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#451 OFFLINE   Mash

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 03:21 PM

New from Neo are these Saab 99s. Very nice indeed. Can't decide which version I like best.

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Also, I've just got one of these by Norev in the Lancia collection. Excellent model:

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 04:18 PM

The NEO stuff is indeed very lovely. However, NEO whacked up the wholesale price by something daft like 40% back in December giving a RRP in the region of £60 which for a 1/43 model is way too much.They're nice, just not THAT nice.

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 06:02 PM

The NEO stuff is indeed very lovely. However, NEO whacked up the wholesale price by something daft like 40% back in December giving a RRP in the region of £60 which for a 1/43 model is way too much. They're nice, just not THAT nice.

Really?! Bugger! They have chosen some really tasty subjects! I've never bought any but can't conceive that I wouldn't have done in the future! However, how can they justify that? It's not as if they were cheap in the first place, not compared with the likes of Minichamps which I consider the market / class leaders!

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 06:12 PM

I would assume some of the price increase is down to currency and the £ acheiving parity with a bottletop.We had a lot of NEO stuff on order for this 2009 releases but have cancelled it all as it becomes too expensive to hold in stock given the market for people buying 1/43 models over £50 is not a massive one.For the money Minichamps are superb although some Norev and Schuco stuff is very good. There are a lot of new Minichamps models coming out this year which should prove very popular... :D

#455 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 02:31 PM

I'm sooo far behind now with my model collecting, I had a guy who was a model trader & I would order the models I wanted for the coming year, mainly Minichamps, through him. However, I haven't seen him for about 18 months & I was afraid to ask what was happening in case I found out either something had happened to him, or he would turn round & say 'Ahh I was waiting for you to get in touch, I've got 150 models you need to pay for!' Anyway, I sent him a 'Happy New Year' message last month & found out he's retired now through ill health, so that's all models I'd ordered in 2006 / 07 considered written off (I never saw him to put in any orders for last year!). So I've got a lot of catching up to do! Does your shop keep a good back catalogue of older models? :wink:

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 04:54 PM

Reg, concentrate on keeping your 1:1 in decent, reliable nick before spending too much on smaller stuff that you feel you 'have' to collect.

Says the person who went to a Toyfair today and came back with things he didn't need :wink:

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 05:24 PM

Does your shop keep a good back catalogue of older models? :wink:

To a point.... We buy quite a lot of Minichamps as we know we can sell them as there is always a demand. This does mean that with Minichamps it doesn't tend to sit around that long and as with anything produced in limited numbers, once its gone, its gone! Let me know if there is anything specific and I can check if you like :wink:

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 08:24 PM

Hey... remember this Altaya Cars of The 80's Collection that was available in Euroland ? http://www.gamas43.c... ... 0_NQC2.htm Well its now available over here! Only first dozen or so at the moment, rest will come out over next few months :wink:

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 08:38 PM

Looks like there is some pretty obscure stuff on the list.. Seat Rhonda FTW!Where can we get these from then?

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 08:47 PM

Where can we get these from then?

Well....... (Shameless self promotion time) if you clicked the WWW box in my profile it would take you to a certain ebay shop, I think you'd find them in ther 'Other' category :wink:

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 09:40 PM

Some cool stuff there,perhaps you could let us know on here when you get a new batch? :)

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 12:12 AM

Brilliant! I missed a few of the foreign ones on eBay so this'll be a second chance! Will we get regional variations like there was for Spain / Portugal with them getting their country's registrations on them?? That'd be too cool for school! On a separate note, this chap has got some interesting stuff for sale! http://stores.shop.e...s__W0QQ_armrsZ1

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 12:19 AM

Is there or could there be any sort of 'Lobster Diecast loyalty card' or Autoshite discount system?? :wink: :mrgreen: (sorry, had to ask....)

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 12:53 AM

I'm SO getting one of these!!

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...ot ... 240:1318


But will wait till they're up at a reasonable price & being sold by a European eBayer, mint & in the original box, not someone from Asia who has nicked it off the production line... :roll:

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 06:15 PM

Is there or could there be any sort of 'Lobster Diecast loyalty card' or Autoshite discount system?? :wink: :mrgreen: (sorry, had to ask....)

Always possible :wink: Let me know via PM if theres anything you want and I'll see what we can do... Anyway, new in the 80's stuff this week is - Opel Manta GT/E, Seat Ritmo, Malaga, Marbella and Talbot Samba. They are exactly the same off the magazines in Spain so no regional differences. The deal is that the magazine people won't allow them to be sold in Spain so a guy sells them in bulk to some people in France who sell them again to the people we buy them from!

