Dinky 361 Zygon War Chariot

This DINKY 361 seems to come in several variations - many not listed in the usual references (Dinky Toys by Dr Edward Force, Ramsay's British Diecast Model Toys Catalogue [12th Edition], Hornby Companion Series Vol 4). Referenced as Galactic War Chariot (with firing mechanisms as used on the 353 Shado 2), Zygon War Chariot and Missile Firing War Chariot, I have seen 4 variations of the Galactic War Chariot, 5 of the Zygon War Chariot and 1 of the Missile Firing War Chariot.

Manufactured in the late 1970s (some references state as only produced 1979-80) this item was referenced as still in production when the factory closed.

I do not have all of the variations in my collection at present... see the text below for details on those I have found so far.

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361-g-1a-1 Galactic War Chariot
Approximately 115 mm long. The figures are of the large size.

This item is mint in original box. The baseplate is marked Dinky Toys (to the rear), Galactic War Chariot (in the centre) and Made in England (at the front) and fixed to the body by two screws.

The paintwork is in mint condition. This version has a metallic green body on a metallic green chassis. It has full size white figures with seat plugs, yellow helmet visors, gloves and short boots and a black chest pack. The missile firing mechanism is of the type from the 353 Shado 2, unpainted metal spring loaded mechanism. It carries a 353 type missile; yellow plastic missile shaft and black rubber tip (2 are included in the package). The rear jet thrusters are chromed plastic. The 6 wheels are single, cast metal, 5 spoke hubs with separate black rubber tyres.

Item:  3020

 


361-g-1a-1 Galactic War Chariot
Approximately 115 mm long. The figures are of the large size.

This item is unboxed. The baseplate is marked Dinky Toys (to the rear), Galactic War Chariot (in the centre) and Made in England (at the front) and fixed to the body by two screws.

The paintwork appears to be in very good condition with rubbing to the high spots on the casting. This version has a metallic green body on a metallic green chassis. It has full size white figures with seat plugs, yellow helmet visors, gloves and short boots and a black chest pack. The missile firing mechanism is of the type from the 353 Shado 2, unpainted metal spring loaded mechanism. It carries a 353 type missile; yellow plastic missile shaft and black rubber tip. The rear jet thrusters are chromed plastic. The 6 wheels are single, cast metal, 5 spoke hubs with separate black rubber tyres.

Item:  1116

 


361-g-1a-1 Galactic War Chariot
Approximately 115 mm long. The figures are of the large size.

This item is unboxed. The baseplate is marked Dinky Toys (to the rear), Galactic War Chariot (in the centre) and Made in England (at the front) and fixed to the body by two screws.

The paintwork appears to be in very good condition with rubbing to the high spots on the casting. This version has a metallic green body on a metallic green chassis. It has full size white figures with seat plugs, yellow helmet visors, gloves and short boots and a black chest pack. The missile firing mechanism is of the type from the 353 Shado 2, unpainted metal spring loaded mechanism. It carries a 353 type missile; yellow plastic missile shaft and black rubber tip. The rear jet thrusters are chromed plastic. The 6 wheels are single, cast metal, 5 spoke hubs with separate black rubber tyres.

Item:  1068

 


361-g-1b-1 Zygon War Chariot
Approximately 115 mm long. The figures are of the large size.

This item is still in its original, normal Dinky packaging, clearly marked Dinky Toys and the item is identified as a "Zygon War Chariot" on the packaging. The packaging is in excellent condition, but shows very slight wear. The baseplate is also marked Dinky Toys (to the rear), War Chariot (in the centre) and Made in England (at the front) and fixed to the body by two screws.

The paintwork appears to be in excellent condition. This version has a silver body on a metallic green chassis. It has full size white figures with seat plugs, yellow helmet visors, gloves and short boots and a black chest pack. The missile is red and is housed in a blue/black plastic firing mechanism. The rear jet thrusters are chromed plastic. The 6 wheels are single units in black plastic with imitation 8 bolt "hubs".

Item:  969


361-g-1b-2a Zygon War Chariot
Approximately 115 mm long. The figures are of the large size.

This item is unboxed. The baseplate is marked Dinky Toys (to the rear), Galactic War Chariot (in the centre) and Made in England (at the front) and fixed to the body by two screws.

The paintwork appears to be in excellent condition. This version has a silver body on a metallic green chassis. It has full size red figures with seat plugs, black helmet visors and red gloves, short boots and chest pack. The missile is red and is housed in a dark blue plastic firing mechanism. The rear jet thrusters are clear blue plastic. The 6 wheels are single units in black plastic with imitation 8 bolt "hubs".

Item:  2875


361-g-1b-2b Zygon War Chariot
Approximately 115 mm long. The figures are of the large size.

This item is still in its original, normal Dinky packaging, clearly marked Dinky Toys and the item is identified as a "Zygon War Chariot" on the packaging. The packaging is in excellent condition, but shows very slight wear. The baseplate is also marked Dinky Toys (to the rear), War Chariot (in the centre) and Made in England (at the front) and fixed to the body by two screws.

