Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Tintin in Tibet is one of The Adventures of Tintin, a series of classic comic-strip albums, written and illustrated by Belgian writer and illustrator Hergé, featuring the young reporter Tintin as the hero.

Tintin in Tibet is the twentieth book in the series. It is said to have been Hergé's favourite of the Tintin series (previously The Secret of the Unicorn), and was written during a personally difficult time in his life, as he was divorcing with his first wife. The story is unlike any previous Tintin books, before or since: there are only a small number of characters and no enemies, villains, spies or gangsters. This adventure revolves around a rescue mission.

It is also unusually emotional for a Tintin story: moments of strong emotion for the characters include Tintin's enduring belief in Chang's survival, the discovery of the teddy bear in the snow, Haddock's attempting to sacrifice himself to save Tintin, Tharkey's return, Tintin's discovery of Chang, and the yeti losing his only friend. Indeed Tintin is seen to cry when he believes Chang's fate, something he is only seen to do twice throughout the entire series (the other occurrence being in The Blue Lotus).

This diecast car is Editions Atlas Ref No.21180 50A Cadillac Fleetwood (type75). Design in France. Made in China, issued 2003 Length 11.4 cm.
Scale 1:43.

It was produced from the real “Cadillac Fleetwood 1938”. This car was in Tintin in Tibet, printed in 1960, page 8. The character of Indian driver, Tintin, Snowy and Captian Haddock were very exactly the same as in cartoon. It made from heavy metal with window box.

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