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9 hours ago, Twisterboy said:

My word I remember the little white Sierra, Defo had this at some point in my life.

 

Does anyone remember the little Pointers Food Transit?? I had this as a kid and found one at my sons playgroup a month or so back. Was so tempted to pocket it!

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Yes I have one albeit with the then-new cloverleaf style wheels. They were part of the BP petrol station promotion in 1988. Its definitely the most accurate MK3 Transit casting out there.

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Guessed as much as tampo is way too young, seen it before and wondered why they didn’t update the base date(s). Retooling isn’t exactly cheap and is the time to add extra details? ; after all you’d state it on a book reprint etc

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2 hours ago, Split_Pin said:

Yes I have one albeit with the then-new cloverleaf style wheels. They were part of the BP petrol station promotion in 1988. Its definitely the most accurate MK3 Transit casting out there.

That explains where it came from we used to have a BP Garage along the street from us, my dad must have collected what was required and sent them off!

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Corgi 1983

 

49258593376_c4fc85086a_3k.jpgCorgi 1983 01 by RS, on Flickr

49258592571_d7dd62aee1_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 02 by RS, on Flickr

49258591586_a267e7dfb5_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 03 by RS, on Flickr

49258590836_edbe95ff62_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 04 by RS, on Flickr

49258590061_9112008b7e_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 05 by RS, on Flickr

49258101908_35dc6cb830_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 06 by RS, on Flickr

49258588056_87c3513468_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 07 by RS, on Flickr

49258099698_43a2536180_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 08 by RS, on Flickr

49258775277_209c57deb1_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 09 by RS, on Flickr

49258097118_78c894bb75_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 10 by RS, on Flickr

49258773322_9ffe65eb16_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 11 by RS, on Flickr

49258582411_f4bf781197_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 12 by RS, on Flickr

49258580891_9fef02dbdd_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 13 by RS, on Flickr

49258770057_ede33f8355_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 14 by RS, on Flickr

49258092423_143c249341_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 15 by RS, on Flickr

49258768322_bcc01d38bf_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 16 by RS, on Flickr

49258090238_5de02fa8a6_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 17 by RS, on Flickr

49258089238_1d55b5f8ef_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 18 by RS, on Flickr

49258087578_edce45b275_3k.jpgCorgi 1983 19 by RS, on Flickr

 

Don't think I've ever seen the driving school Acclaim or the cabrio Range Rover before

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Great catalogue ta for posting that. I had the Maestro with the working lights very cool it was, although having that feature did compromise the model a bit.

The outline shown of the new one to be released looks like a BX. Did Corgi make that?

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52 minutes ago, bunglebus said:

Corgi 1983

 

49258593376_c4fc85086a_3k.jpgCorgi 1983 01 by RS, on Flickr

49258592571_d7dd62aee1_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 02 by RS, on Flickr

49258591586_a267e7dfb5_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 03 by RS, on Flickr

49258590836_edbe95ff62_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 04 by RS, on Flickr

49258590061_9112008b7e_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 05 by RS, on Flickr

49258101908_35dc6cb830_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 06 by RS, on Flickr

49258588056_87c3513468_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 07 by RS, on Flickr

49258099698_43a2536180_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 08 by RS, on Flickr

49258775277_209c57deb1_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 09 by RS, on Flickr

49258097118_78c894bb75_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 10 by RS, on Flickr

49258773322_9ffe65eb16_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 11 by RS, on Flickr

49258582411_f4bf781197_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 12 by RS, on Flickr

49258580891_9fef02dbdd_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 13 by RS, on Flickr

49258770057_ede33f8355_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 14 by RS, on Flickr

49258092423_143c249341_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 15 by RS, on Flickr

49258768322_bcc01d38bf_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 16 by RS, on Flickr

49258090238_5de02fa8a6_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 17 by RS, on Flickr

49258089238_1d55b5f8ef_6k.jpgCorgi 1983 18 by RS, on Flickr

49258087578_edce45b275_3k.jpgCorgi 1983 19 by RS, on Flickr

 

Don't think I've ever seen the driving school Acclaim or the cabrio Range Rover before

I’ve got the Rapport Range Rover somewhere. Think it was something to do with James Bond?

