BANDAI 4373 TIN KING SIZE BATTERY OPERATED FIRE ENGINE. 100% OPERATIONAL WithBOX

BANDAI 4373 TIN KING SIZE BATTERY OPERATED FIRE ENGINE. 100% OPERATIONAL WithBOX
BANDAI 4373 TIN KING SIZE BATTERY OPERATED FIRE ENGINE. 100% OPERATIONAL WithBOX
BANDAI 4373 TIN KING SIZE BATTERY OPERATED FIRE ENGINE. 100% OPERATIONAL WithBOX
BANDAI 4373 TIN KING SIZE BATTERY OPERATED FIRE ENGINE. 100% OPERATIONAL WithBOX
BANDAI 4373 TIN KING SIZE BATTERY OPERATED FIRE ENGINE. 100% OPERATIONAL WithBOX
BANDAI 4373 TIN KING SIZE BATTERY OPERATED FIRE ENGINE. 100% OPERATIONAL WithBOX
BANDAI 4373 TIN KING SIZE BATTERY OPERATED FIRE ENGINE. 100% OPERATIONAL WithBOX
BANDAI 4373 TIN KING SIZE BATTERY OPERATED FIRE ENGINE. 100% OPERATIONAL WithBOX
BANDAI 4373 TIN KING SIZE BATTERY OPERATED FIRE ENGINE. 100% OPERATIONAL WithBOX
BANDAI 4373 TIN KING SIZE BATTERY OPERATED FIRE ENGINE. 100% OPERATIONAL WithBOX
BANDAI 4373 TIN KING SIZE BATTERY OPERATED FIRE ENGINE. 100% OPERATIONAL WithBOX
BANDAI 4373 TIN KING SIZE BATTERY OPERATED FIRE ENGINE. 100% OPERATIONAL WithBOX

BANDAI 4373 TIN KING SIZE BATTERY OPERATED FIRE ENGINE. 100% OPERATIONAL WithBOX
THIS MODEL IS THEIR MODEL NUMBER: 4373 AND THIS KING SIZE FIRE ENGINE IS 100% ORIGINAL AND IS 100% OPERATIONAL! NO FEATURE HAS ANY ISSUES AND THEY ALL WORK FLAWLESSLY. THE KICKER HERE IS THAT YOU ALSO HAVE THE ORIGINAL BOX WHICH IS IN GOOD TO EXCELLENT OVERALL/CONDITION/SHAPE AS WELL! = L IGHTLY U SED W ITH. O RIGINA L B OX. I HAVE HAD THIS STASHED AWAY WITH A FEW HUNDRED OR SO ADDITIONAL MODELS ALL OF WHICH I HAVE PERSONALLY OWNED FOR UP TO 5 DECADES OR HAVE COLLECTED ALONG THE WAY! ONCE AGAIN, THIS RARE KINGSIZE BANDAI FIRE ENGINE IS 100% FULLY OPERATIONAL. HAVING HUNDREDS TO THOUSANDS OF MODEL CARS TO CHOOSE FROM, MOSTLY PORSCHE AND CORVETTES, I HAVE DECIDED TO START LISTING SOME OF THESE HERE ON E-BAY.

95% OF THESE ARE ONE-OF-A-KINDS LISTINGS AND I WILL DO MY BEST TO SHOW YOU AN ARRAY OF PICTURES AND DESCRIBE THEM TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY. THIS RARE TIN BANDAI FIRE ENGINE IS NO EXCEPTION TO THIS RULE! THE DEAL WITH THIS MODEL (AND MOST OF MY DADS NICER MODELS) WAS THAT THIS WAS TO STAY IN MY PARENTS HOME AND WAS ONLY USED UNDER MY DAD'S SUPERVISION!

MY SISTERS CHILDREN W ERE WAY TOO LITTLE TO PLAY WITH TH ESE MOD ELS SO MY DAD DID ALL OF THE WORK WHILE MY YOUNG NEPHEWS & NIECES JUST SAT THERE AND WATCHED! MY SISTER LIVED AND STILL LIVES IN VERMONT, SO NEEDLESS TO SAY TH ESE MODELS FROM HIS COLLECTION, WERE NOT USED THAT MUCH AND IT SHOWS.

