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#7081 OFFLINE   RoadworkUK

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Posted Yesterday, 05:50 PM

 So another tenner or 'move it on'...
 

 

 It's tidier than mine...

 

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#7082 OFFLINE   quicksilver

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Posted Yesterday, 06:16 PM

Just bought this, despite its Japanese origins all the way from far-flung Northampton.

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Toyota Crown by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Lovely model, but the box is really the icing on the cake. Look at that quality* translation.

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Japanglish! by Adam Floyd, on Flickr


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Rusty Old Rubbish - a shite blog about shite and stuff


#7083 OFFLINE   mercrocker

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Posted Yesterday, 06:45 PM

Haha, that box blurb is better than a 1960s Honda Cub handbook, brilliant.


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#7084 OFFLINE   RoadworkUK

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Posted Yesterday, 07:07 PM

The other day, My dad mentioned that I ought to really consider emptying some of the rammle that's been bending his loft joists for years and years and years. Here's the first batch to be forcibly evicted:

 

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This is the bulk of my childhood toy car collection, some of which were hand-me-downs, many of which were brand new to me (particularly the Lazer-wheels and Super GT by Matchbox etc), some were picked up along the way. All were energetically played with, though.

 

Here are some notables:

 

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The 1:36 Rolls came in a presentation set with a plastic Rolls Royce badge thing that I never figured out what to do with. Our wealthy next-door neighbours got me this, sadly right towards the period that I was getting into 1:18 Bburagos, so the poor thing got a bit neglected. The SD1 (together with the similar police version, which seems to be missing) was an earlier acquisition.

 

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1:36 Corgi stuff always seemed oddly varied. While Matchbox seemed focussed on more glamorous subjects, Corgi brought out stuff like this Mazda B1600. Pretty sure this was mine from new, which is odd because the B1600 ended production in '77 and I was built in '81.

 

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This thing's awesome. Once had a black horse thing (a horse, probably) in the box, but that just rattled around so I just ignored it. I enjoyed hitching and unhitching, though, and the Land Cruiser is amazing, with its opening doors, tailgate and spare wheel that hinges out. Both window surrounds eventually snapped off, but that's probably true of the real thing.

 

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This is a fairly inexplicable combo from the Matchbox SuperKings range. This same curiously futuristic cab design appeared in numerous capacities, I've got some kind of strange rocket transporter thing somewhere, too. The car is a strange dragster riff on the Mustang II.

 

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Not altogether sure where this came from, but I love it with every fibre of my being. Seven articulated components if you include the folding seats. Astoundingly playworn, but complete, against all odds.

 

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This was my default car to play with, at age eight, on the ad-hoc road network of dirt channels and ruts that peppered The Mound, found in the corner of the Hamford primary playing field. I think I was drawn to it because I knew that the full-size machine had electric windows, sunroof and central locking. Those things impressed me when I was eight, and still do. This came with a matching boat and trailer, long since lost.

 

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Never worked out what this was, or how it came into my possession. I wouldn't be without it now, though.

 

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Majorettes are great. Sooo much suspension travel. Between this, my Celica and 300ZX I used to stage the best stop-motion car chases. Without the camera.

 

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This is a baffling creation. It taunted me, with its three non-removable, shiny, angular mystery cars of generic design. They're more like scale pieces of modern abstract art than actual cars. A bit like those not-Sierras that Hornby sold for far too many quid.

 

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This is barmy, too. A beautifully detailed cab, complete with an outrageous window tint, and an amusingly abbreviated wheelbase and dumpy single-axle trailer, presumably to enable it to fit in the usual Matchbox box.

 

More, probably, as they're unearthed and fondled.


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#7085 ONLINE   Split_Pin

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Posted Yesterday, 07:46 PM

Great write up! In light of the fact that I had about 50% of the same cars, I am going to guess you are in your late 30s?

Nice to see them again, brings back memories, I must go and unearth mine from the loft for old time's sake.

#7086 OFFLINE   junkyarddog

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Posted Yesterday, 07:47 PM

I always thought those cars on the Bedford transporter were quite Austin Princess shaped.



#7087 ONLINE   Split_Pin

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Posted Yesterday, 07:50 PM

Me too, I got Mutha_Pin to carve them off one of mine!

#7088 OFFLINE   RoadworkUK

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Posted Yesterday, 08:11 PM

I always thought those cars on the Bedford transporter were quite Austin Princess shaped.

 

Sort of Princess / Renault 16 mashup with a long Mk1 Capri nose.

 

Split_Pin: Yep, 37. And still utterly unwilling to accept that fact.


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#7089 OFFLINE   Bren

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Posted Yesterday, 08:19 PM

The mazda pick up was created as an incredible hulk toy.

I got the matchbox car transporter when it came out. The cars were quickly removed - even the lower one once the tang above it had been removed.
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Posted Yesterday, 09:29 PM

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These are neat. Crude but neat.
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#7091 ONLINE   Split_Pin

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Posted Yesterday, 10:34 PM

Sort of Princess / Renault 16 mashup with a long Mk1 Capri nose.

Split_Pin: Yep, 37. And still utterly unwilling to accept that fact.


Only on here could somebody guess another's age from pictures of their childhood toy cars!
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#7092 OFFLINE   RoadworkUK

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Posted Yesterday, 10:38 PM

Only on here could somebody guess another's age from pictures of their childhood toy cars!

You can probably tell much more besides. Shiteometrical profiling.
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#7093 OFFLINE   Amishtat

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Posted Today, 07:16 AM

Nice to know I wasn't the only one thinking that.. Here's my one 15296516507512194618508380463428.jpg
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#7094 ONLINE   sierraman

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Posted Today, 07:51 AM

I was never that happy with the Leyland artic, it would have been ace as a superkings though.

I think my car habits have passed down a generation, my youngest won't let go of a Matchbox BMW 323i that I got from Datsuncog, she is only 21 months old but she likes 'driving' the BMW up and down the walls simulating the noise. Had to step in when she hit her sister in the face with it though.

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Posted Today, 09:14 AM

I have 2 of those Leylands, one MIB and the other wad a chooldhood toy. I also have it as a red and white tanker, if I remember correctly.

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Posted Today, 09:16 AM

Is that the Leyland or the generic one that they did at the same time, in Burmah livery?

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Posted Today, 09:18 AM

Its the Leyland one. I also have the generic one in yellow towing a blue aggregate wagon.

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Posted Today, 09:19 AM

Speaking of variations, I also have the Bedford as a Horse Box. It has a different numberplate too, something I still really like about Matchbox cars of that era. They are in the correct font too.

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Posted Today, 09:41 AM

Found one sometime ago with the horses still in the back at a car boot. Needless to say the horses were the first thing to go missing usually. I could go on for hours about Matchboxes. Round that period my favourite was the armoured car they did. Still looking for the olive coloured Dresden Bank one. I'd heartily recommend the Charlie Mack book on these, a real wealth of info in there.
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Posted Today, 10:03 AM

This coach hasn't gone anywhere in a while...touch of the 'y tho'

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Posted Today, 11:19 AM

Sort of Princess / Renault 16 mashup with a long Mk1 Capri nose.

 

Split_Pin: Yep, 37. And still utterly unwilling to accept that fact.

 

There is a "Playmobil" branded version (of much inferior construction) where the little cars have Citroen logos. You can just make it out on the red car:

 

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Posted Today, 11:23 AM

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Fucked Dinky plod Transit
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Posted Today, 11:24 AM

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Surprisingly unfucked Matchbox D-series
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Posted Today, 11:48 AM

Rarer yellow trailer as well.




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