And after literally 15+ years of looking, I've acquired the most complete Zeppelin I've seen... I've only seen 3 of these come up on tin collector sites over the years and I own 2 of the 3... This one only has a missing propeller blade and some rust on the upper half of the body. Much more complete than my other specimen...
How A Christmas Story ended up with such obscure props is beyond me...
God I love this thread. Congrats on your find whoever!
I'm considering getting a leg lamp crate built to display during the holidays. I don't have room for it year round, but it will be a good excuse to get some Christmas themed replicas out for one month out of the year: A Christmas Story, Home Alone, Elf, etc.
Howdy whoever! Tim here from Fla. I have been putting together a similar display. Got my radio working and playing ROA. I also had been hunting for the correct zeppelin for many years. Just acquired one. It seems to me that the movie zeppelin had its front wheel assembly replaced . This seems to be a weak point in these toys.
Let me see if I can figure out how to post some pics.