Soft Toy [Air New Zealand's Promotional Character 'Rico']

Air New Zealand Limited, Commissioned by;  The Manhattan Toy Company, Designer; 

2011
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Maker and Role
Air New Zealand Limited, Commissioned by
The Manhattan Toy Company, Designer
Production Date
2011
Description
Air New Zealand's Promotional Character 'Rico' Soft Toy.
Rico is a brown furry toy with green glass eyes, small ears on top of head, small brown nose, open mouth with tongue in pink, two small teeth, large furry tail. He wears a white shirt with purple vest - embroidered with "Rico" in gold and a set of "AIR NEW ZEALAND" wings in teal on left chest.
Labels attached to toy: "Manhattan Toy R / NEW MATERIAL ONLY / REG.NO.11T-00132109 / CONTENT: Polyester Fibers / Polyethylene Pellets / Made in CHINA"; "ITEM NO: 307935 GD"; "C 2011 Manhattan Toy R, Minneapolis, MN 55401 / REG.NO.PA-14913 (CN) ALL NEW MATERIALS: Polyester Fibers, Polyethylene Pellets / Surface Wash, Cold Water, No Bleach, Air Dry / Made in China / Manhattan R, Europe LTD / Wimbledon, London SW19 8DR CE".
Rico debuted as the Air New Zealand advertising mascot in October 2010 on youtube.
Collection
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Textile
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic/Polyester
Signature/Marks and Type
AIR NEW ZEALAND Printed
Rico Stitched
Manhattan Toy R / NEW MATERIAL ONLY / REG.NO.11T-00132109 / CONTENT: Polyester Fibers / Polyethylene Pellets / Made in CHINA Label
C 2011 Manhattan Toy R, Minneapolis, MN 55401 / REG.NO.PA-14913 (CN) ALL NEW MATERIALS: Polyester Fibers, Polyethylene Pellets / Surface Wash, Cold Water, No Bleach, Air Dry / Made in China / Manhattan R, Europe LTD / Wimbledon, London SW19 8DR CE Maker's Mark
Accession No
2017.21
Credit Line
Air New Zealand Limited et al. 2011. Soft Toy [Air New Zealand's Promotional Character 'Rico'], 2017.21. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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