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19 hours ago, 155V6 said:

Another search found this set containing the Majorette tow truck copy20211228_232635.thumb.jpg.557b2248f6fda15adfefdfe7416e6234.jpg

The caravan looks like a Majorette copy too,not sure about the others.

 

9 hours ago, 155V6 said:

I don't think it's a Majorette copy.The Majorette Beetle has always looked a bit off to me.I'm not sure if the roof is too flat or the windscreen too upright?

This has been bugging ;) me all day. Playart Beetles have quarterlights but the casting is clearly different. Lintoy/ERTL?

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Had a spare moment yesterday, so decided to tit about with some toy cars, whilst home alone.

 

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This RR Classic is OK, though based on one of those funny later 3 dr models with the horizontal slat grille, which mainland Europe got and the UK missed out on, for some reason.

As both man and child, I don't/didn't really care for models of racing cars by and large, so this is ripe for a respray in a more boring, civvie colour. Would lose the rear badge but no biggie (I'll probably never get round to it anyway).

 

Mrs_Jon got a new yoga mat for Christmas, so another platform to test out:

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Works on far away things, too:

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This Unimog is quite a nice thing and very reminiscent of my Tamiya motorised version, which was a favourite plaything back in the day.

 

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Nabbed it recently for a about £4 delivered. Came with a little trailer too, with a long goose neck to reach the tow bar. Only, it's broken and the hitch is still attached to the 'Mog. Another job on the 'never get round to' list.

 

Then I got incredibly artwank and snapped off loads of silly photos of these silly small Hondas:

 

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An excellent and cost-effective waste of time, I'm sure you'll agree.

It also seems that the turquoise little champ is actually quite accurate, as per this example I spotted back in January:

 

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Took a trawl through Tesco last night...

Seems that the Mini Cargo Trucks aren't in desperately high demand.

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Not much else from the MB stable really, though the semi-premium UK Collection has made a reappearance in Carrickfergus:

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Yellow Lotus Europa and TX4 Taxi were lurking behind these on the pegs.

But stay! The Hot Wheels tub was turgid with fresh diecast...

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...and virtually undisturbed at the lower level.

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Ohhhh...

So, there were these...

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Which I bought, because I'm a weak-willed dandiprat.

So, once I'd gone and found the Special K I'd originally gone in for (Kellogg's, you naughty people), and reality kicked in, I now have two Sierras and an AE86 looking rehomed, at cost price plus postage.

Form an orderly queue...

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My dad bought me this Escort years ago from a car boot for 50p but didn’t realise it had a wheel missing! Therefore a Citroen donated a wheel 😆

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It’s quite a nice model but the rear bumper and whale tail have faded in the sun. I’m quite impressed with the interior detail.

 

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9 hours ago, Justwatching said:

And here's a round up of my year in miniature shite!

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All this year?

I like your little diorama. I should try and knock-up something similar up for my 1:24/1:25 kits - now I don't have the flat roof and expansive views for a photo location, I need to try something different.

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I'm trying to get all my copies and originals in one place for a group picture - a harder task than I first thought!

I did lead me to realise that what I thought was another Gruesome Twosome copy by Lucky is actually different. Did they change it due to copyright infringements or just because they could?

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Then you get into what constitutes a copy? Is this

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a big-ass version of this?

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Anyway - looks like I have my work cut out

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A surprise delivery yesterday was this Corgi Junior Ironside van20220101_095159.thumb.jpg.c356a1dd9e62ca412b77add6f2b1d73b.jpg

I saw it on FB Marketplace on Thursday,it was fairly local,but I'd just tested positive for Covid so couldn't go to collect.I paid him to post it,& thought I'd get it next week.

I got a knock on the door yesterday morning,old chap had bought it round for me 😁20220101_095210.thumb.jpg.27f0cf57d04a7314626e751a1232e41b.jpg

Looking back,I think I saw this at a car boot back in the autumn,but didn't have enough left to buy it.

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