Chevy Vega

Tonka Clutch Poppers №5930 → BLUE LASER 1/32 Japan 1978

Originally released in 1978 this is one core 3 models in the Tonka Clutch Popper series. A stylised version of a Chevrolet Vega, called ‘Blue Laser’ on the original packaging. Great looking pressed steel toy car with or without decals/stickers, reliably a fast model. The decals/stickers of ‘Action’ on the side usually indicate an early late 70’s – 1980 model, after that you’ll find the Cragar decals, and later foil type decals of the ‘Turbo Racer’ series. The main body shape, base and wheels stayed the same, it appears an additional reductive gear was added when the turbo sound was added (Cragar models upwards mainly). as these models tend to run noticeably faster if revved up to max.

(The above photo of this model by Bas de Graaff is from this Flickr album)

Details

NameBlue Laser
Body TypeChevrolet Vega
Model Code5930
Year1978-80 (Action), 1981-84 (Cragar), 1984-87 Turbo Racer
ColourBlue
L-W-H (mm)120 – 65 (rear) – 40
Weight (g)163
MotorRear wheel, flywheel single clutch
Special featuresFast, turbo piece on bonnet/hood
Summary detail for Tonka Clutch Popper – Chevy Vega

Front

Tonka Clutch Popper – Chevy Vega – Front View

Back

Tonka Clutch Popper – Chevy Vega – Back View

Side

Tonka Clutch Popper – Chevy Vega – Side View

Top

Tonka Clutch Popper – Chevy Vega – Top View

Original Packaging

Tonka Clutch Popper – Chevy Vega – Original Packaging – Front
Tonka Clutch Popper — Chevy Vega – Original Packaging – Back

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