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I’m a bit like that with duplicates. In a wierd way if I see something like an MB44 Skoda in a box full of stuff at a car boot I’ll buy it despite having several of them already in this strange belief I’m saving them from an awful fate. They then join the other thousand or so in the loft. When you break it down though there are thousands upon thousands of varieties, some seemingly same Matchboxes throughout the 80’s could be made in Macau or China. Bought a 57 thunderbird other day, thought shit I’ve duplicated but it had a amber screen and the other was clear. Got to keep it. 

 

I know. 

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I'm a bit like that - usually in the hunt for one in better condition than the one I already own. Then you have to make a decision as to whether you keep the one with good paint but poor stickers or vice versa. So you keep both...

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22 minutes ago, flat4alfa said:

Don’t talk to me about duplication

I’m going around the twist

Just now, in this very house, a small gathering happened

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I like those - think the circus one and especially the day van/hippy/70's ones are the best

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Just been to the Post Orrifice to collect a rather large box - here's the stuff I'm keeping, think I may be putting some new listings on eBay this weekend as my stack of unwanted ones is growing

 

Unbroken K-111 Missile Launcher!

 

48769715997_d84b3a7297_k.jpg20190921_145808 by RS, on Flickr

48769517506_ae8b40209c_k.jpg20190921_145817 by RS, on Flickr

 

Super Kings Plymouth Gran Fury

 

48769522711_c729df9a03_k.jpg20190921_145931 by RS, on Flickr

 

This is a weirdo - thought it was MB but marked as Five Winder from Schaper/Kusan. Works too!

 

48769524536_8524d9f67d_k.jpg20190921_145949 by RS, on Flickr

 

Planet Scout and Cosmobile in Adventure 2000 colour

 

48769198013_f27b065f31_k.jpg20190921_150028 by RS, on Flickr

48769534691_0a0aefc1f5_k.jpg20190921_150047 by RS, on Flickr

 

Majorette R4 van

 

48769536591_a355ddf25c_k.jpg20190921_150100 by RS, on Flickr

 

Corgi Chevy Van

 

48769205838_93dd23d156_k.jpg20190921_150125 by RS, on Flickr

 

MB Space Shuttle Command Centre

 

48769541551_3e7734484c_k.jpg20190921_150153 by RS, on Flickr

 

007 Lotus fresh from an undersea adventure by the look of it

 

48769544606_f4179badff_k.jpg20190921_150222 by RS, on Flickr

 

MB M1

 

48769546671_7d4b26d086_k.jpg20190921_150234 by RS, on Flickr

 

Somewhat battered MB Cougar

 

48769750557_97cd4bddb4_k.jpg20190921_150305 by RS, on Flickr

 

Corgi Pepsi truck

 

48769552096_c1d7e7554a_k.jpg20190921_150322 by RS, on Flickr

 

Corgi Merc Ambulance

 

48769556496_f38ad7b8bd_k.jpg20190921_150404 by RS, on Flickr

48769223423_c5f7cc5b27_k.jpg20190921_150359 by RS, on Flickr

 

Starsky and Hutch Torino

 

48769559311_c0a551398a_k.jpg20190921_150415 by RS, on Flickr

48769760337_0e9380eb25_k.jpg20190921_150437 by RS, on Flickr

 

MB Mini Haha

 

48769229878_d98810fe5a_k.jpg20190921_150449 by RS, on Flickr

 

Tatty Challenger - possible parts donor for my roofless one

 

48769231968_355bb95173_k.jpg20190921_150501 by RS, on Flickr

 

Corgi Dyane

 

48769568716_81f8265b55_k.jpg20190921_150533 by RS, on Flickr

 

Here's the usual dilemma - bent roof or cracked glass?

 

48769239028_e5c2fc9c72_k.jpg20190921_150557 by RS, on Flickr

 

Very pleased to find this with an intact windscreen

 

48769778117_48163a8244_k.jpg20190921_150647 by RS, on Flickr

 

Any guesses? Mattel often didn't put names on the bases for some reason

 

48769785802_71d0431347_k.jpg20190921_150727 by RS, on Flickr

48769587121_d73a355ffd_k.jpg20190921_150740 by RS, on Flickr

 

Happen to know this one is called the P-911 after Porsche got upset - some say Porsche, some say P-911 and this one says nothing

 

48769256018_c2266ace5e_k.jpg20190921_150750 by RS, on Flickr

48769791997_cfdb2df33c_k.jpg20190921_150810 by RS, on Flickr

 

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You're doing well with them.I used to collect Treasure Hunts 10-15 years ago when I had a driving job all over the place & went to a few big supermarkets every day.

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Tried the other scanner tonight. After downloading the driver from Canon, I found it cut the edges of the scan off, so you have to move the catalogue away from the edges of the bed a few mm. Then discovered it doesn't scan parallel so you have to have the catalogue at a slight angle - didn't always get this quite right! It also defaults to the lowest resolution for every scan, and decides where it's going to crop the image, so I've had to do that on Flickr. What a ball ache.

