Vintage Schuco 780 Thunderjet measures only 2 1/2″ long, but is full of detail. This piece is missing the three rubber tires, otherwise it is in good shape. Please view all of the photos.
The introduction of the first Piccolo’s was fast and furious… 1957 saw the fist 12 Piccolo’s on the market along with 4 airplanes. Most probably the idea of producing high quality and massive small-scale car models was based on the contemporary success of the Wiking models and the very popular 10-Penny cars. Schuco had no choice but to concentrate on trying to capture the essence of the models as it was technically simply not possible to make the models more detailed. Also Schuco’s competition, like Wiking, showed models of an equally “Rubenseque” appearance.