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#1051 OFFLINE   Mr Lobster

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 02:24 PM

Speaking of minichamps, what models have they done with RHD?

Only 1/18 scale Morris Minors as far as I can think at the moment!

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 03:46 PM

MkIII & MkIV Orions.....aren't they technically MkI & MkII Orions?! :) (suppose it depends whether you see them as a separate model or just an Escort with a boot á la Talbot Solara, R19 Chamade etc)

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 05:26 PM

technically yes, but i decided to put the generation of escort.Im fast running out of space again, i have one clear shelf out of 4, and the rest are packed.I really like how minichamps put loads of detail underneath the car, i only have 4 of their models though.
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Posted 17 September 2009 - 08:03 AM

Escort Cab, XR2, what else?

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 08:07 AM

Mr Lob, here's one you may be able to help with....catalogues. My last Minichamps catalogue is Edition 1 2008 I believe & have nothing since. I desperately need any for the rest of 2008 & all from this year too, do you keep any or know anyone who does? I used to get them from my contact / friend but that channel is no more. Without the catalogues it's impossible to keep track of all the ones I would like to get!Ta muchly for any help you can give :)

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 08:41 AM

Catalogues are no problem :D The 'big' Minichamps Edition 1 catalogue costs us about £3-4 (I think..) whilst the smaller Edition 2 and 3 are a quid or so each. I can pick them up from wholesaler tonight if you want.

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:30 AM

Excellent! Always worth asking...I was thinking they became unavailable once they were obsolete.So how many have I missed...2 & 3 from last year & 1,2 & 3 from this year? What would be the total £'s for those?Thanks

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:14 AM

Excellent! Always worth asking... I was thinking they became unavailable once they were obsolete. So how many have I missed...2 & 3 from last year & 1,2 & 3 from this year? What would be the total £'s for those? Thanks

I'll ask the wholesaler tonight if they have any of them, would imagine they would have. They do become obsolete to a certain extent but it shouldn't be too difficult to get them still. You'll have missed 2&3 from 2008 and 1 and 2 from 2009 - not actually sure edition 3 has been out? Total won't be much, can't remember exactly what they cost us tbh! I'll let you know...

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 05:51 PM

Escort Cab, XR2, what else?

Volvo V70 Hertfordshire Police Armed Response, came out like 5 years ago now? and Ford Scorpio Estate in Blue, got it for fiver:) Ill be getting more when i can
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Posted 17 September 2009 - 07:26 PM

Those British police cars cost a bit more than the normal models but they are very limited & you'll always get a good return on them :wink:

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 07:33 PM

I got it for my 13th Birthday haha :) I dont plan on selling it, im rather attatched:)Apparently its limited to 1000, and was made exclusively for the UK distributor, Amerang.I need more Minichamps, but i dont know what to get, Id quite like a MKII Capri....
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Posted 17 September 2009 - 08:57 PM

Yo, RegRitMo and watanabe, you have PMs!K.THX.BAI.

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 11:04 PM

Speaking of minichamps, what models have they done with RHD?

Only 1/18 scale Morris Minors as far as I can think at the moment!

the 1/18 Austin FX4 taxi must be surely?! (and selected other variations of the 1/43 models...)

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 11:11 PM

One of the MKII escorts does as well :)
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Posted 18 September 2009 - 07:36 AM

OK, yes the Taxi is RHD, think the 1/18 Jaguar XK and probably the Aston Martin is too!!

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 04:55 PM

afew new ones for me :)

a couple of R4's and a Simca to add to the collection €15 the three

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 07:21 PM

I have so far resisted paying over the odds from a foreign eBayer because I've been waiting for you to get it into stock! :wink: (same with the MkII Fiesta, MkII Passat, MkI Scirocco, Suzuki SJ, Opel Senator, MkII Polo, and a few others I still need that I can't remember right now :wink: :wink: )

Well, after my initial dose of massive scepticism, it does in fact appear that some more of the '80's Collection will be trekking across to these shores in the next few weeks! Early October we should have - Mk2 Fiesta Ghia Opel Manta Opel Monza Citroen GSA Seat Ronda Mk3 Capri Talbot Solara Renault Fuego and possibly other I can't remember :roll:

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 08:46 PM

Lobster, Ill take a fiesta, Monza, Manta, solara and fuego okay?Please do reserve me one of each :) Thankyou.
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Posted 20 September 2009 - 10:15 PM

also pog, you still looking for cheapo vanguards?Because theres currently a seller with loads of cheap ones......£5.25 each.Interested?
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Posted 20 September 2009 - 10:21 PM

Lobster, Ill take a fiesta, Monza, Manta, solara and fuego okay? Please do reserve me one of each :) Thankyou.

