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I've started selling some of my toys & collectibles.
Hasbro had a winner with the Amaze-A-Matics, the fantastic car with a brain. The battery operated cars travel forward and backwards, and turn left and right based on the grooves cut into program cards that feed through the bottom of the car. The cars came with a number of pre-programmed plastic cards and blank cardboard cards so that you could program your own courses. There were a total of eight different bodies--two available only as extra body kits, two available as extra bodies or boxed with a chassis and the four most popular that were only available boxed with a chassis.
Below are pictures of my five boxed kits as well as my two additional bodies which I've put onto chassis. Also below are my mint in the box copies of the four spare body kits as well as a rare boxed spare chassis. Also, a one-of-a-kind custom paint job and what I believe is a one-of-a-kind prototype body and chassis.
Other battery powered car toys in my collection: Shark by Remco, Switch 'n Go by Mattel, Trik-Trak by Transogram.
This incredibly rare find is a prototype body and chassis. The chassis is clear plexiglass and takes a thinner strip to turn the wheels and presumably switch from forward to neutral to reverse. The chassis does not work so I can't be sure. The Mark IV body is very special in that it is made of painted, hand-carved wood. It is quite a bit thicker than the plastic bodies eventually produced and instead of having decals, the stripes, numbers and lettering are painted on. Lots of parts on the bottom are pieces of wood, plexiglas and brass glued to the wooden body. Though the body is stained/dirty and missing one of the mirrors and some of the glued in parts from the bottom, it is still so very, very cool.
|Obtained:||All came from eBay|
Mr. Amaze-A-Matic - Robot that used the same cards. Wow!
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