Original Kit Issued: 1969-1971

NEVER Re-Issued by Aurora

"Over hill and highway the banana buggies go...."

Psychadelilc moon buggies driven by a quartet of flipped-out hippie dippy mascots of madness!
What a fabulous subject for a kit!

Original BU
This little gem, along with the Archie's Car kit, were targeted toward a younger crowd, playing the kit up more as a toy than a hobby project. The modular, but simple assembly, and one-color molding are reminiscent of the sort of simple plastic toys found on blister cards in the supermarket.
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Original Box Art
German Ad
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Original Factory BU
Here's the Whole Bunch!
Original Instructions
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ORIGINAL SPECS:
KIT # 832
SCALE: 1/25
PLASTIC: bright yellow
BOX SIZE: 11"X9"X4.5"
The kit includes the proper accessories and decals to give the buggy each of the four distinctive looks of the buggies from the TV show. Interchangeable driver characters all fit the vehicle, or sit on a park bench and wait their turn. This little gem was out only two seasons, so a quality MIB fetches an easy $150 today.

Original BU
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THE
BANANA BUGGY
REBORN!
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Come on, you know you've wanted to build this "little kiddie kar kit" since you first saw it out there, but it was always priced just a little out of reach. Well, now you've got your chance! Thanks to RetroResin.com, the biggest little resin recasting house out there!
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repro decals!
Gene, the Genius behind the company, is a true fan of the great kits, Aurora and otherwise. He specializes in those kits made all the more desirable due to their rarity. He has already done beautiful repops of many of the Monster Scenes, the Monsters of the Movies, and even Jekyll as Hyde and Captain Kidd. Now, lucky us, we are treated to the Banana Buggy's reincarnation! This baby is guaranteed to please the little glueheaded kid in all of us!
This is a whopper of a kit!
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The kit is truly a beautiful thing. From top to bottom, the re-mold is excellent. The pieces look and fit great. All the paperwork and packaging are quite satisfactory as well. The very affordable price ($75) makes it all the more agreeable. About all one could hope for is that the plastic color be that sickly overbright yellow. But does anybody really want that?
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The BANANA SPLITS Show

NBC / SATURDAYS / SEP 1968 - SEP 1970
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First aired in 1968, The Banana Splits Show was Hanna-Barbera's first foray into live action. Based around four bizarre looking animals, Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper and Snorky, who basically ran around a lot bumping into each other, and concluded every episode by playing some prime slices of late sixties bubblegum pop.
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found @ The Banana Splits Web
Splits in Print
Their slapstick interludes were interspersed by a number of ongoing series including The Arabian Knights and The Three Musketeers. Syndicated versions of the show, produced in 1971-72, also featured a variety of re-edited segments and added cartoons.
found @ The Banana Splits Web
Splits as Toons
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Splits on Vinyl
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Resin Recast
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