Wednesday, October 31, 2007

COLLECTIBLE OF THE WEEK: The Bionic Woman Sports Car (1976)



"Designed for action packed bionic adventures," is this impressive vehicle from Kenner. You are looking at the sports car for the world's first bionic woman (no, not Katee Sackhoff..) but Lindsay Wagner's Jaime Sommers. Why a bionic woman (who can run very, very fast...) needs a sports car is another question all together.

Anyway, this spiffy and (very large) toy from the heyday of The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman in the 1970s is a great collectible. The sports car features a "front storage area with "bionic plug-in for first aid and repairs" as well as a back storage area "for extra clothing, shoes and mission purse." Of course, that last bit is kinda sexist, no? This is a secret agent for OSI and she gets a mission "purse?" The trunk is for...shoes? The extra clothing I understand, since Jaime was always going undercover as a cop or a nun or the like. But again...shoes?

The car also has an interesting bionic adventure feature. As the box reads: "Emergency brakes failed! Don't worry, door swings open to help Jaime make bionic stops." Ah, maybe that's why she needs extra shoes? Stopping a speeding car with your toes is hell on footwear, I'm told. Yes, that must be it, since this car originally came packaged with special shoes.

The Bionic Woman Sports car came fully assembled, with no batteries needed. However, figures and "mission purse" were not included.

1 comment:

  1. joey_bishop_jr.4:27 PM

    If she's supposed to be a secret agent, why would the paint job on her car advertise that she's bionic?!?

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