THIS KINGSIZE FIRE ENGINE IS VERY CLOSE TO BEING IN SHOWCASE CONDITION AND AS SUCH YOU WILL BE HARD PRESSED TO SEE ANY SCRATCHES OR SERIOUS BLEMISHES. AS YOU CAN SEE FROM MY PICTURES IT HAS AGED VERY WELL! MOST OF THE CHROME IS STILL PRESENT AND SHINY, BUT, IN CERTAIN AREAS LIKE ON THE BASES TO WHICH THE REAR HAND RAILS ARE ATTACHED TO, HAVE LOST SOME OF THEIR CHROME FINISH. THE FRONT BUMPER, SIDE STEPS, WINDSHIELD MOLDING AND HUB CAPS ARE STILL VERY NICELY CHROMED. THE PLASTIC WINDSHIELD IS 100% ORIGINAL AND IN TACT.

YOU HAVE NO DINGS OR CREASES FOUND ANYWHERE ON THE BODY. YOU HAVE NO RUST OR CORROSION ON THE BODY EITHER. THE INTERIOR IS DONE IN TIN LITHOGRAPHY AND THE STEERING WHEEL IS PLASTIC AND ORIGINAL TO THIS FIRE ENGINE.

THE LADDER IS EXTENDABLE AND REVOLVES A FULL 360 DEGREES... THE LADDER IS NOT NOR HAS IT EVER BEEN CHROMED.

IT SEEMS TO BE LIKE A GALVANIZED METAL AS NO RUST OR CORROSION IS PRESENT, NOR IS IT SHINY LIKE THE OTHER METAL ON THIS FIRE ENGINE. THE REAR "HOSE REEL" SPINS, BUT, NO HOSE IS PRESENT (IT NEVER HAD ANY HOSE ATTACHED). IT'S A GREAT FEATURE THAT LOOKS GREAT AND AIDS IN ONE'S IMAGINATION. THE FOUR (4) WHITE HOSES DO DETACH AND ATTACH TOGETHER. THIS HOSE IS NOT THAT FLEXIBLE, BUT IT IS 100% ORIGINAL AND HAS NO CRACKS OR SPLITS..

YOU DO HAVE A LITTLE RED WHICH HAS WORN OFF FROM THE PLASTIC CLAMPS WHICH HOLD THESE HOSES INTO POSITION AND ONTO THE WHITE HOSE ITSELF. THE RED ROOF LIGHT WORKS PERFECTLY AND HAS NO CRACKS OR RUST FOUND ON IT'S BASE. THE PAINT IS SHINY ALL AROUND WITH ONLY A FEW MINOR IMPERFECTIONS APPARENT. KEEP IN MIND THIS WAS ACTUALLY USED A FEW DECADES AGO, BUT FORTUNATELY, MY DAD HAD TONS OF BACKUP MODELS AND NEVER USED THE SAME MODEL MORE THEN ONCE A MONTH (OR THEREABOUTS). THIS MODEL IS ONE OF THE LARGEST THAT BANDAI CREATED, HENCE THE "KING SIZE" IN IT'S TITLE.

THIS MEASURES OUT AT JUST OVER 12.5 INCHES IN LENGTH (32CM) AND IS CLOSE TO 5 INCHES IN WIDTH (12.5CM). YOU CAN SEE SOME TINY DIMPLES HERE AND THERE AND IN ALL HONESTLY, THESE LOOK LIKE TRACES FROM IT MANUFACTURING AS MOST OF THESE COME FROM THE INSIDE OUT! THESE ARE VERY TINY AND MOST OF THESE DIMPLES ARE LOCATED ON THE REAR QUARTERS AND ODDLY ENOUGH, IN THE SAME PLACE ON BOTH SIDES. THE TIRES ARE VERY CLEAN AND HAVE NO FLAT SPOTS OR CRACKS. THE WHEELS ARE 100% ORIGINAL AS WELL.

ALL FOUR HUBCAPS ARE ORIGINAL AND IN EXCELLENT SHAPE/CONDITION AND STILL HOLD A NICE SHINE. THE FRONT WHEELS DO NOT TOUCH THE GROUND AS THE BUMP'N GO ACTION IS WHAT DRIVES AND CONTROLS THIS TRUCK. THIS IS LOCATED BETWEEN THE FRONT TWO WHEELS/TIRES. THE REAR WHEELS DO TOUCH THE GROUND AND SPIN INDEPENDENTLY OF EACH OTHER.

