355 ‘Tioxide’ Lunar Rover

There’s an interesting  version of the 355 Lunar Rover on eBay at present (Buy It Now listing ends 28th April 2019).  It’s the ‘Tioxide Paints’ version and priced at £225 – not cheap but they are pretty rare.

But it was not just the Lunar Rover or even Dinky that only caught the marketing people at Tioxide Paints’ eye. A Corgi Concorde and a Spot-On Land Rover were also branded with Tioxide. I am led to  understand that all three toy companies provided unpainted models to the firm who then coated them with a Tioxide based paint (the Tioxide bit is a whitening chemical and still used today) and stickers, and this done was around 1967/68.

There were only a few models produced for senior managers and favoured clients.

TIOXIDE Luner and C and LR Comp.png

2 thoughts on “355 ‘Tioxide’ Lunar Rover

  1. One of these sold 4/4/2019 for £33 (I was one of the underbidders) no box, a few chips; so you can pick them up without having to be a lotto winner

    Like

    1. I saw that- interestingly it was the one I posted about which was then resisted at a 99p start point. £33 was a bargain or a sign of the times

      Like

Leave a Reply to KO Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.