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the raport range rover is from the opening sequence of Octopussy, where Roger Moore jumped into the miniature jet inside the horse box and escape from the Russian. Cuban other commie stooges chasin them, after first blowing up a series of hangers while avoiding some surface to air missiles.

i remember having the set as a nipper, though sadly its now long gone, shame as i think in good order they are worth something now.

1983, wasn't that the year when Mettoy went under?

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1 hour ago, ETCHY said:

Great catalogue ta for posting that. I had the Maestro with the working lights very cool it was, although having that feature did compromise the model a bit.

The outline shown of the new one to be released looks like a BX. Did Corgi make that?

 

C384 is a Renault 11 GTL apparently

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I had the driving school Acclaim in red but I seem to recall it was a Honda Ballade. Fairly sure I've mentioned it before on here and somebody confirmed it but I can't remember who or when. (I had the metallic blue Acclaim too, but I haven't seen either of them or my red Sierra since about 1997.Fuck knows where they are) 

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Some in that Corgi catalogue I don’t think released ?

Magnum Ferrari 308

Tour de France XJ6 set

Corgitronics Chevrolet Radio Van in red with white roof

Escort Mk3 panda car

2CV in Charleston black/burgundy colours

Juniors Train and Passenger Car

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Forgot to mention the post lady popped by 😊

Well actually that was a bit of a fib as a few were won by Tesco and B&M attack formation 

But as the Royal Mail have most of my years’ earnings in their coffers, it feels like they were all posted....!

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Batmobile a new one on me and was a Tesco surprise

‘JPS’ Lotus came from this forum. This place, etc

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35 minutes ago, flat4alfa said:

Some in that Corgi catalogue I don’t think released ?

Magnum Ferrari 308

Tour de France XJ6 set

Corgitronics Chevrolet Radio Van in red with white roof

Escort Mk3 panda car

2CV in Charleston black/burgundy colours

Juniors Train and Passenger Car

 

 

My friend Euan had the Charleston 2cv, I got the red and white example from my school Fayre for 10p with a missing headlamp. Another that my mum did a good job of repainting for me and a decade or so later I made a new lamp from layers of plasticard filed to shape. I still have it.

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I'm not sure of the Chevrolet radio van in red, nor the Juniors train and passenger car but I know all the other ones from the above list were launched. I don't think I missed an XJ 6 Tour de France set, so presumably you mean the 505, one of which I picked up sans all the accassories, a few weeks back:

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 That said, I had a red Ferrari 308 GTB but it was a much later Mobil issued one, so I'm not sure whether it was launched as a Magnum PI one, too. Interesting to see so many of the TV/film tie-in ones were also sold within the standard range too, completely unaltered!

Incidentally, I think my brother and I must have both had the James Bond Range Rover sets back in the day, as I vaguely remember us having 2 glider-launcher horse boxes, though strangely don't remember duplicates of the glider and RR. The RR shown there isn't actually a production model, as that one came only with the windscreen and not the door frame surrounds, as shown. As a set, it was a good concept but crap in execution; launching the glider out the back of the horse box would see it tumble out a couple of inches, in a ball of hinged wings and fuselage. That's if it didn't hit the side walls when launched, or get slowed down by the mock horse's bum!

Two further things of note about the James Bond Set. The Range Rover was a totally different casting to the rescue services RR that was around at the time, which I always found strange. The horse box was also very tall and being towed behind a cut-roof Range Rover only accentuated this. It was also at odds to the other Corgi Juniors horse box seen being towed behind a Rancho, which is tiny! 

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17 hours ago, flat4alfa said:

Some in that Corgi catalogue I don’t think released ?

Magnum Ferrari 308

Tour de France XJ6 set

Corgitronics Chevrolet Radio Van in red with white roof

Escort Mk3 panda car

2CV in Charleston black/burgundy colours

Juniors Train and Passenger Car

the juniors train and passenger car, i'm sure i had one of them as a nipper.....

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