 

Anyway, here's Matchbox 1974;

 

48771375552_412c237ec1_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 001 by RS, on Flickr

48771173401_7776229903_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 002 by RS, on Flickr

48771373667_a8d4d4ec73_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 003 by RS, on Flickr

48771371842_934aa026e4_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 004 by RS, on Flickr

48771369692_4dd3cd529e_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 005 by RS, on Flickr

48771369042_d09cad84aa_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 006 by RS, on Flickr

48770834238_de61c3d25d_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 007 by RS, on Flickr

48770831978_f7fac74904_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 008 by RS, on Flickr

48770829693_d9e9250b17_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 009 by RS, on Flickr

48771160676_03794d02d6_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 010 by RS, on Flickr

48771159206_0b38b35bc6_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 011 by RS, on Flickr

48771157446_80c1b0a454_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 012 by RS, on Flickr

48771155526_d1a06a3e62_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 013 by RS, on Flickr

48771154306_94b801da2c_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 014 by RS, on Flickr

48771355402_76cbcf2562_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 015 by RS, on Flickr

48771151566_b2f872d5f5_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 016 by RS, on Flickr

48770818318_507bfd0d5b_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 017 by RS, on Flickr

48771351602_aaf6dd08d1_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 018 by RS, on Flickr

48770815883_ebd0db494f_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 019 by RS, on Flickr

48770814668_6693c44601_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 020 by RS, on Flickr

48770813538_2ea1729ab9_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 021 by RS, on Flickr

48771143791_7f8f010c16_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 022 by RS, on Flickr

48771344137_c2d5bea706_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 023 by RS, on Flickr

48771141691_8e9b4881df_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 024 by RS, on Flickr

48771140326_3a7d14497e_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 025 by RS, on Flickr

48771341107_f453bc65fe_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 026 by RS, on Flickr

48771339602_363cb54d49_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 027 by RS, on Flickr

48771338517_1da9902596_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 028 by RS, on Flickr

48770803303_00a60814d8_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 029 by RS, on Flickr

48771335802_ac5b291022_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 030 by RS, on Flickr

48770800543_0300fed943_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 031 by RS, on Flickr

48770799098_55f4d833f5_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 032 by RS, on Flickr

48771331402_a16c574508_k.jpgMatchbox 1974 033 by RS, on Flickr

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Good to see the 1974 catalogue, for me I'd say that's the classic '70s Matchbox line-up. Much of what I had as a youngster can be seen on those pages. Not just the products but the packaging, takes me back to what I remember seeing in shops or catalogues and daydreaming about what to choose.

All those symbols for the Superfast are a bit confusing. Is a "gravity set" any of the tracks that rely on clamping something to a windowsill or table edge? If so I'd disagree about the suitability of a Rola-matics car like Piston Popper for that on my 400 Double Loop Racing Set, the little nib on the wheel makes them useless for that (so in my case it got cut off).

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Thanks for posting the 1974 catalogue, great stuff !

I particularly liked the plastic kits in it, I remember building quite a few of those as a kid, the Lysander was a favourite as it went together really nicely, The box artwork was always cool & really made you want to buy it !  I think they changed the artwork later to be less violent looking - no guns firing etc (in other words made it crapper !)

Anyone else noticed that K-47 Easy Rider appears to be being ridden by Chewbacca ? :mrgreen:

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So Sea Kings are no more inspiring in pieces! The gun turrets just pop out and the whole thing is held together with plastic 'rivets'. However the wheels use large metal rivets to hold them in place.

I'm going to do a custom with it - either just a re-paint an re-assemble or maybe 'civilianise' it and fill the gun turret holes in for the LOLs*

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Cant comment on the Capri as I have never had a Corgi one, only a Matchbox Rolamatics Hot Rocker and a Super GT.

I do have both the Terrier and the Commando though. The Terrier cab is spot on, really accurate. Recent manufactures of the G-cab from BT models are way off in comparison. However the body and cab being one moulding always irritated me as a kid. Box trucks are meant to be a just that, a chassis, a body and a cab.

Whilst the Commando cab isn't quite as finely detailed and the side window is too shallow, it still does a pretty good job. But as a toy it has much more value. It has a separate body with opening doors and a proper chassis. 

Although I have a big soft spot for 'Redline' Leylands due to their Scottish connection, the Commando is the better model.

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I'm going to vote Corgi on both of those.  MB really couldn't have got the Capri's wheels (and therefore arches) much worse, could they?  As for the trucks, I have the same reservation about the Corgi's cast-in body, but the cab is just so much better.

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21 hours ago, egg said:

So Sea Kings are no more inspiring in pieces! The gun turrets just pop out and the whole thing is held together with plastic 'rivets'. However the wheels use large metal rivets to hold them in place.

I'm going to do a custom with it - either just a re-paint an re-assemble or maybe 'civilianise' it and fill the gun turret holes in for the LOLs*

Do a Radio Caroline pastiche for giggles

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