1976 "Gift Set 3"

 

 

 

1976 Gift Set 3


La voiture est le modèle « 1976 » et le Batboat est la seconde version caractérisée par un aileron arrière rouge et un logo jaune et noir de la chauve-souris dessus. L’autocollant présent des deux cotés représente une forme géographique en rouge, noir et jaune. Le phare de dessus ne possède plus la cage dorée sur le dessus, la remorque est équipée de roues type « whizzwheels » en plastique au lieu des roues en métal et la fixation du Batboat se fait maintenant à l’aide de deux pions de centrage sur l’axe central de la remorque qui prennent place dans deux trous situés sur l’axe central du Batboat.

 

La boite :


Cette boite type “1976 Gift Set 3” à dominante bleu foncé et jaune est composée de deux parties principale, une partie extérieure et une partie intérieure en polystyrène blanc (idem version 1970 & 1973) supportant la voiture, le bateau et sa remorque. Le tout est surmonté par un volet similaire à la version “1967 Gift Set 3” mais non repliable.

First box : 1976 - 1978 - With logo "CORGI"
Last box : 1979 - With logo "corgi" in single case letters, as opposed to capital lettering

 

 

 

If you look at the pic of the prototype batboat, you will notice that the tin effect was going to be kept either side of the fin, whilst the fin lost the tin completely.

The type of Batboat that appears on the back of 76 issues was a prototype and was never produced, if you look at the back of your orange fin Batboat box, you'll notice that the Batboat pictured still has the same bat-stickers as the tin fin, and it still has a beacon. This was the prototype assembled, and they wanted it cheaper so removed the beacon and changed the design of the stickers. I daresay that prototype is out there somewhere, yet i've never seen it :

 

 

Some of these were actually dated, on the inside of the flap. It will have 2 different sets of numbers, for example 12/76, which shows the week number it was made and the last 2 numbers the year it was made.

1976 Gift Set 3 Type A & B : 14/76 does mean that this box was made in 14th week of 1976 year.

 

 

1976 Gift Set 3 Type C : 32/78 does mean that this box was made in week 32 of 1978 year.

 

 

1976 Gift Set 3 Type C : 3/80 does mean that this box was made in 3rd week of 1980 year.

 

1976 Gift Set 3 Type C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange headlight and big horn version :

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow headlight and little horn version :