Vintage Tin Battery Operated Hoopy The Fishing Duck Toy, Alps, Japan. Exib. For Sale
Vintage Tin Battery Operated Hoopy the Fishing Duck Toy, Alps, Japan. ExiB.
Vintage Tin Battery Op Hoopy the Fishing Duck, Alps, Japan. ExiB.
A nice vintage tinplate battery operated
Hoopy the Fishing Duck, with magnetic rod,
made by the Alps Co. of Japan in the 1950's.
It comes with removeable tinplate pond, one
tin plate fish and the original box.
When batteries are inserted and the toy is
switched on, the duck dips his rod into the pond
hoping to catch a fish. He usually does, and the magnetic
rod holds the fish on the line until it reaches the duck's left
hand. This then cleverly takes the fish off the line and
drops it into his basket (the fish then returns to the pond
ready to be caught again). Pleased with himself, Hoopy
quacks and he tries to catch another fish. His eyes also
light. All in all, it is a very pleasing and clever action.
The figures's body is plush covered and
stands 10 inches tall, by 8 long and 5 inches wide.
It takes 2 D size batteries.
The battery compartment is clean and rust free.
It is in excellent working condition with 2 faults -
the eyes do not light up (could be a loose wire
or the bulbs need replacing), and strangely the
lid to the battery box is not attached. I think this
must be a production fault because the 2 tinplate
hinges which would allow it to be attached are
not there and there is no sign that they ever were.
Despite this, the lid can be held in place by the sliding
catch and when the toy is placed down with the
batteries inserted, it works fine.
Other than this, the tinplate and plush are in great
condition and the toy works as it should.
Marked “Alps Made in Japan” on the tinplate base
and on the box. Comes with the instruction leaflet
and original box in fair to good condition (small hole
in lid and other signs of wear).
A great tinplate battery toy which does not turn
up very often in such nice condition.
Please see my other vintage battery toys listed.
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