John Steed’s other steed
REVIEW: Vectis, TV & Film Related Toy Sale, Thornaby, Yorkshire, 19 January When Patrick Mcnee’s Avengers character John Steed was revived for the TV series The New Avengers (1976-77), his car was updated to a Jaguar – Big Cat XJC – that Dinky Toys produced as a diecast model. A pre-production version complete with Steed figure factory sealed on a blister pack is among the items in the Vectis TV & Film related sale tomorrow (Thursday), estimated at £2800-3200. There’s also the Code 3 issue model, Dinky No.113, more modestly valued at £50-70.
In the same sale there is a 1:24 scale Polistil Herbie Monte Carlo Gift Set with the film star Beetle and Lancia Scorpion in a window box, estimate £220-240.