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Help me out Hobbytalkers!

As I was growing up, I remember being completely entranced by a pair of toy airplanes way up high on the shelves at Grandma's house. Of course, part of the fascination no doubt was the restricted nature of the planes, but they vanished sometime when I was younger, and I've never seen them again. I do plan on asking my dad, of course, but in the mean time, maybe one of you can help me out.

I do remember they were made of metal. I want to say steel, but they could easily have been of tin or aluminum (I doubt tin, my foggy memory doesn't leave me with that impression). I remember some part of them was kind of bouncy. I don't remember any particular model types (as in, I couldn't tell you if it were, for example, a P-51 Mustang), but I seem to remember the german iron cross on one of them.

The biggest thing I do recall, however, is that they were more caricatures of airplanes. I distinctly remember that the fuselage were egg shaped, and maybe 6 or 8 inches from nose to tail.

No brand names, no plane names...I know it isn't much to go on. Given that they were at my grandma's house, odds are good that they were from the 50's or 60's. I doubt they were much older than that, though they may have been newer (I was a kid in the 70's).

If anyone remembers anything like it, please give me some pics so I can learn more about them. It's driving me nuts!
 

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What I would do is go to eBay and type in Tin Airplanes and see if anything jumps out at ya as the pictures should help you in what you remember. You then will have the name of who made it and maybe you might want to bid on it to own the piece.... Just my thoughts..... Tin Toys were before my time so not much help from me. Only Tin Toys I remember were the crappy re-pop stuff the late 70s
 

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Having so little to go on makes it difficult. Even on ebay. I don't really think they were made of tin. My memory of them makes me think brushed aluminum or sheet steel.

Edit: It's possible I'm remembering Hasegawa, I did get a hit on Eay for those, but those are painted, and newwer model planes. They could be....

I searched for "egg airplane" this time.
 

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Have you tried a google search? When I want to see something I just go to google and set the image mode. I can usually find what I want that way.

I just typed in egg plane and all kinds of images came up. Hope you can find what you want. I did see the Hesegawa name on some of them.
 

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Young memories. You say you never got to actually play with them so maybe they were model kits and you just never realized. I know I was building model kits in the 60's so they were around. Good luck on your hunt.
 

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They are nice, but not what I'm remembering.

I talked to my dad. He doesn't remember them either, but thinks maybe my uncle had them, as he was in the air force and was deployed in japan for a while. Details I had forgotten, and point again to the hasegawa kits.

Here I go chasing another lead...
 
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