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On 6/22/2019 at 4:45 PM, TheDoctor said:

We were in Herne Bay today and there were some little market stalls on the seafront. Found a one with model cars, and of course had to raid the 50p tray, as well as a few other larger scale ones for my son

Did you also spot RAM toys on the High Street?

https://en-gb.facebook.com/pages/category/Collectibles-Store/RAM-Collectible-Toys-149119495255215/

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It’s good news as there’s some great new castings coming out, especially the W124 Estate or the Subaru SVX. 

 

In other news managed to pick up a Matchbox Ford D Series Money Box for a paltry quid. A bit tatty and it needs a damn good clean but the kids will like it. Also managed to score a Husky Jaguar Mk10 Fire car as well for 50p. Compared to the equivalent era Matchboxes they don’t seem to be very valuable at all unless it’s something rare like the VW mobile platform. All the same they’re nice models. 

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Got these from Marketplace today for a fiver each. The seller lived in the next estate to me and was on my way home from the train station.

The Mustang concept car is missing a wheel whuch I knew about but isnt an issue as you can see.

Decent guy, think he just wanted them to go to a good home.

On that last but one point, I was reminded why I absolutely refuse to deal any further with anybody who 'deals' in model cars. I asked about a set of wheels for the Mustang and was told £19 posted. It can stay as it is.

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Thought so. I had one, came out about the same time as the 007 film. My uncle brought it back from  the Middle East, it had Arabic writing on the box. 

Expensive hobby though buying new 1/18 scales, sometimes they are nearly a hundred quid a pop.

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I wouldn't touch those now as I detest modern models of old cars. I got shot of most of mine, only a Peugeot 504 and Opel Commodore remain.

 

I'd much rather have something that was released at the same time as the real car, which makes the Z3 quite appealing. It's in my 97/8 Bburago catalogue (I think you gave me those)

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I saw a Bburago Mk1 Capri a while ago, it looked completely wrong. I had a massive 1/18 scale collection at one point, some really good stuff but it was stored at my parents house in their loft. The house was sold so I ended up with all these models sat where my tools ought to be in the man cave. Couldn’t display them in the house as the kids would have broken them in about 10 minutes and they’d get dusty as hell so I flogged the lot through Ebay

 

That said my eldest who is 6, has a Bburago Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, she describes it as the best car in the world because of the doors. Thinking on I did keep a Solido 2CV and a DS and a 1/18 Polistil 911SC because I couldn’t part with them. Perhaps one day I’ll have some space to display them. Since then I’ve decided to concentrate on the Matchbox and Corgi stuff. 

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6 hours ago, sierraman said:

 I had a massive 1/18 scale collection at one point, some really good stuff.......... I flogged the lot through Ebay

I have something in the ballpark of a hundred in the loft; mostly Bburago and Maisto but quite a few Revell, AutoART, ERTL and sundry others . Nowhere to display them, and they'll probably disintegrate while getting shat on by bats.

I ought really do something about that.

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can anyone ID this pedal car I had as a kid?

I can't ID it but I had virtually the same thing when I was that age.
Mine was the same body but in orange with a fake engine on the back that hinged up.

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^^^ Top detective work!

Interesting that the pedal car in the '78 Argos catalogue is registered 'WAM123S', while Bunglebus' example was 'WAM123V' - Sharna must have updated the decals each year to reflect the latest registration suffix, which is a pretty nifty touch that my junior inner pedant would have appreciated.

£16.95 in 1978 works out as just shy of £96 in today's money, so a pricey enough toy.

https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/monetary-policy/inflation/inflation-calculator

I had a Range-Rover styled pedal car fitted with AA decals and an amber flashing light... can't find any pics online, so I must look out some pics of it, too. Not sure who made it.

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18 hours ago, bunglebus said:

I've got one of those Chinese "Bedford CF" vans - getting a custom makeover though

That's looking pretty awesome! If you want any more not-quite Bedford vans for further customisation, please just holler... 🤪

 

Oh, and most regrettably I won't be in Belfast tomorrow - so you may all staunch your tears, as there will be no Friday Market Tat Round-up this week, I'm afraid...

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15 hours ago, Amishtat said:

Saw this the other day in a Scottish junk shop, never heard of it before. 

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You can buy it in a few weeks time if you want it

https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/mo19/monterey/lots/r0022-1967-jaguar-pirana-by-bertone/776465

yes the real thing

 go on go on

 

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