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50 minutes ago, junkyarddog said:

 

Will have a poke on eBay as I'd like to get the hooks.

This got me thinking,& after a bit of investigation,I found that the hooks from the Majorette Dodge tow truck will fit as well 🤔20220506_193857.thumb.jpg.5a00183981e0173dcede0602490e9b7e.jpg

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2 hours ago, 155V6 said:

I like the Corgi Wrecker,the Juniors version seems harder to find than the Rockets one.There was an eBay seller in the states who was selling 3D printed tow hooks,they came with the cradle that held the front wheels of the broken down car as well 😃

I have the rockets one. Minus the cradle.

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Sat here on my own(Miss_155 was worn out after staying up until 3.00 a.m counting votes😂)& I started to think again.I had an idea that I'd found a Corgi Juniors Holmes Wrecker ages ago,but chucked it in a box because it was broken.

A bit of digging,& I found it.It's not as nice as the one @junkyarddog found,but the booms are intact,so it just needs a couple of hooks20220506_214331.thumb.jpg.54c3872c44ae8b9d9001ad039de933e1.jpg

Then I started to wonder which other models had hooks which might fit,& I came up with the Matchbox Dodge wrecker20220506_222201.jpg.988ef0ed8c1cc75439206f88b23f2fa9.jpg

A quick look on eBay,& these are available for not too much.It looks like the same hook fits the Ford wrecker,& the 8-wheeled crane as well.I'm sure I've got at least two of these models in my junk boxes,so time to have a look tomorrow.

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Haven't been to that one for a few years.I used to have a stall there for a bit,but it started getting expensive.

It used to be a good one to buy at,just the right size.I would probably go & have a look around,but am away for a couple of nights next weekend

 

 

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2 hours ago, 155V6 said:

Haven't been to that one for a few years.I used to have a stall there for a bit,but it started getting expensive.

It used to be a good one to buy at,just the right size.I would probably go & have a look around,but am away for a couple of nights next weekend

Ta. I don't want to spend too much, but it'll be good to see what sellers in a different patch have compared to the little fairs we have around here, usually with the same regulars. If I can get another 2-3 MIB Superfast and some odds and ends, maybe a kit or two, I'll be happy.

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Mixed success finding tow hooks today

I found a Matchbox Dodge wrecker & removed the hook20220507_164516.thumb.jpg.f710214e836449fa8a37dae9ff93ed0e.jpg

I then fitted it to the Corgi Juniors wrecker,but when I tried to remove the remains of the other hook I broke the end of the boom 🙁20220507_164542.thumb.jpg.b10a43243197a1b6b7ac9f766fb85139.jpg

Luckily,I've got this other Corgi Rockets wrecker,so I'll use the boom from that20220507_164604.thumb.jpg.5b630b3953677529adefa03c9ff23c75.jpg

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I've got a number of diecast for sale in one lot.

23 models in total, mostly 1970s/1980s Matchbox and Corgi. 

The 1973 yellow Matchbox Rolomatics Wildlife truck and the black 1983 Matchbox Ford Sierra XR4i are particularly clean along with the red Superkings Ford truck rental van and the boxed Norev Renault F4 van. 

The red Citroen BX estate is a proper rarity! 

£10 plus the postage.

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I was selling at the boot sale today but found time to go toy hunting, and I'm glad I did

Grabbed this little guy mainly as the lettering was intact and I think one side is missing on mine

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Trailer is missing the tow hook but I don't think I have the early one with plastic hubs

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Unknown brand Aldi

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Yatming pull-cord BMW 635 is definitely a new one on me, it's 1:64ish - I'd expect this type of mechanism to be in a bigger car

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Buddy L Ford people carrier thingy

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Strange Porsche just because I liked it

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Happy to add another boxed Super Kings to my collection 

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Didn't one of you lot find one of these sound activated Corgi Saint XJSs recently?

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This is my best find though - 50p Darda Beetle. Been after one (and the Porsche) but they go for many pennies on eBay

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1 minute ago, bunglebus said:

Golfs Lexus etc etc aplenty here..?

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I've got a Lexus and a Civic. Any chance you could pick me up a Golf, send it up, and I'll reimburse you for it?

I checked Tescos in Ayr for one today, just picked up a Porsche 911 and the Alfa Guilia.

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2 minutes ago, AnnoyingPentium said:

I've got a Lexus and a Civic. Any chance you could pick me up a Golf, send it up, and I'll reimburse you for it?

I checked Tescos in Ayr for one today, just picked up a Porsche 911 and the Alfa Guilia.

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No problem - this is the Tesco Extra on the A127 going into Southend if anyone else is in the area and needs anything. I bought two Golfs in case anyone reads this after I've left the store...

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23 hours ago, bunglebus said:

I forgot - spotted the big plastic Focus at the boot sale, just after being hi-ab'd on its way to the bridge. Sadly it's the really crap version and not the one someone (?) wanted

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@bunglebus it was me wanting the version @AnnoyingPentium has (well his brother has)

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7 minutes ago, 155V6 said:

I haven't found much at all at the car boot recently,so was happy to come home with this lot yesterday 😁20220509_190920.thumb.jpg.be45a710d803e21055bc5b2471dfb8f9.jpg

I went into Asda today to see if there was anything interesting,& they had some Majorette 5-packs,this was the only assortment left though 20220509_141847.thumb.jpg.96be609879c28c87379c6b2311e60fe2.jpg

Nice Mondeo!

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10 minutes ago, Tenmil Socket said:

Nice Mondeo!

Thanks,I was hoping the Siku Audi was a Mondeo too when I saw the yellow at the bottom of the box.

 

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1 hour ago, 155V6 said:

I haven't found much at all at the car boot recently,so was happy to come home with this lot yesterday 😁20220509_190920.thumb.jpg.be45a710d803e21055bc5b2471dfb8f9.jpg

I went into Asda today to see if there was anything interesting,& they had some Majorette 5-packs,this was the only assortment left though 20220509_141847.thumb.jpg.96be609879c28c87379c6b2311e60fe2.jpg

A Matchbox Suzuki Samurai as well! Never seen one in the flesh!

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