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VINTAGE MASUDAYA (MODERN TOYS) OLD FASHION FIRE ENGINE FULLY WORKING WithBOX

VINTAGE MASUDAYA (MODERN TOYS) OLD FASHION FIRE ENGINE FULLY WORKING WithBOX
VINTAGE MASUDAYA (MODERN TOYS) OLD FASHION FIRE ENGINE FULLY WORKING WithBOX
VINTAGE MASUDAYA (MODERN TOYS) OLD FASHION FIRE ENGINE FULLY WORKING WithBOX
VINTAGE MASUDAYA (MODERN TOYS) OLD FASHION FIRE ENGINE FULLY WORKING WithBOX
VINTAGE MASUDAYA (MODERN TOYS) OLD FASHION FIRE ENGINE FULLY WORKING WithBOX
VINTAGE MASUDAYA (MODERN TOYS) OLD FASHION FIRE ENGINE FULLY WORKING WithBOX
VINTAGE MASUDAYA (MODERN TOYS) OLD FASHION FIRE ENGINE FULLY WORKING WithBOX
VINTAGE MASUDAYA (MODERN TOYS) OLD FASHION FIRE ENGINE FULLY WORKING WithBOX
VINTAGE MASUDAYA (MODERN TOYS) OLD FASHION FIRE ENGINE FULLY WORKING WithBOX
VINTAGE MASUDAYA (MODERN TOYS) OLD FASHION FIRE ENGINE FULLY WORKING WithBOX
VINTAGE MASUDAYA (MODERN TOYS) OLD FASHION FIRE ENGINE FULLY WORKING WithBOX
VINTAGE MASUDAYA (MODERN TOYS) OLD FASHION FIRE ENGINE FULLY WORKING WithBOX

VINTAGE MASUDAYA (MODERN TOYS) OLD FASHION FIRE ENGINE FULLY WORKING WithBOX  VINTAGE MASUDAYA (MODERN TOYS) OLD FASHION FIRE ENGINE FULLY WORKING WithBOX
THIS MODERN TOYS MASUDAYA TOYS CO. MODEL (HEREAFTER SIMPLY REFERRED TO AS "FIRE ENGINE") IS A NON NUMBERED MODEL/TOY. LUIOB = L IGHTLY U SED I N O RIGINAL B OX. THIS HAD BEEN STASHED AWAY WITH A FEW HUNDRED OR SO ADDITIONAL MODELS ALL OF WHICH I HAVE PERSONALLY OWNED FOR UP TO 5 DECADES! HAVING HUNDREDS (TO THOUSANDS) OF MODEL CARS TO CHOOSE FROM, MOSTLY PORSCHE AND CORVETTES, I HAVE DECIDED TO START LISTING SOME OF THESE HERE ON E-BAY. 9 5 % OF THESE ARE ONE-OF-A-KINDS LISTINGS AND I WILL DO MY BEST TO SHOW YOU AN ARRAY OF PICTURES AND DESCRIBE THEM TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY. THIS RARE MODERN TOYS FIRE ENGINE IS NO EXCEPTION TO THIS RULE! THIS MODEL MEASURES OUT AT CLOSE TO 9.5 INCHES LONG (24CM). IT IS IN EXCELLENT OVERALL WORKING CONDITION AND ALL OF THE ORIGINAL FEATURES STILL WORK AS DESIGNED AND DESCRIBED ON THE ORIGINAL PACKAGING. HERE'S HOW IT WORKS.... AS WITH ALL BATTERY OPERATED MODELS, THE FIRST THING YOU HAVE TO DO IS TO INSTALL THE BATTERIES! THIS FIRE ENGINE TAKES TWO (2) SIZE "D" BATTERIES WHICH ARE INSTALLED VIA THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT JUST BEHIND THE DRIVER. ONCE YOU'VE INSTALL THESE BATTERIES, YOU THEN CLOSE AND LOCK DOWN THE BATTERY COVER. NOW PLACE IT DOWN ON A HARD SURFACE (NONE OF THESE VINTAGE MODELS WERE DESIGNED FOR CARPETS) AND WATCH ALL OF THE ACTION! HERE YOU HAVE A POWER LEVER WHICH HAS THREE (3) FUNCTIONS.....

THE FIRST FUNCTION ALLOWS THE INCLUDED BALL TO LEVITATE WHILE THE FIRE ENGINE IS NOT MOVING. THIS IS OBTAINED BY PUSHING THE LEVER, LOCATED AT THE REAR OF THE LADDER ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THIS FIRE ENGINE, FORWARD. WHEN THIS LEVER IS STRAIGHT UP, IT IS IN THE "STOP" POSITION.... AND LASTLY, WHEN YOU PULL THIS LEVER TO THE REAR OF THIS FIRE TRUCK, THE FIRE ENGINE NOW ENGAGES IT'S "MYSTERY ACTION" DRIVE AND TAKES OFF IN A STRAIGHT LINE. WHILE THIS FIRE ENGINE IS NOW MOVING, THE BALL LOCATED ON THE REAR ENGINE STACK NOW LEVITATES.

