This was the largest sized case that Lone Star produced for the man from U.N.C.L.E.
The set consisted of a Luger Gun with add on shoulder stock (though at present that is missing from this set), sights and extended barrel/silencer. (Different to that issued with the Mauser). A belt holster for this gun with position for silencer. A smaller gun with a wrist holster so it could be concealed up your sleeve. Walkie talkies, these worked on the old tin can method of a taught string between the two. Also included were fake money, passport, message decoder, small pad and plastic wallet. The standard Lone Star badge in this example it has the no 11 on it. A rather large booklet detailing the U.N.C.L.E. is contained with the set which also included instructions for the various items contained. Finally the set should also contain the following items which are sadly missing, a small plastic camera which I believed doubled as some sort of water pistol and a invisible writing pen.
This is a 1960’s Toy Hand grenade produced by Merit toys in the UK and Maco in the USA. Similar grenades are seen being used in the Man from U.N.C.L.E. episode The Double Affair and it’s cinema release, The Spy With My Face. Sadly somebodys pulled the pin and it’s missing on this example. (better run for cover before it explodes)
UK issued Attache case. Lone Star 1965.
This set features a large clip loading, cap firing plastic pistol, which to this writer looks more like a space gun than anything else, and almost certainly no gun like this ever featured in the series. Also included were an U.N.C.L.E. badge, wallet and ID card.
Once again the 7.63 automatic, this time with a plastic silencer, sights & a part metal/ part plastic shoulder stock. All contained in a black cardboard suitcase with a polystyrene inlay. When assembled any budding young secret agent would feel the part with this nicely made toy gun.
The 7.63 automatic with plastic silencer & holster. This was issued on the same backing card as the loose gun. This card was also used for the badges.
Original Price 12/6d
Approx equivalent 2012 – £20.30
(How the price of nearly double that of the individual gun, could be justified for the addition of a plastic silencer and a holster is anyones guess!)
Diecast metal gun. Black or dark blue/grey with red plastic grip, fired caps. This came on a cardboard sheet with a cut out U.N.C.L.E. badge (Triangular) showing a number 11. The backing card had a large U.N.C.L.E. logo in the bottom right corner, with the badge and a photo of Solo above that. To the left is a photo of Illya on a yellow background.
Probably one of the most essential items, in the toy line, for any show, is the hero’s weaponry, and U.N.C.L.E. was no exception. With many different weapons being released, in the main by Lone Star in England, and Ideal in the U.S.A. The 7.63 automatic by Lone Star was based on a 1934 7.65mm German Mauser. Although a Mauser was used in the early first season episodes, this was based on a different design of Mauser, which In the series was soon to be replaced by a specially adapted Walther P38, due to reasons both technical and costwise. The Lone Star model was a fairly accurate replica, that could be bought either separately or in any one of several sets, with various attachments etc. The Mauser can also be found in two versions, one with attachment points for shoulder stock and gun sight, the other without these attachment points
Original Price 6/11d
Approx equivalent 2012 – £11.30