Hello to all!
Finally my Mercury Canguro arrived so I'm able to compare it with Politoys.
Since, I had hard time choosing between these two models, I'm happy that at last both of them came into my collection.
Both models have three openings and the first thing that you can see is that the Mercury is much larger than the Politoys.
Politoys has side mirror and Mercury doesn't, on the other hand, Mercury has the fuel cap which also has the opening feature and Politoys hasn't any clue of it. Mercury has much more detailed engine compartment, although Politoys's can be opened much wider. Also, Politoys has six side air vent openings and Mercury has only four. Exactly, both is wrong since the real car has seven of them.
Front lights are pretty different, since Mercury has nice diamond headlights, and Politoys has standard transparent plastic covers. The most fascinating detail on Politoys is fabulously detailed Alfa Romeo symbol on the front hood, since Mercury has only round hole colored with silver paint. The rear lights are pretty the same, although Mercury's are much larger as the whole car is. Mercury also has the exhaust pipe, and Politoys doesn't.
Mercury has additional Alfa Romeo cloverleaves on tne side pillars and on the back and beautiful Bertone sign. My Politoys doesn't have any of those since they are probably lost, although I know that they should be there.
In the inside of Politoys there are two different colors of plastic, and Mercury's is all black. Steering wheels are both silver and Politoys has gearbox stick.
Both models have spare wheel under the rear window and Mercury has weird round part next to it which is strange to me and is probably something connected to the fuel tank.
Conclusion: Both models are beautiful and worth to have. Both of them are special, every one in its own way and I am happy that I've managed to get them in my collection.
I hope that I managed to help to everyone who hasn't yet decide which model to buy for your collection.
Finally, I've got one question concerning the specific Politoys model. I am aware of common silver and metallic red version, but my friend found this beautiful one on the flea market and it is complete mistery.
Does anyone know anything more about this color variation? Is that some special or anniversary version?