THE CHASSIS IS IN VERY GOOD SHAPE/CONDITION AND HAS A FEW LIGHT SIGNS OF USAGE. YOU HAVE NO APPARENT RUST ON THE CHASSIS. THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT LOOKS LIKE IT ROLLED OFF THE PRODUCTION LINE EARLY LAST YEAR. THE BATTERY DOOR IS STILL WELL ATTACHED BY TWO HINGES AND THE PLASTIC LOCK IS PERFECT AND WORKS AS IT SHOULD. THIS FIRE ENGINE HAS AN "ON/OFF" SWITCH WHICH IS LOCATED ON THE CHASSIS.

THE BOX IS IN ALL AROUND EXCELLENT OVERALL CONDITION/SHAPE. THIS IS SO BECAUSE IT WAS STORED IN MY SISTERS CLOSET AND WAS ABLE TO AVOID MY FAMILIES EPIC WATER GUN FIGHT. YOU HAVE NO ADDED TAPE OR GLUE FOUND ANYWHERE ON THIS BOX.

YOU DO HAVE SOME SLIGHT SHELF RASHING, BUT, THIS SHOULD BE EXPECTED FROM A BOX THAT WAS MADE DECADES AGO AND ACTUALLY USED FOR STORAGE WHILE NOT IN USE! A FEW AREAS HAVE SOME ADDITIONAL SLIGHT DAMAGE/DISCOLORATION. REFER TO MY PICTURES FOR A BETTER UNDERSTANDING. THIS FIRE TRUCK WORKS PERFECTLY AND ONCE YOU'VE PLACED TWO (2) SIZE "D" BATTERIES INTO THE CHASSIS AND LOCK DOWN THE BATTERY COMPARTMENTS DOOR, YOU SIMPLY SWITCH IT TO "ON" AND PLACE IT DOWN ON ANY HARD AND LEVEL SURFACE. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT NONE OF THESE VINTAGE BUMP'N GO MODELS WERE DESIGNED WITH CARPETS IN MIND. IN FACT, WITH MANY OF THESE MODELS, CARPET IS YOUR WORST OPTION AS THE TINY WHEELS WILL GRIP THE CARPET, BUT WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MOVE THE BODY DUE TO THE WEIGHT AND TRACTION. AS SUCH, INTERNAL DAMAGE COULD EASILY BE DONE IF THIS OR ANY OF THESE VINTAGE MODELS WERE PLACED ON CARPET. INSTANTLY, THE LOUD BELL WILL BEGIN TO CLANG AND THE RED LIGHT A TOP THE ROOF WILL FLASH ON AND OFF.

WHEN THIS FIRE ENGINE RUNS INTO AN OBJECT OR STRIKES A WALL, THE TRUCK WILL VEER OFF AND TAKE OFF IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION. IT WILL CONTINUE THIS ACTION UNTIL YOU POWER IT DOWN OR THE BATTERIES DIE! AFTER ALL JUST HOW DIFFICULT IS IT TO TEST A MODEL?

ALL ONE NEED DO IS TO TOSS IN A FEW BATTERIES AND GIVE IT A GO! THIS TIN KING SIZE BANDAI FIRE ENGINE IS FULLY TESTED (AND WORKS PERFECTLY) AND WILL BE FULLY TESTED ONCE MORE, JUST PRIOR TO SENDING IT OFF.

I DO THIS TWICE, JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT THE FIRST TESTING WAS NOT A FLUKE! I TAKE PRIDE IN MY MODELS THAT I OFFER HERE IN THE E-BAY WORLD. I DO HAVE OPTIONS AND I CHOOSE TO OFFER ONLY THE VERY FINEST THAT I HAVE AVAILABLE. AS I MENTIONED ABOVE, I TEST EVERYTHING PRIOR TO LISTING IT AND ONCE AGAIN PRIOR TO SENDING THEM OFF.

I DO THIS SO WE WILL BOTH BE VERY HAPPY WITH THE END RESULT, IT'S THE ONLY WAY I DO THINGS! ONCE AGAIN, PLEASE TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THESE PICTURES AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR DESIRE ADDITIONAL PICTURES, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME VIA E-BAY MESSAGING AND I WILL DO THE REST! THIS VINTAGE, BATTERY OPERATED BANDAI KING SIZE FIRE TRUCK, IS AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF A MODEL AND A TIME THAT HAVE PASSED US BY. THIS IS A RELATIVELY NEW STORE FOR ME HERE ON E-BAY, BUT, I COME WITH A WELL OILED AND POLISHED TRACK RECORD! A GOLD /RATED POWERSELLER WITH OVER 5 YEARS OF THIS STATUS BACKING ME.