The paintwork appears to be in excellent condition. This version has a silver body on a metallic green chassis. It has full size red figures with seat plugs, black helmet visors and red gloves, short boots and chest pack. The missile is red and is housed in a red plastic firing mechanism. The rear jet thrusters are red plastic. The 6 wheels are single units in black plastic with imitation 8 bolt "hubs".

Item:  970


361-g-2 Zygon War Chariot
Approximately 115 mm long. The figures are of the large size.

This item is still in its original, normal Dinky packaging, clearly marked Dinky Toys and the item is identified as a "Zygon War Chariot" on the packaging. The packaging is in excellent condition, but shows very slight wear with a hole in the display window cellophane. The baseplate is also marked Dinky Toys (to the rear), War Chariot (in the centre) and Made in England (at the front) and fixed to the body by two screws.

The paintwork appears to be in excellent condition. This version has a silver body on a silver chassis. It has full size red figures with seat plugs, black helmet visors and red gloves, short boots and chest pack. The missile is red and is housed in a red plastic firing mechanism. The rear jet thrusters are red plastic. The 6 wheels are single units in black plastic with imitation 8 bolt "hubs".

Item:  971


361-g-3 Zygon War Chariot
Approximately 115 mm long, this item is said to be made in Italy by Polistil for Dinky Toys. The figures are of a larger size than those used for the other Italian made version.

This item is still in its original, normal Dinky packaging, clearly marked Dinky Toys and the item is identified as a "Zygon War Chariot" on the packaging. The packaging is in excellent condition, but shows slight wear. The baseplate is also marked Dinky Toys (to the rear), War Chariot (in the centre) and Made in Italy (at the front) and fixed to the body by two screws.

The paintwork appears to be in excellent condition. This version has a metallic blue body on a white chassis. It has full size red figures with seat plugs, black helmet visors and red gloves, short boots and chest pack. The missile is red and is housed in a blue/black plastic firing mechanism. The rear jet thrusters are red plastic. The 6 wheels are single units in black plastic with imitation 8 bolt "hubs".

Item:  972


361-g-3a Missile Firing War Chariot.
Approximately 115 mm long, this item is said to be made in Italy by Polistil for Dinky Toys. The vehicle is to the same scale as the English made versions but the figures are to a smaller scale than those on the English made versions and the other Italian made version.

This item is still sealed in its original shrink-wrap and card packaging which is quite different to the normal Dinky packaging but is clearly marked Dinky Toys, the item is identified as a "Missile Firing War Chariot" on the packaging. The packaging is in excellent condition, but slight curling at corners. The baseplate is also marked Dinky Toys (to the rear), War Chariot (in the centre) and Made in Italy (at the front) and fixed to the body by two screws.

The paintwork appears to be in excellent condition. This version has a metallic blue body on a white chassis. It has small red figures without seat plugs and black gloves, long boots and helmet visors. The missile is red and is housed in a blue/black firing mechanism. The rear jet thrusters are red plastic. The 6 wheels are single units in black plastic with imitation 8 bolt "hubs".

Item:  967


361-g-3a Missile Firing War Chariot.
Approximately 115 mm long, this item is said to be made in Italy by Polistil for Dinky Toys. The vehicle is to the same scale as the English made versions but the figures are to a smaller scale than those on the English made versions and the other Italian made version.

This item is still sealed in its original shrink-wrap and card packaging which is quite different to the normal Dinky packaging but is clearly marked Dinky Toys, the item is identified as a "Missile Firing War Chariot" on the packaging. The packaging is in excellent condition, but slight curling at corners. The baseplate is also marked Dinky Toys (to the rear), War Chariot (in the centre) and Made in Italy (at the front) and fixed to the body by two screws.

The paintwork appears to be in excellent condition. This version has a metallic blue body on a white chassis. It has small red figures without seat plugs and black gloves, long boots and helmet visors. The missile is red and is housed in a blue/black firing mechanism. The rear jet thrusters are red plastic. The 6 wheels are single units in black plastic with imitation 8 bolt "hubs".

Item:  968

 


361-g-3a Missile Firing War Chariot.
Approximately 115 mm long, this item is said to be made in Italy by Polistil for Dinky Toys. The vehicle is to the same scale as the English made versions but the figures are to a smaller scale than those on the English made versions and the other Italian made version.

This item is no longer in its original shrink-wrap and card packaging. The base plate is marked "Dinky Toys" (to the rear), "War Chariot" (in the centre) and "Made in Italy" (at the front) and fixed to the body by two screws.

The paintwork appears to be in excellent condition — a metallic blue body on a white chassis. It has no figures. The missile is red and is housed in a blue/black firing mechanism. The rear jet thrusters are red plastic. The 6 wheels are single units in black plastic with imitation 8 bolt "hubs".

Item:  3276