Before it became a television series, Fantasy Island was introduced to viewers in 1977 and 1978 through two made-for-television films. Airing from 1978 to 1984, the original series starred Ricardo Montalbán as Mr. Roarke, the enigmatic overseer of a mysterious island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, where people from all walks of life could come and live out their fantasies, albeit for a price.
Roarke was known for his white suit and cultured demeanor, and was initially accompanied by an energetic sidekick, Tattoo, played by Hervé Villechaize. Tattoo would run up the main bell tower to ring the bell and shout "The plane! The plane!" to announce the arrival of a new set of guests at the beginning of each episode. This line, shown at the beginning of the show's credits, became an unlikely catchphrase because of Villechaize's spirited delivery and French accent (he actually pronounced it, "De plane! De plane!")
This set was introduced with a set price of 16.25 guilders.
This supplementary power pack was meant to bring some action in your sets. You could motorize the technic sets. The bigger sets were a number to big for the 4.5 volt motors.
The ads said to bring your technic ideas to live. Let your cars drive, your machines work and move your other creations.
In its year of introduction this set was priced 42.50 guilders.
Set 853 was released under the "Technical Set" series in 1977 in Europe. It made it to the US in 1978 with the number 956 as an "Expert Builder"set. This "Super Car" features a 4 cylinder in-line engine, a 2 speed transmission, steering, and adjustable seats. The back seat arm rest even stows! Traditional studded construction is used almost exclusively.
Apple Inc., formerly Apple Computer, Inc., is a multinational corporation that creates consumer electronics, personal computers, computer software, and commercial servers, and is a digital distributor of media content. The company also has a chain of retail stores known as Apple Stores. Apple's core product lines are the iPhone smart phone, iPad tablet computer, iPod portable media players, and Macintosh computer line. Founders Steve Jobs andSteve Wozniak created Apple Computer on April 1, 1976, and incorporated the company on January 3, 1977, in Cupertino, California.
In its year of introduction this set was priced 50.75 guilders.
Set 850 was released under the "Technical Set" series in 1977 in Europe. It finally made it to the US in 1979 with set number 950 as an "Expert Builder"set. This forklift features rear wheel steering as well as forks which raise and lower, both using a rack and pinion system. Traditional studded construction is used almost exclusively, with a couple of beams used vertically and attached with pins.This was the least functional of the sets from 1977, but the first in a long line of yellow construction equipment which would dominate Technic releases to the present day.
This set was released with a price of 36.50 guilders.
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