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11 hours ago, NorfolkNWeigh said:

We had the Scorpion Tank , but I’m sure we also had a Lightweight Land Rover. Maybe it was that Jeep and my memory is playing tricks on me , I remember dropping it off the coal house roof with an Action Man parachute , so I’m sure it was an Airportable. It didn’t get broken even though the parachute was rubbish. I convinced my brother to jump off that roof with Action Man’s parachute too. Didn’t break his fall either, I remember my Mum freaking out though.

My Grandma used to study the AM catalogue and copy the uniforms on her sewing machine.

Lightweight Land Rover was a Palitoy product, as opposed to the Willy's Jeep which was Cherilea.

My old Auntie knitted a fair few uniforms and a track suit for AM over the years,  the guy I gave the collection to really liked them.

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Latest delivery. Another 'original Pilen' ticked off the list. This is another particularly nice one (although they are all lovely, really) - the Seat 850 Spider in fetching metallic green.

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Lots of play value with this one, which has opening everything, tilting seats, a decent representation of the engine and supple suspension. The wheels have Seat hubcaps and rubber tyres - even the fuel filler cap is a separatepart. I think there are 25 components making up this tiny toy.

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There is a slight issue with the base casting....

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But hey, nobody's perfect. Here it is with its Coupé brother. Just need a saloon now for the set.

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And with a 'normal' Pilen to show the titchy size (it's about 8.7cm long)

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Overall, excellent and an one I'm very pleased to add to the non-collection. But then I always say that. As ever with these Pilens, the lack of casting lines is clearly evident and the paint is a wonderful lustrous metallic which looks great but I'm sure is very fragile.

Mercury made a series one Fiat 850 Spider which goes for huge money, but I'd love one to compare the two.

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On 4/22/2022 at 8:51 PM, morrisoxide said:

Emm Gee Bee Gee Tee Matchbox in a box in One Below zero. I should have got some more as those wheels are nice.

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Which reminds me I've not posted my roof chopped version.

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I need to get a picture of them next to each other now.

I popped into One Below yesterday after seeing your post. Only the MG and Alfa got my attention and I picked up the Beetle incase it was of interest to @bunglebus?

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1 hour ago, Tenmil Socket said:

 I picked up the Beetle incase it was of interest to @bunglebus?

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Yes please 😁

Found some C cells for the tumbling buggy. All is not well, gears may be stripped as it makes noises but doesn't drive. Headlights work though

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Had a spare Husky VW single cab pickup 

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So I thought I'd give it a makeover, the blue windows reminded me of a well known UK custom one

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So black it was to be. Closest match to the Fuchs wheels was early Superfast, sanded down to reduce their overall diameter as they have rather a lot of sidewall.

Not 100% happy with the detailing on this one but in my defence it is really tiny!

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3 minutes ago, sierraman said:

I’ve got that but the mechanical one that you drop a bit of oil in. 

More info please-

I had a large  black plastic one. It had a battery powered motor in it. The internet shows me that it was made by a company called Victory Industries.

 

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45 minutes ago, Remspoor said:

More info please-

I had a large  black plastic one. It had a battery powered motor in it. The internet shows me that it was made by a company called Victory Industries.

 

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I’ll have to root it out, it’s orange and where the diff is there’s a hole for oil and it’s got a sort of friction motor? From about the early sixties possibly. 

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That's the kind of thing I might have done when it was quiet, back in my Halfords days... I liked the place to look tidy (uphill battle).

Our Hot Wheels only came as a single mixed box once in a blue moon; they just went onto clip-strips hung near the till, rather than having their own designated peg space. So there were never more than two or three of each model at a time.

Generally they were bought by bored staff members to launch off the parts desk while closing up...

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