Review by AJProDie-Cast
Stingray is a children's marionette television show created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and produced by AP Films for ATV and ITC Entertainment from 1964–65. Stingray, a highly sophisticated combat submarine built for speed and maneuverability, is the flagship of the World Aquanaut Security Patrol (WASP), a 21st Century security organization based at Marineville in the year 2065.
It has the typical Product Enterprise packaging, windowed box, clear tray, and cardboard background.
I have to say bravo to Product Enterprise... static adhering plastic protectors NOT stickers (the frackin stickers on the Autoart Lotus took me like 15 minutes to get glue residue off).
Stingray is one of the few vehicles that comes with a metal and quality feeling stand; however, it also creates the only flaw in this surprisingly great release!
Stingray is a show I only watched a couple of times and bought more because it was cheap ($46 plus shipping) and of course diecast goodness (thing is heavy!). A huge bonus was when I took it out and started reviewing... I loved the lines, look, and colors of the thing.
The two "gimmicks" are a spin-able back propeller and lowering sled tracks that it can rest on.
The stand fits in a removable square area and here comes the one flaw, it worked fine for a minute but after I took it out once it now does not hold the sub well and it flops back until the propeller touches ground (might be able to fix it with tape or plastic... but instead I use a Flexipose stand).
I bought this on a whim, but actually love the thing. It has great details: look at the figures clearly seen, the metallic paint and logo, clear view pods, torpedo wings... everything screams quality.
For less than seventy bucks it is cheap for the quality and a great addition to any collection or fan of Gerry Anderson's Television. The only problem has a simple solution; even though the stand looks awesome, don't use it!... either rest the ship on its skis or use a Flexipose stand.
|Posted 19 June, 2011 - 20:44 by AJProDie-Cast|