category and of the rest there are no more than a couple of new castings, all the rest are changes in colour or livery. This is not a healthy place to be.

 

 

January Corgi Toys 435; Chevrolet G Series Van; Superman Corgi Toys 260; Buick Regal; City of Metropolis Police Car      
 

Corgi Toys 435; Chevrolet G Series Van; Superman

Corgi Toys 260; Buick Regal; City of Metropolis Police Car

     
February Corgi Toys 426; Chevrolet G Series Van; Circus Booking Office, Jean Richard Pindar Corgi Toys C1163; Berliet TLM Circus Human Cannon Truck Corgi Toys GS30; Land Rover Series 3 109; & Animal Trailer; Pinder Jean Richard Circus    
 

Corgi Toys 426; Chevrolet G Series Van; Circus Booking Office, Jean Richard Pindar

Corgi Toys C1163; Berliet TLM Circus Human Cannon Truck

Corgi Toys GS30; Land Rover Series 3 109; & Animal Trailer; Pinder Jean Richard Circus    
March Corgi Toys 300; Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona; Green; RN5 Corgi 301; Lotus Elite Corgi Toys 302; Volkswagen Polo; Racing    
 

Corgi 300; Ferrari Daytona 365 GTB/4; Green; RN5, Daytona

Corgi Toys 382; Lotus Elite

Corgi Toys 302; Volkswagen Polo; Racing

   
April Corgi 1164; Berliet TLM Artic; Dolphinarium Corgi Toys 436; Chevrolet G Series Van; Spidervan      
 

Corgi Toys 1116; Shelvoke & Drewry Revopak Refuse Truck

Corgi Toys 436; Chevrolet G Series Van; Spidervan

     
June

Corgi 929; Jet Ranger Helicopter; Superman, Daily Planet

Corgi 440; Mazda B 1600 Pick-Up; US Custom

Corgi Toys 441; AMC CJ-5 Jeep; Golden Eagle Corgi 279; Rolls-Royce Corniche  
 

Corgi 929; Jet Ranger Helicopter; Superman, Daily Planet

Corgi 440; Mazda B 1600 Pick-Up; US Custom

Corgi Toys 441; AMC CJ-5 Jeep; Golden Eagle

Corgi 279; Rolls-Royce Corniche

 
July

Still Looking

Still Looking

Corgi 440; Mazda B 1600 Pick-Up; The Incredible Hulk

   
 

Corgi 263; Captain America Jetmobile

Corgi 262; Porsche-Audi Captain Marvel

Corgi 440; Mazda B 1600 Pick-Up; The Incredible Hulk

   
August Corgi Toys 261; AMC CJ-5 Jeep; Spiderbuggy Corgi Toys 649; Space Shuttle; James Bond, Moonraker Corgi 930; Jet Ranger Helicopter; James Bond, Moonraker; Drax Corgi Toys 1109; Ford Transcontinental Artic Tilt Truck; Michelin Still Looking
  Corgi Toys 261; AMC CJ-5 Jeep; Spiderbuggy Corgi Toys 649; Space Shuttle; James Bond, Moonraker Corgi 930; Jet Ranger Helicopter; James Bond, Moonraker; Drax Corgi Toys 1109; Ford Transcontinental Artic Tilt Truck; Michelin Corgi 259; Penguinmobile
August Corgi 437; 1978 Chevrolet G Series Van; Coca Cola        
  Corgi Toys 437; Chevrolet G Series Van; Coca Cola        
September Corgi Toys 266; Spiderman's Spiderbike; Red, Blue Corgi Toys 265; Superman's Supermobile; Blue      
  Corgi Toys 266; Spiderman's Spiderbike; Red, Blue Corgi Toys 265; Superman's Supermobile; Blue      
October

Still Looking

       
 

Corgi Toys 928; Spidercopter

       
November Corgi CC06601; The Muppet Show, 25 Years; Kermit's Car Corgi CC06602; The Muppet Show, 25 Years; Fozzie Bear's Car Corgi CC06603; The Muppet Show, 25 Years; Miss Piggy's Car Corgi CC06604; The Muppet Show, 25 Years; Animal's Car Corgi 154; Lotus 72 Formula 1 Texaco Special
 

Corgi Toys 2030; Kermit's Car

(CC06601 Standing In)

Corgi Toys 2031; Fozzi Bear’s Truck
(CC06602 Standing In)

Corgi Toys 2032; Miss Piggy’s Sports Coupe
(CC06603 Standing In)

Corgi 2033: Animal’s Percussionmobile

(CC06604 standing in)

Corgi Toys 154; Lotus 72 Formula 1 Texaco Special
  Export items released during the year
  Still Looking Still Looking Still Looking Still Looking Still Looking
 

Corgi 489: Volkswagen Polo Police Car, Polizei

Corgi 4894: Volkswagen Polo ADAC

Corgi 9212: Jet Ranger Helicopter Dutch Police

Corgi 9921: Jet Ranger Helicopter German Police

Corgi 9921: Jet Ranger Helicopter ADAC

  Still Looking Still Looking Still Looking Still Looking Corgi 489; Volkswagen Polo ADAC; Yellow, PTT Switzerland
 

Corgi 9216: Jet Ranger Helicopter Swissair Rescue

Corgi 428: Renault 5 Police (Export)

Corgi 483: Range Rover Police (Belgium)

Corgi 483: Range Rover Police (Holland)

Corgi 489: Volkswagen Polo PTT

  Corgi Toys C430; Porsche 924; Police, White & Black        
  Corgi Toys C430; Porsche 924; Police, White & Black        
           

1978

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