Not a problem! Have ordered a worryingly large amount from wholesaler today :wink:

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 10:22 PM

:) Are you selling them at the price your charging for the other 80s ones?They will sell so fast though, the fiesta and fuego especially....
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Posted 20 September 2009 - 10:24 PM

Think so yeh, although I'm not actually 100% certain what they are costing us yet! Should be here on 5th October though...

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 10:26 PM

well ill be definitely buying the ones i have specified!Fills holes in my collection.....The cheapest Fiesta I have seen on the bay (from this country) was £20.Why partworks like this dont come to Britain is beyond me.......
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Posted 20 September 2009 - 10:40 PM

Why partworks like this dont come to Britain is beyond me.......

Presumably not enough demand and it takes a massive amount of money (possibly paid in brown envelopes, possibly not) to get WHSmiths and the likes to even stock magazines which probably makes it unviable. Noticed in France last week there must have been five or six different partworks for cars on the go at any one time.

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 10:46 PM

Hmm, true, but I think theres probably enough market for a partwork of cars from the 70s/80s here, but deagostini and Del prado make the mistake of making the collections way too specialised, the rally car ones in particular.My mum is manager of Martins the Newsagent where I live, and the amount of partworks we sell here is sometimes crazy. I remember one guy bought EVERY SINGLE issue of the Fire Engine one, which if I remember correctly came from Smiths broken on about a dozen occasions.......But it is a very narrow market anyway, most people lose interest in partworks very quickly. I managed to get 30 editions of the Del Prado greatest cars series in 99/2000 when i was 9 :D But yeh youre right, when i went to Italy in 2004, there was at least 4 car partworks....
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Posted 21 September 2009 - 06:23 AM

But it is a very narrow market anyway, most people lose interest in partworks very quickly. I managed to get 30 editions of the Del Prado greatest cars series in 99/2000 when i was 9

i did the same with my Del Prado porsche collection :lol:

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 07:39 PM

Hey Lobster,Got me Amazon today, it's frigging amazing. Thanks for brightening up what would otherwise be an utterly bollocks day at work.

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 08:08 AM

I need more Minichamps, but i dont know what to get, Id quite like a MKII Capri....

MkIIs shouldn't be a problem as they generally have less appeal, although not with me. The yellow one may be the hardest to find as it was the first release but they have done plenty of colours. I have the yellow, orange & green....think that's all

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 08:23 AM

I have so far resisted paying over the odds from a foreign eBayer because I've been waiting for you to get it into stock! :wink: (same with the MkII Fiesta, MkII Passat, MkI Scirocco, Suzuki SJ, Opel Senator, MkII Polo, and a few others I still need that I can't remember right now :wink: :wink: )

Well, after my initial dose of massive scepticism, it does in fact appear that some more of the '80's Collection will be trekking across to these shores in the next few weeks! Early October we should have - Mk2 Fiesta Ghia Opel Manta Opel Monza Citroen GSA Seat Ronda Mk3 Capri Talbot Solara Renault Fuego and possibly other I can't remember :roll:

Definitely need one of those Fiestas, the Manta I've got, the Monza I have Minichamps which I'm happy to stick with, the GSA I have by Universal Hobbies which I'm happy with, the Ronda I've got, the MkIII Capri I'll stick with my Minichamps, the Solara I've got & again the Fuego I'm happy with my Minichamps. Please do tell about any others though when you know! :D :wink: Thanks

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 04:43 PM

Might pick up a MKII Capri at brooklands this weekend.........Well my latest additions this week have been:-Vauxhall Viva GT-Ford Sierra Sapphire GLS-Austin A60-MGBAll vanguards models, makes my tally 37 at the moment hah.But Im now stopping to wait for those ones from Lobster :)
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