Airwolf Diecast Helicopter
An Airwolf Diecast Helicopter is a detailed model helicopter based on the vehicle from the 1980s television series Airwolf.
The television series Airwolf featured the adventures of pilot Stringfellow Hawke and his crew as they piloted the high-tech experimental helicopter codenamed ‘Airwolf’ on a series of missions for a U.S Government agency known as ‘The Firm’.
It was created by producer Donald P. Bellsario, and ran for four seasons from 1984 until 1987. The original cast featured Jean-Michael Vincent, Ernest Borgnine, Alex Cord and Jean Bruce Scott. The helicopter used for filming was a Bell 222 model, owned by the Californian company Jetcopters, Inc.
Aoshima Airwolf Diecast Helicopter
The Japanese model and toy manufacturer Aoshima produced four versions of their die-cast metal 1/48 scale Airwolf helicopter. Versions in cobalt blue and metallic black were released in 2005, followed by a ‘weathered blue’ version in 2006 and a matt black model in 2007.
Each of the models comes complete with a stand, and has features such as a battery-operated working rotor blade, opening cockpit doors and retractable landing gear. They also feature side and belly-mounted guns that be added or removed.
Of all the models, the 2007 matt black edition is the rarest, although all four versions are discontinued.
How much is a Airwolf Diecast Helicopter worth?
Boxed versions of the models can sell for around $150 - $250 in mint or unopened condition, with matt black versions reaching up to $300 due to their rarity.