I SPECIALIZE IN PRIMARILY THE AUTOMOTIVE FIELD AND I CONCENTRATE WITH/ON PORSCHE, BENTLEY, AUDI AND. I HAVE A UPS ACCOUNT AND MOST OF MY OFFERINGS HERE SHALL BE SENT THAT WAY. I PACK EACH AND EVERY ITEM MYSELF AND DO SO AS IF I WERE RECEIVING IT.

THIS BANDAI KINGSIZE FIRE ENGINE. WILL BE SENT VIA UPS AND WILL BE FULLY INSURED. UTILIZING THIS METHOD TO OBTAIN ONES SIGNATURE IS THE MOST ECONOMICAL ROUTE TO GO...... SO PLEASE BE PREPARED FOR THIS ON YOUR END!

I DO RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SUBSTITUTE DHL AS AN INTERNATIONAL CARRIER (AT MY EXPENSE). IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEM PAYING WHAT IT COSTS TO RECEIVE THIS MODEL FROM ME IN A TIMELY AND SAFE MANNER, ONCE AGAIN, I STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT YOU PASS ON MY LISTINGS ONCE AGAIN! INTERNATIONAL BUYERS, PLEASE READ THE VERY BOTTOM OF THIS SECTION AS THIS DOES APPLY TO YOU.....

AS MENTIONED ABOVE, THIS IS A NEW AREA FOR ME (HERE ON E-BAY) AND I DO TRY MY BEST TO DO AS GOOD AS I CAN. THIS HAS BECOME A FULL TIME BUSINESS FOR ME AND I REALLY ENJOY DOING IT. I WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO TILL IT BECOMES A BURDEN AND I CAN NO LONGER ENJOY IT. I WILL BE ADDING TO THIS STORE WEEKLY (OR TRYING TO) AND HOPEFULLY YOU WILL SEE THAT I DO EXACTLY WHAT I SAY AND DO SO IN A VERY TIMELY FASHION. IT IS MY INTENTION TO LIST ONE OR TWO DIFFERENT MODELS EACH AND EVERY DAY (IF AT ALL POSSIBLE), OR UNTIL SUCH A TIME WHEN I GET BURNT OUT FROM DOING SO.

IT MIGHT BEHOOVE YOU TO CHECK IN WITH ME OFTEN AS YOU'LL NEVER KNOW WHEN AND IF I WILL OFFER THAT SPECIAL SOMETHING THAT WILL ROUND OUT OR COMPLETE YOUR COLLECTION! THIS IS WHERE I THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME IN READING ALL OF THE ABOVE. IN ORDER TO VIEW MY LISTINGS IN A CONCISE AND ORDERLY FASHION, ALL YOU NEED DO IS TO LOCATE THAT SMALL. DOOR A TOP THIS PAGE. THIS IS LOCATED JUST BELOW MY SELLERS ID AND FEEDBACK TALLY. THE VIRTUAL DOOR TO MY STORE HERE ON E-BAY! IN ORDER TO STREAMLINE YOUR SEARCH FURTHER, ONCE YOUR IN MY STORE, TO THE LEFT YOU WILL SEE A "SEARCH" BAR, IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE JUST MY MODEL CARS, JUST TYPE IN "MODEL CAR" AND JUST MY LISTED MODEL CARS WILL POP-UP. IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE SOME LP'S... I THINK YOU GET THE JIST OF THIS NOW! I HAVE A LIST OF CATEGORIES THAT WILL ASSIST YOU IN STREAMLINING YOUR SEARCH AS WELL. I HAVE JUST ADDED A NEWER CATEGORY "ANTIQUE/VINTAGE TOYS" TO HELP KEEP SOME OF THESE MODELS SEPARATE FROM MY OTHER LISTINGS HERE. ONCE AGAIN, I THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATIONS ON THIS EVER-SO-LIGHTLY USED AND FULLY OPERATIONAL , TIN, BANDAI, KINGSIZE FIRE ENGINE. WHICH HAS IT'S ORIGINAL BOX AND FOR ANY OTHER CONSIDERATIONS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE GIVEN ME IN THE PAST.....

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100% OPERATIONAL WithBOX" is in sale since Wednesday, March 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Electronic, Battery & Wind-Up\Battery Operated\Pre-1970".911" and is located in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped worldwide.