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Ahi Toys
Compiled by Martin Willey

Azrak Hamway International (AHI)


Azrak Hamway International (also known and branded as "Ahi" from their initials) was a New York toy company founded in 1964. They produced a wide range of toys, generally of good quality and accuracy (in contrast to the dire Larami toys). Many were available in both the US and UK, and some in Europe. All toys were made in Hong Kong.

Most of the items included "Official" in their title, and used artwork which typically included head/shoulder Koenig and Victor (always the same pose), and the front of an Eagle. They produced two different moon buggies ("Moon Car"), and 4 different stun guns ("Stun Ray-Gun" was a torch, "Stun Water Gun", "Stun Saucer Gun" and "Disc Shooting Gun"). Ahi was the parent company of Remco, a more upmarket brand, who made two more stun guns: Stun Gun and Space Belt / Utility Belt.

Unusually for Ahi, three of the toys were battery powered: the torch stun gun, one of the Moon Cars, and the Walking Spaceman.

In the 1980s, after Space: 1999 finished, some toys were re-marketed under Ahi's Arm's Master title, including the Stun Water Gun and the Eagle Water Gun (alongside re-branded Star Trek phasers and ships).

Toy-Ventures 01

The magazine Toy-Ventures, issue 1 Summer 2020, includes a 3-page article (p31-33) "Rack Toys: 1999" by Brian Heiler and Corey LeChat, with an illustrated checklist of each of the Ahi toys.

Each item below is linked to its main entry.

See the Ahi catalogue


Eagle Transporter

Die cast toy with friction-drive. Colours evidently modeled on the Dinky Eagle (green with red engines). There were slight variations in the toy colours (yellow or white passenger pod). Blister pack in two different designs (year 1 artwork with 2 minor variations, year 2 photos).

Released in Italy by Harbert


Eagle Water Gun

Blister card pack. Unsually this was also available in Portugal.

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Moon Car

Friction driven moonbuggy with two astronauts. Two different blister packs.

Moon Car

Moon Car

Battery Moon Car

Battery driven moonbuggy with two astronauts. Box pack.


the Alien

Friction driven alien vehicle (same design as MPC The Alien kit). Blister card pack.


Official Stun Water Gun

Water gun. Blister pack.


Official Stun Ray Gun

Lights up. Blister pack in two minor variations


Disc Shooting Stun Gun

Fires plastic discs. Blister pack. Only known from the catalogue, although the jet discs (see below) were definitely issued. A disc-firing stun gun was part of Remco's Space Belt / Utility Belt.


Stun Saucer Gun

Stun saucer gun

Fires large spinning rings. Blister pack.


Target Gun Set

Ahi catalogue image

Fires rubber darts at bulls-eye. Box pack. This appears in the 1976 catalogue, but no examples are known.


Jet Discs

Blister pack containing replacement discs (marketed for both Star Trek and Space: 1999).


Parachutists

Uniform version

Two different designs (normal Alphan uniform and astronaut).
Two different blister packs. The blister packs for Year 1 were identical, the packs for Year 2 were different.


Pinball Game

Pinball game in box.

Pinball game

Walking Spaceman

Front

Battery driven "walking" astronaut.
Box pack.



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