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15 hours ago, barrett said:

oooh, if they stay reasonably cheap could you grab a Biscooter and a Ligier for me when they come round, please?

That Ligeir will be 12.99 when it's released. 

All are available mail order in Europe. 

Wait a few months and they'll be available from Jumajo cheaper. 

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These two Corgis just arrived. Having found the milk float MK2 Transit I wanted to get the wrecker, so I can fantasise about lifting unsuspecting MK2 Granadas in the middle of the night.

Liking the boom operation on this one 

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In the same job lot was a different version of the Renault 5 Turbo Nutter Bastard as it was officially known. Very slight* yellowing of the plastic on this one

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On 12/01/2022 at 16:21, bunglebus said:

These two Corgis just arrived. Having found the milk float MK2 Transit I wanted to get the wrecker, so I can fantasise about lifting unsuspecting MK2 Granadas in the middle of the night.

Liking the boom operation on this one 

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so you'll be needing the tipper for the collection then

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I had to go to Pets at  Home for some kitten toys,so had a look next door in Halfords for Hotwheels.They had some cars I hadn't seen before like a black Studebaker pickup,Toyota Land Cruiser in a sand colour,& a Mooneyes '56 Ford Panel Truck in matt red.

A quick look online suggests these are from the C Case,which comes after the one with the Sierra,so might be worth a look if you have one nearby 😉

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Tuesday was local toyfair night,so I took Miss_155 along as she'd never been before.There wasn't much there different from last month,so all I bought was this Corgi Bentley T Series20220113_175839.thumb.jpg.14cd8786bd35ad836e0d8c08151e19b4.jpg

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I love the colour,it contrasts nicely with the Rolls Royce I got a few months back20220113_175933.thumb.jpg.27160a419a2e5a5e4199891662bea8b2.jpg

Miss_155 found this metal pig & Dumbo the elephant.Total toy fair spend including admission was £9.00 😀20220113_180128.thumb.jpg.c98a73beb6bc58cd42631cf79553dd2a.jpg

Then I had a delivery today from @Dick Longbridgethe Siku Mercedes bus & Corgi Transit20220113_175955.thumb.jpg.f5de53128051ee7d5e6e5eee16a0dde5.jpg

Really pleased with them both,but no idea where to put the bus as the Siku cabinet is bursting at the seams😁

The Transit sits nicely with the Matchbox Sierra,I'm sure someone will do transfers for the Hotwheels Sierra soon though20220113_180024.thumb.jpg.8687ea14170168b9c52b65f2bc9ba49f.jpg

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One service that I provide is as a refuge for those poor toy cars that find themselves abandoned in the great outdoors.

My better half works as a park ranger, and every now and again brings something home that she's rescued. Today it was this:

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Porsche 910 in Matchbox Super GT flavour. Actually one of the heavier GTs I've encountered, perhaps because of its long tail. It really does feel nice in the hand. 

We're presuming it was lost at the park by a kid, and there must be a bit of a tale behind that. More often, cars she finds are recent-ish Hot Wheels, Maisto or whatever supermarket specials; either way, the kind of thing that's amply available on the high street or in charity shops. Of course, it's entirely possible that the latter is where this one came from, but it seems more likely to have been handed down within the family by somebody.

I mean, I bought Super GTs with pocket money in the 80s; could it be that somebody like me afforded it to his offspring on the basis that it was one of the less valuable / meaningful of his models?

For me, it ain't just the toy, it's the story.

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Waiting at home were a few bits and bobs. Can't remember where I saw one of these Corgi Unimogs but I was really impressed with the suspension setup so I've been looking for one. Tipping mech is also rather good

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It came with an Imp, hopefully the tailgate/window is available as a repro

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@Dick Longbridgesent me this MC Toys Golf in an unusual colour scheme, and a tidy Matchbox 928

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Bought a box of oddments mainly for this Dinky Alfa

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But it came with yet another of these Majorette pickups 

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And this Flying Bug - this one's a shame as it's minty but has a broken wing - I have 3 or 4 in the spares box but they're all missing the wing. I'm sure a donor will emerge eventually 

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6 minutes ago, Remspoor said:

I have seen this  period of smaller Corgis advertised as Corgi Juniors

I don't think Corgi were still using the Juniors name by then, but it does help differentiate between the larger and smaller cars especially when they make several sizes of the same car

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Well here's a thing I'd never heard of - original ad here, starts at 0:29

I spotted this and it was just too odd to resist, you put water in which makes a contact starting the motor, there's a control to set how fast it uses the water up as well. Some have a locking hub arrangement and a sliding weight underneath so you can set them up to wheelie or spin. 

All this is kinda irrelevant as mine seems to be missing the motor entirely...

It's also very ugly but it piqued my interest

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A few bits from the charity shop this morning20220115_115154.thumb.jpg.8d1a3c917bb29bfbde13bbb2f1eed3b0.jpg

The red truck is interesting.At first glance I thought it was just a generic plastic toy,but it's actually Ford Cargo shaped20220115_115222.thumb.jpg.ba26509def6a75280d9f6f7ec3b0b26a.jpg

The writing on the front doesn't say Ford though,it says Ashok  Leyland2022-01-15-11-50-02-913.thumb.jpg.6adefe39fd86d081903733c77594de00.jpg

The makers name is Centy Toys,an Indian company so this is probably my first Indian toy vehicle 😀2022-01-15-11-50-15-988.thumb.jpg.6075dff2c46fcf4e3832205b69132ee0.jpg

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4 hours ago, 155V6 said:

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Does look similar to the Corgi effort, interesting! Even says "Cargo" on the doors

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But a bit of Google-Fu:

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An Ashok Leyland Cargo!

I even found a link to Indian Amazon selling what appears to be the same truck

https://www.amazon.in/Jack-Royal-Leyland-Trucks-Kit-White/dp/B076JF2PX5

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As you may have seen, @barrettbought a job lot after I posted it on the miniature eBay tat thread, and we negotiated some of the spoils coming my way.

Here's a few of them, most are in very nice condition too

I need @junkyarddog's skills to fix the grille on this Dodge Dragster - I have another with the grille broken on the same side

Matchbox Superfast 70b Dodge Dragster

There are several tidy Superfast era cars

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And some earlier ones too - funny enough I had all of these Matchbox already, but these examples are far better than my existing ones

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First time I've found one of these with the roof intact

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This is the only one that's new to me, Pontiac Convertible. Shame about that screen

Matchbox 39b Pontiac Convertible

I had both versions of the Beetle (different colour glass), but mine were quite shabby compared to this pair

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I was bidding on a lot that included a "VOLKSWAGON" base but it got too expensive, one day...

A couple of Corgis - Whizzwheels Marcos is a revised casting from the Rockets/Growlers one

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Rockets Jensen is very cool in lairy pink

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This was chucked in FOC - no idea what it is, Kinder maybe?

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This is this another version of the Ford Sierra.

I posted earlier about he differing details on the bas of these small Corgis. Here we have The Ford Sierra and Jag XJ40. One as bold as a badgers ass whilst the other is very detailed.

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48 minutes ago, bunglebus said:

Matchbox XR4i came to hand earlier as I was putting my Hot Wheels away, as I found two Cosworths I thought I'd open one for comparison 

 

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smaller casting.........?????

 

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