MONTH OF THE BOOTLEG AT TOYS FROM THE PAST!
This model shares its cast with the BB 512 by Guisval, released in the Furia series (see #223).
Thanks to Salvador López for correctng this entry. The Ferrari inthe pictures is actually a Juyba model, that at some point released two cars from the Furia Series (this one and the Toyota Celica), only in plastic and with friction motors. The casts are the same usedby Guisval, only unmarked. It is unclear at this point what is the relation between Guisval and Juyba, although I would say, they are different companies. Probably Juyba bought some tooling and casts from Guisval to produce their own toys.
The two cars referred about were produced in several plain colours and were decorated with rally stickers, this Fantástico seems to have been made in a shorter run.
Juyba obviously had no license to reproduce Knight Rider. The TV series was launched in Spain in 1985, and many companies tried to make toys based on the black Pontiac Firebird named K.I.T.T.
Unfortunately the model in the pictures is missing some stickers, but it still looks quite impressive in black with red hubcaps.
The base is completely unmarked, but I could identify it thanks to catalogues and comparing it to other Guisval models.
FACTS AND FIGURES:
- Name: FERRARI BB 512 "FANTÁSTICO"
- Scale: Approx. 1:43
- Year: 1986
- Company: Juyba (Spain)
- Size: approx. 8 cm