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I had my playday at the Kempton Park toy fair today. I could easily have spent a four-figure sum there, I was tempted by a large Joustra R/C Toyota Land Cruiser at £65 and Hong Kong-made R/C Datsun 240/260Z for £25, both boxed. Also an AMT Lexus LS400 kit and numerous examples of bigger Corgis, Matchbox Superkings etc.

In the end I got most of my haul from one chap who had a great range of Superfast, plenty to choose from and fill some gaps in my MIB-ish collection.

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Don't recall the Corgi Reliant.

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The 1:36 Corgis came from someone else:

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They had a boxed red Jaguar XJ-C just like the one I was given at around seven years old, but the Merc is one I've been after for a while and I already have a playworn Jaguar to fill that gap in my life.

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18 minutes ago, Spottedlaurel said:

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They had a boxed red Jaguar XJ-C just like the one I was given at around seven years old, but the Merc is one I've been after for a while and I already have a playworn Jaguar to fill that gap in my life.

I had a police car version of the Rover, which is still at my Mum's house.

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10 hours ago, bunglebus said:

RS2600 and a few others seem to have had those no. plate lights

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Did a MK1 ever come with a steel sunroof though?

Yes I think only on the V6 & only front 1/4 bumpers on RS never rears.

The early RS2600s came bumper less & I think with plastic side windows from factory as gen homologation specials.

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On 5/16/2022 at 8:21 AM, AnnoyingPentium said:

Does anyone remember a Matchbox Mk2 Cortina in a sort of metallic blue? I used to have one when I was wee. Can't remember what happened but I reckon it could have been given away with a lot of others.

Like this?

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I have this one in my collection, it's a particularly nice little model.

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Just now, Spottedlaurel said:

Like this?

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I have this one in my colection, it's a particularly nice little model.

That's the one! I remember it rather vividly, took it everywhere with me at one point. :)

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52 minutes ago, AnnoyingPentium said:

That's the one! I remember it rather vividly, took it everywhere with me at one point. :)

I remember one in the little toybox at my grandparents, the front of the roof was caved-in but it still got played with.

I think the trader who I bought my stuff from yesterday had one if you feel like reacquainting yourself with it.....

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1 minute ago, Spottedlaurel said:

I think the trader who I bought my stuff from yesterday had one if you feel like reacquainting yourself with it.....

I would very much like that. :)

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2 hours ago, AnnoyingPentium said:

Does anyone remember a Matchbox Mk2 Cortina in a sort of metallic blue? I used to have one when I was wee. Can't remember what happened but I reckon it could have been given away with a lot of others.

Got it in my "collection" that I can't actually find! 

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I decided to use some of my unspent boot sale budget on this local eBay find, Mettoy Computacar. Looks to me like it's the Chevy Astro concept car

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That bit of plastic at the back is off something else

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I also found this while looking for images of MK1 Capris so I grabbed it too

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15 minutes ago, bunglebus said:

I decided to use some if my unspent boot sale budget on this local eBay find, Mettoy Computacar. Looks to me like it's the Chevy Astro concept car

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That bit of plastic at the back is off something else

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I also found this while looking for images of MK1 Capris so I grabbed it too

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The extra bit of plastic looks like a connector for the yellow Matchbox Superfast track

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Interesting to see that comparison between the old and new Capris. New one looks a lot better, just somehow needs the front and rear valances to be done in body colour.

It's a shame the original wasn't done as crisply as the Mk2 Cortina.

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I always felt that the original was far too upright and the big wheels were awful. I did have a beige Super GT version with much slimmer wheels and it looked great. Sadly I don't have that any more. 

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26 minutes ago, Spottedlaurel said:

Interesting to see that comparison between the old and new Capris. New one looks a lot better, just somehow needs the front and rear valances to be done in body colour.

That's the plan with the ex-yellow one. Body is painted and detailed but I'm waiting on some new wheels before I can finish the base.

