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2003/111/1 Toy in packaging, 'The A-Team Tactical Van Play Set', licensed from the television show 'The A-Team', plastic / cardboard / paper, made by Croner Toys, Hong Kong, 1983. Click to enlarge.

'The A-Team Tactical Van Play Set'

Made
'The A-Team' was an American action, adventure, comedy series which ran on the NBC network from 1983 to 1987. There were 90 one-hour episodes and 4 two-hour episodes produced. It was considered at one time to be the most violent television show on the air, yet characters were seldom hurt by all the gunfire, explosions and fights. Fans of the show claim that many critics missed the point that the show was intended to be a parody of the action/adventure genre at the start (although it turned …

Summary

Object No.

2003/111/1

Object Statement

Toy in packaging, 'The A-Team Tactical Van Play Set', licensed from the television show 'The A-Team', plastic / cardboard / paper, made by Croner Toys, Hong Kong, 1983

Physical Description

Toy, 'The A-Team Tactical Van Play Set' with packaging, licensed from the television show 'The A-Team', plastic / card / paper, Croner Toys, Hong Kong, 1983

Consists of a large red and yellow cardboard box with two plastic windows. The box is decorated with colour printed photographs of 'The A-Team' character B.A. Baracus and other cast members. A colour photograph of the model van is also on the box. The text 'The A Team Tactical Van Play Set' is printed in white and yellow on the front and sides of the box. The box contains a black van with red hubcaps and red detail. The van also comes complete with a B.A. Baracus figure dressed in a green uniform.

Marks

'THE / A-TEAM TM* / TACTICAL VAN PLAY SET' is printed on the front of the box.

Dimensions

Height

228 mm

Width

390 mm

Depth

160 mm

Production

Notes

The toy van and figure were made by Croner Toys in 1983.

History

Owned

Notes

The toy van and figure are part of a collection of over three thousand toys accumulated by Barry Woodley between 1980 and 2002. Woodley began collecting seriously at the age of 17. He was consistent in his approach, collecting only toy vehicles and robots licensed from television, film and other media such as comic books, that were in mint condition and in their original packaging. Woodley collected for his own pleasure and did not open the toys or play with them. The collection was purchased by Barry Woodley between 1980 and 2002. This collection was sold with the rest of the Woodley collection by Goodman's auctioneers in 2002.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased, 2003

Acquisition Date

11 July 2003

Cite this Object

Harvard

'The A-Team Tactical Van Play Set' 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 17 October 2021, <https://ma.as/11808>

Wikipedia

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