THIS "MYSTERY" DRIVE WORKS PERFECTLY AND HAS NO ISSUES NOR DOES IT DO THOSE LITTLE CIRCLES... IT TAKES STRAIGHT OFF AND WHEN AN OBSTACLE IS STRUCK, IT WILL VEER OFF TO ONE SIDE AND ONCE IT DETECTS NO ADDITIONAL THREAT (OR OBSTACLE), IT WILL RESUME IT'S STRAIGHT MOTION ONCE AGAIN.... TILL ANOTHER OBSTACLE IS REACHED. THIS FIRE ENGINE'S BODY IS IN ALL AROUND VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT OVERALL CONDITION WITH SOME SLIGHT SIGNS OF PLAYWEAR CONSISTENT WITH IT'S AGE....

IN FACT, MUCH LIGHTER THEN IT'S AGE WOULD SUGGEST! IT IS MADE MOSTLY OF TIN WITH THE FRONT GRILL AND HEAD LIGHTS BEING MADE OUT OF PLASTIC. YOU HAVE NO SIGNS OF ANY RUST OR CORROSION AND THE TIN LITHOGRAPHY IS STILL CLEAR AND COLORFUL. BOTH OF THE REAR TIRES ARE MADE OF TIN, TOUCH THE GROUND AND SPIN FREELY. THE FRONT TIRES DO NOT SPIN NOR TOUCH THE GROUND AS THE "MYSTERY" ACTION DRIVE PROPELS THIS FIRE ENGINE. THE DUAL SMALLER WHEELS LOCATED ON A ROTATING DISC IN THE CENTER OF THE FRONT OF THIS CHASSIS IS THE "MYSTERY ACTION" DRIVE. THE FIRM MAN IS MADE ENTIRELY OF TIN AND HAS NICE TIN LITHOGRAPHY LOCATED THROUGHOUT HIS BODY (TO INCLUDE HIS HELMET). THE CHASSIS LOOKS TO BE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION ALSO WITH NO ISSUES AND IS 100% ORIGINAL.

THIS IS MADE ENTIRELY OUT OF TIN AS WITH THE BODY HAS NO RUST, CORROSION, DENTS, PITS OR CREASES. WHAT MAKES THIS OFFERING SO SPECIAL IS THE FACT THAT THE FAN, LOCATED WITHIN THE TIN WATER CASK IS STILL 100% ORIGINAL AND FULLY OPERATIONAL!

THE BALL DOES LEVITATE IN BOTH POSITIONS ON THE LEVER. YOU ALSO HAVE TWO (2) STYROFOAM BALLS AND NOT BEING THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THIS FIRE ENGINE, I CAN NOT STATE WITH AUTHORITY THAT THESE BALLS ARE ORIGINAL TO THIS FIRE ENGINE. THEY APPEAR TO BE HAND PAINTED AS SOME OF THE PAINT SEEMS TO BE CHIPPING OFF. I ACQUIRED THIS BACK IN THE LATE 1980'S FROM A FRIEND OF MINE WHO LIVES IN CHICAGO AND AT THAT TIME HAD A MASSIVE COLLECTION OF BATTERY OPERATED AND FRICTION MODELS MOST OF WHICH WERE/ARE MADE IN JAPAN.

THE ORIGINAL BOX IS PRESENT AND IN GOOD TO VERY GOOD OVERALL SHAPE. YOU HAVE THE ORIGINAL TWENTY (20) STAPLES HOLDING THE BASE AND LID FIRMLY TOGETHER. TWELVE (12) ON THE BASE AND EIGHT (8) ON THE LID. YOU HAVE NO ADDED GLUE ANY WHERE, BUT TWO (2) VINTAGE PIECES OF TAPE HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE LID. ONE (1) PIECE ON ONE OF THE OUTSIDE CORNERS AND ONE (1) PIECE ON THE INSIDE OF ONE OF THE LONGER SIDE FLAPS ON THE LID (HOLDING A TEAR TOGETHER AND FROM SPREADING). YOU ALSO HAVE SOME WRITING ON THE BOTTOM OF THE BOX IN BALL POINT PEN. THE BOTTOM OF THE BOX SEEMS TO BE VERY BRITTLE DUE TO IT'S THICKNESS AND AGE. ALSO NOTE THAT THE ORIGINAL INSTRUCTIONS ARE PRINTED ON ONE OF THE SMALLER ENDS OF THE LID (AS PICTURED). HERE I DO ASK THAT YOU LOOK AT AND INSPECT MY PICTURES AS THEY DO A FAR BETTER JOB SHOWING YOU THE ACTUAL SHAPE/CONDITION OF THIS BOX THEN I COULD EXPLAIN HERE IN WORDS. I TAKE PRIDE IN MY MODELS THAT I OFFER HERE IN THE E-BAY WORLD.