I like both versions of the casting, the old Rolamatic is less accurate but more charming. I would have preferred the new one to have the earlier headlights but at least Mattel made it, eventually the Hot Wheels MK2 Escort will come out in the mainline and make me happy

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14 hours ago, AnnoyingPentium said:

Does anyone remember a Matchbox Mk2 Cortina in a sort of metallic blue? I used to have one when I was wee. Can't remember what happened but I reckon it could have been given away with a lot of others.

The first editions which were not superfast wheeled were a  metallic brown, if I recall correctly.

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1 minute ago, Remspoor said:

The first editions which were not superfast wheeled were a  metallic brown, if I recall correctly.

Aye, I believe you're right. Those are the ones I saw on eBay as well. There's a very tatty one that I'd have loved to repair but I'll be damned if I'm paying just shy of a tenner for it!

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On 5/15/2022 at 9:54 PM, Spottedlaurel said:

I had my playday at the Kempton Park toy fair today. I could easily have spent a four-figure sum there, I was tempted by a large Joustra R/C Toyota Land Cruiser at £65 and Hong Kong-made R/C Datsun 240/260Z for £25, both boxed. Also an AMT Lexus LS400 kit and numerous examples of bigger Corgis, Matchbox Superkings etc.

In the end I got most of my haul from one chap who had a great range of Superfast, plenty to choose from and fill some gaps in my MIB-ish collection.

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Don't recall the Corgi Reliant.

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The 1:36 Corgis came from someone else:

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They had a boxed red Jaguar XJ-C just like the one I was given at around seven years old, but the Merc is one I've been after for a while and I already have a playworn Jaguar to fill that gap in my life.

I had the corgi mercedes but it was a taxi IIRC.

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8 hours ago, Remspoor said:

The first editions which were not superfast wheeled were a  metallic brown, if I recall correctly.

I picked up this rather shabby one at the toy fair

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I also have this nice Superfast although I can't seen to actually find it in my collection at the moment 

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Although the actual car isn't my favourite Cortina, that little Matchbox was a lovely casting.  I had one of the brown ones from new because my dad had the full-size version, but I remember being somewhat upset because both Matchbox and Dinky chose to model the two-door, and our car had four.  Vanguards did the same thing many years later.  Now although all marks of Cortina had a two-door they were increasingly thin on the ground as the car's place in the Ford hierarchy became established.  You can get a model mk2 four-door (in 1600E form, naturally) but it's a hand-built, and hellishly expensive.

So I made my own, using a Matchbox model as the base, with the doors skimmed in P38 and a new B-post slightly forward of its previous location.  It's not perfect, but as a memento of my dad's last brand-new car (1967) it's good enough.  I think it's even possible it was the brown one that I had from new.

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On 5/14/2022 at 11:57 AM, Justwatching said:

1986 Ford Taurus in OCP Detroit Police livery from RoboCop.

It's a Greenlight, so smudges inside the windows, but otherwise very well executed.

I used to have an OCP Taurus when I was a kid. It came with a RoboCop figure. Nostalgia! 

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There's civilian version, too. I need it!

 

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13 minutes ago, eddyramrod said:

Although the actual car isn't my favourite Cortina, that little Matchbox was a lovely casting.  I had one of the brown ones from new because my dad had the full-size version, but I remember being somewhat upset because both Matchbox and Dinky chose to model the two-door, and our car had four.  Vanguards did the same thing many years later.  Now although all marks of Cortina had a two-door they were increasingly thin on the ground as the car's place in the Ford hierarchy became established.  You can get a model mk2 four-door (in 1600E form, naturally) but it's a hand-built, and hellishly expensive.

So I made my own, using a Matchbox model as the base, with the doors skimmed in P38 and a new B-post slightly forward of its previous location.  It's not perfect, but as a memento of my dad's last brand-new car (1967) it's good enough.  I think it's even possible it was the brown one that I had from new.

I'd like to see that!

I have the blue one and I agree it's a lovely casting and one of my favourite MBs from that era, along with the VW 1600TL and the Zephyr MK4.

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4 minutes ago, Split_Pin said:

I'd like to see that!

I have the blue one and I agree it's a lovely casting and one of my favourite MBs from that era, along with the VW 1600TL and the Zephyr MK4.

Ask and ye shall receive...

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Copied over from my Life Of Shite thread.

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