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 06:43 PM

How about these for those who like Datsuns? http://www.milezone....eal-X_c_58.html Don't know if they'll send them over here though :(

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 06:48 PM

I'd quite like a couple of those yellow Fiestas, I held off from buying one when first released on the basis that they would surely come down in price but the opposite happened. The mk1 XR2 models are pretty expensive now!

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 06:59 PM

hey lobsta i want to order some stuff will you send them one by one or will you bang them altogether.. (would prefer all together well maybe not all it may not fit the wagon then :lol:)(to come to france like)

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 08:31 PM

Funnily enough, it was shite that got me, as a 6 month old, into cars. My first car toy was a little Renner 5 that quickly became my favorite. I eventually had a few hundred little dinky cars and I always preferred the "everyday cars" to the fantasy Hot Wheels machines.

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Toyota MR2
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Ford Crown Victoria. I bought this one later in life, clearly.
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Toyota Lite Ace
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Fiat Tipo that got in a little prang
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The Ford Transit that rear-ended the Tipo
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I lost this Mustang when I was about 6 years old. Found it again in the crack of the couch when I was 13.
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Pontiac J2000. Pontiac version of the GM J-Body. Can't remember the last time I saw a real one.
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Porsche 924. This one used to belong to my grandparents but they gave it to me when I was wee.
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Volvo 760 GLE. Complete with tow hook, of course.
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A tidy little Renault Clio
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5-door Renner 11 Turbo!
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One of the few cars I had that obviously wasn't a real car. Always wanted a full size one, though.
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Chevrolet Caprice Taxi
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Mercedes-Benz C126 with flash graphics, black headlamps and big wheels.
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Ford I think? Woody wagon.
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A rather girly 5-door Renner 5
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Ice Cream van
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Pontiac Trans Sport
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Not sure what this is meant to be but the front suspension has collapsed.
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One of my favorite Mercs, the 190E
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Bustleback Cadillac Seville with a missing grille
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...and a complete one with slightly different graphics
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Merc limo
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E30 M3 chop-top. Great wheels on this one
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Mustang that had a bit of a roll
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This one is actually rather special. It was at my late grandparents house and was played with by my dad and his siblings. I used to play with it whenever we visited their house. Ford Maverick with some modifications.
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Olds Omega. Loved "driving" this one around.
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Mercedes W126. Those fantastic wheels again.
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I was never sure what sort of truck this was meant to be, but I liked it.
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Plymouth I think? This was my Dukes of Hazzard-esque cop chaser
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Nissan 300ZX with flashy graphics and oversize wheels
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Ford Cargo Dairy truck
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Another one that I don't think was actually anything, but I liked it.
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Dodge Daytona that had great taillamps
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Saviem bus
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Fiat Coupé. Another later-in-life purchase
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I think this was Dick Tracy's car or something. Actual rubber tyres
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Cadillac Fleetwood limo
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Another Renner 11, a 3-door with opening sunshine roof this time
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"Mad Bull" Jeep. Great for playing on the beach.
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And finally, an Austin FX4 with glorious wheel trims
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2006 Pontiac Wave (daily)
2000 Honda Civic (wife's)
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E (project)

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 08:49 PM

nice collection :lol:

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 08:48 PM

Mrs Ratdat knows high class shite when she sees it. She bought me this 1/43 on Valentines days. That's real love for you!

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It's by Universal Hobbies and is a pretty nice little model.

60's > 1962 Datsun Bluebird Estate (WP312) - 1968 Triumph Herald 13/60 - 1969 Wolseley 18/85
70's > 1971 Datsun 1600 SSS (PL510) - 1971 Datsun 1400 Deluxe (N510) - 1975 Datsun 160J SSS Coupe (KP710) - 1976 Datsun 160J SSS Coupe (KP710)

80's > 1980 Peugeot J7 - 1980 Dodge Van - 1984 Nissan Cherry Europe GTi (920) x2 - 1985 Nissan Cherry Spirit (N12) - 1988 Nissan Prairie 1.8 (M10) 

90's > 1992 Mazda MX5 1.6 (NA) - 1992 Mazda 323 LXI (BG) - 1996 Toyota Paseo ST

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 09:13 PM

Thats cool!

Heres a real one to compare!

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 09:26 PM

That's great,I love the idea of hi-spec versions of car based vans that no one buys because they're-1, too expensive to be used as vans2,not much good for anyone who occasionally needs more than 2 seats :lol:

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 07:20 PM

Ha, look at this! :D

1/15th scale apparently and by Del Prado:

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also:

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 07:30 PM

Not really shite but if anyone fancies one of these:

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there's a few at my local pound shop... I won't be able to go back til saturday but if you want one let me know and I'll see if there's any left.