I DO HAVE OPTIONS AND I CHOOSE TO OFFER ONLY THE VERY FINEST THAT I HAVE AVAILABLE. I TEST EVERYTHING PRIOR TO LISTING THEM AND ONCE AGAIN PRIOR TO SENDING THEM OFF. I DO THIS SO WE WILL BOTH BE VERY HAPPY WITH THE END RESULT, IT'S THE ONLY WAY I DO THINGS! I LOVE THIS ONE, "I HAVE NOT TESTED THIS MODEL AS I HAVE NO BATTERIES OF THIS SIZE"!! AFTER ALL, HOW HARD IS IT TO TOSS IN A FEW BATTERIES OR TO WIND UP A MODEL??

PRETTY DAMN EASY IF YOU ASK ME. THIS MODERN TOYS "FIRE ENGINE" IS FULLY TESTED AND WILL BE ONCE AGAIN, PRIOR TO ME PACKAGING THIS UP. PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE PICTURES DO BECOME A VITAL AND IMPORTANT PART OF THE DESCRIPTION. THIS VINTAGE FIRE ENGINE IS AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF A MODEL AND OF AN ERA THAT HAS LONG PASSED US BY. THIS IS A RELATIVELY NEW STORE FOR ME HERE ON E-BAY, BUT, I COME WITH A WELL OILED AND POLISHED TRACK RECORD! A GOLD T/RATED PSELLER WITH OVER 8 YEARS OF THIS STATUS BACKING ME.

I SPECIALIZE IN PRIMARILY THE AUTOMOTIVE FIELD AND I CONCENTRATE WITH/ON PORSCHE, BENTLEY, AUDI AND. I HAVE A UPS ACCOUNT AND MOST OF MY OFFERINGS HERE SHALL BE SENT THAT WAY. I PACK EACH AND EVERY ITEM MYSELF AND DO SO AS IF I WERE RECEIVING IT. THIS MODERN TOYS FIRE ENGINE.

UNFORTUNATELY, IN THE PAST I HAVE HAD SOME RUN-IN'S WITH SOME VERY SCRUPULOUS INTERNATIONAL BUYERS, WHO BY THEIR NATURE. "DO NOT PLAY WELL WITH OTHERS". INTERNATIONAL BUYERS, PLEASE READ THE VERY BOTTOM OF THIS SECTION AS THIS DOES APPLY TO YOU...

SO PLEASE BE PREPARED FOR THIS ON YOUR END! AS MENTIONED ABOVE, THIS IS A RELATIVELY NEW AREA FOR ME (HERE ON E-BAY) AND I DO TRY MY BEST TO DO AS GOOD AS I CAN. THIS HAS BECOME A FULL TIME BUSINESS FOR ME AND I REALLY ENJOY DOING IT. I WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO TILL IT BECOMES A BURDEN AND I CAN NO LONGER ENJOY IT. I WILL BE ADDING TO THIS STORE WEEKLY (OR TRYING TO) AND HOPEFULLY YOU WILL SEE THAT I DO EXACTLY WHAT I SAY AND DO SO IN A VERY TIMELY FASHION. THIS IS WHERE I THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME IN READING ALL OF THE ABOVE. IN ORDER TO VIEW MY LISTINGS IN A CONCISE AND ORDERLY FASHION, ALL YOU NEED DO IS TO LOCATE THAT SMALL. DOOR A TOP THIS PAGE. THIS IS LOCATED JUST BELOW MY SELLERS ID AND FEEDBACK TALLY.

THE VIRTUAL DOOR TO MY STORE HERE ON E-BAY! IN ORDER TO STREAMLINE YOUR SEARCH FURTHER, ONCE YOUR IN MY STORE, TO THE LEFT YOU WILL SEE A "SEARCH" BAR, IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE JUST MY MODEL CARS, JUST TYPE IN "MODEL CAR" AND JUST MY LISTED MODEL CARS WILL POP-UP. IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE SOME LP'S... I THINK YOU GET THE GIST OF THIS NOW! I HAVE A LIST OF CATEGORIES THAT WILL ASSIST YOU IN STREAMLINING YOUR SEARCH AS WELL.

ONCE AGAIN, I THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATIONS ON THIS LIGHTLY USED, FULLY OPERATIONAL, MODERN TOYS MASUDAYA TOYS CO. LTD "BATTERY OPERATED OLD FASHION FIRE ENGINE CARRYING FREE FLYING BALL" IN IT'S FACTORY ORIGINAL BOX WITH TWO (2) BALLS, AS WELL AND FOR ANY OTHER CONSIDERATIONS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE GIVEN ME IN THE PAST.....

This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Electronic, Battery & Wind-Up\Battery Operated\1970-1989".911" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan
  • Gender: UNISEX & COLLECTORS
  • ITEM LOCATION:: 4GG
  • Year: CIRCA EARLY 1970'S.
  • Character Family: FIRE DEPARTMENT.

  • Brand: MODERN TOYS (MASUDAYA TOYS CO., LTD)
  • Recommended Age Range: AGES 6 AND OLDER.


    VINTAGE MASUDAYA (MODERN TOYS) OLD FASHION FIRE ENGINE FULLY WORKING WithBOX  VINTAGE MASUDAYA (MODERN TOYS) OLD FASHION FIRE ENGINE FULLY WORKING WithBOX