EDIT - They're 1/43 scale.

1967 Simca 1301
1981 Austin Morris Mini 1.0 HL

1993 Peugeot 205 STDT

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2006 Ford C-Max 2.0 Ghia Auto


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Posted 02 March 2009 - 10:18 PM

Heep, thats a perfect collection of 80's toy cars. I wont guess your age, but I'd say you were about the same as me lol. I remember nearly all of those so well! :D 5-door R11 turbo was my fave!

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 10:29 PM

1 - SEAT IBIZA GLX 1.5. 1984.
2 - RENAULT SIETE TL. 1975.
3 - CITROËN CX 2400 PALAS. 1976.
4 - PEUGEOT 205 GTI. 1985.
5 - CITROËN 2CV CHARLESTON. 1982.
6 - SEAT FURA CRONO. 1982.
7 - FORD SIERRA, 1983-1990 *
8 - SEAT RITMO 75 CL. 1979.
9 - FORD ESCORT 1.3 GL 1982.
10 - RENAULT SUPER 5 GTL. 1984.
11 - OPEL MANTA GT/E, 1982-1988
12 - RENAULT 11 TURBO 3P, 1984-1989
13 - SEAT MARBELLA, 1987-1991
14 - RENAULT 14 GTS, 1979-1984
15 - FORD CAPRI 2.8, 1981-1984
16 - NISSAN PATROL, 1983-1992
17 - CITROËN BX 16 TRS, 1983-1992
18 - SEAT MALAGA GLX, 1983-1991
19 - CITROËN VISA II, 1981-1988
20 - TALBOT HORIZON GLS, 1980-1985
21 - SEAT RONDA CLX, 1982-1986
22 - TALBOT SAMBA GL, 1981-1986

23 - RENAULT FUEGO GTX, 1980-1985
24 - CITROËN GSA 1980
25 - FORD FIESTA GHIA 1984
26 - TALBOT SOLARA 1986
27 - OPEL CORSA 3P 1982
28 - OPEL MONZA, 1978
29 - VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTI II 1984
30 - RENAULT 18 1980
31 - FORD TAUNUS 1981
32 - OPEL KADETT 1983
33 - PEUGEOT 505 GTI 1984
34 - SUZUKI SANTANA 1986
35 - RENAULT 9 GTL 1985
36 - TALBOT 150 GT 1982
37 - CITROËN AX 1987
38 - OPEL SENATOR 1983
39 - VOLKSWAGEN POLO 1982
40 - FORD GRANADA GL 1981
41 - RENAULT 25 GTS 1984
42 - SKODA 120 LS 1983
43 - PEUGEOT 309 1988
44 - RENAULT 4GTL 1989
45 - PEUGEOT 305 1980
46 - FORD ORION 1983
47 - VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1985
48 - RENAULT 5 COPA 1983

49 - CITROËN LNA 1981
50 - TALBOT MATRA MURENA 1981
51 - RENAULT 21 GTX 1990
52 - VOLKSWAGEN SIROCCO 1980
53 - SEAT 131 PANORAMA 1981

54 - TALBOT MATRA RANCHO 1980
55 - JEEP CJ-7 LAREDO 1982
56 - TALBOT TAGORA GSL 1981
57 - LANCIA DELTA HF 4WD 1987
58 - MATRA SIMCA BAGHEERA S 1977
59 - VOLKSWAGEN ESCARABAJO 1985
60 - BMW M3 1988


Mr Lobster, blue represents ones I have got, black I am not that bothered about because I either already have a better example or I'm not that fussed about the vehicle, but the reds I need to add to my collection. Do you think you could help me fill in the gaps by letting me know when you get into stock any of the ones I've highlighted in red?? Ta muchly! :D

* Is that the Cosworth model in black? If so I have got it...if not I want it! :wink:

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 10:50 PM

Ha, look at this! :D

1/15th scale apparently and by Del Prado:

http://www.delpradomodels.com/WebRoot/St...

also:

http://www.delpradomodels.com/WebRoot/St...

They look good,but 1968 for the Chopper? :?

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 06:30 AM

That's when it was launched in America, according to Wikipedia so it must be true.

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 09:11 PM

A couple of recent car boot finds.

Mint Sterling

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Grubby 305

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Leyland,which looks like it's just been taken out of it's box & only cost 50p :D

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