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This morning I turned into exactly what we all hate: those bulky smelly Rudolf Huckers who overpopulate the toy fairs, driving up prices with their British Rail pensions.

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Today's Tesco haul.  I cleared out every example I could find of these castings.   Some are ordered but some remain available at cost + post.  Feel free to PM me.

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2 hours ago, eddyramrod said:

Today's Tesco haul.  I cleared out every example I could find of these castings.   Some are ordered but some remain available at cost + post.  Feel free to PM me.

Eddy Huckers, returning from Tesco this morning! 😎

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The Wolf of Barrow Streets 

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B+M restocked. Not much excitement, almost missed this Custom '77 Dodge Van...

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...which is totally different to last year's Super Van

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Recent discussions about Growlers led me to believe I was deficient in that department. Hopefully this should rectify things

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Lastly, anyone seen an orange Dinky Volvo 265 before? This one is a bit tatty unfortunately 

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Isn't the orange Volvo a faded red one?  Might be the light in the photos, it seems the roof and bonnet have less fade, probably due to thickness difference?

Either way it's great and I bet you got it for -99p

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The Art Van isn't different enough for me to get excited about 🤷‍♂️  Odd they bothered, of all the things they could have done.  Maybe* there was an argument in the office and they drew straws on who got 2020 and 2021.  One fella called Jack and the other called King.  There are maybe not enough Queens in the HW offices to have an influence. 

I digressed there.

I demand a Queen one for 2022

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Edit.  Just realised 2019 saw the '56 Ford F-100 in Queen livery

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I wish I never found that out.

Now I'm going to worry about  Hot Wheels 'Poker Card' Art Car Range  collecting and will need to complete the deck, or have to make my own substitutes to stop the sleepless nights

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2 hours ago, flat4alfa said:

Now I'm going to worry about  Hot Wheels 'Poker Card' Art Car Range  collecting and will need to complete the deck, or have to make my own substitutes to stop the sleepless nights

Does that mean you already have the complete set of chess cars from a few years back?

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24 minutes ago, bezzabsa said:

well!!! i'm after a picasso die cast..found one but WTF, and does anyone speaka da lingo ??

rather 'interesting' pickarse

is it a case of TADT or what?

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Zamac pest, common in Norev Berlingos and Pickarses.

 

The base bends out of shape and either breaks itself or breaks the front end off 

 

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http://www.citroenmodelcars.nl/html/projects_berlingo_repair.htm

 

That one seems fucked beyond repairs though 

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4 hours ago, bunglebus said:

Does that mean you already have the complete set of chess cars from a few years back?

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Thankfully I didn't get back into die cast until after they were old stock.

Not interested in any of those really, no appeal apart from KING KUDA and I picked that up last year despite having the much nicer green Red Line 50th Anniversary re-release with the bottle top token thing.

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5 hours ago, bezzabsa said:

does anyone speaka da lingo ??

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Why would you even bother paying £16.50 postage on a broken windscreen one anyhow

Must be an easier way to not having to get an egg shell with rear axle alignment issues through customs 

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Bit late in from work tonight, but there was a nice package waiting for me,

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Bit of a rarity, part of a Walmart-exclusive collection.

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Nice to get some carded Merc wagons at last, after only being able to get the green version in a multipack. Narrowly missed out on getting the Target stores exclusive Terracotta red version in the retro packaging too. Grr!

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Lovely little 914.

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The '96 Carrera is still a fave casting of mine. Those rims look the business on this one.

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Another ace new casting. A road version in red or yellow would be most welcome.

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And a few more I haven't been able to find in the shops, just to make the weight up. Can't resist the 944...

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12 hours ago, bunglebus said:

Lastly, anyone seen an orange Dinky Volvo 265 before? This one is a bit tatty unfortunately 

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I think the orange ones were assembled in Italy, if memory serves - Polistil were somehow involved, I think they bought the tooling after Dinky went under.

The very last were sold in plain cardboard boxes with no windows; in the mid-90s there were still some unsold stock kicking round the model shop that eventually employed me to work on Saturdays. I felt £5 was too steep for them, so I didn't bother.

Who's kicking themselves now??

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8 hours ago, Datsuncog said:

I think the orange ones were assembled in Italy, if memory serves - Polistil were somehow involved, I think they bought the tooling after Dinky went under.

That explains the orange one in Spain and I bet @bunglebus orange one has overstamp underneath 'Made in Italy'.

There was no export channel from UK as Meccano Calais and/or Polistil Chiari would have had that cover.  Because EEC.  Probably.

Oh, and the fact that Binns Road was shut.

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Monster job lot just arrived (I had Tat Friday™ withdrawal symptoms)

Interesting bits include no-name Renault 30, which I mistook for a MK1 Passat

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Husky Lancia Flaminia, complete with bonnet but missing a bumper corner (TADTS)

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A teaser - who made this Merc 190?

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And this plastic Pug?

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Tidy Zylmex Charger

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And totally-not-a-Matchbox Boss Mustang

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No name Corvette is a nice casting

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Tyco era Matchbox Jag XJ220 desperately needs a silver makeover

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I managed to break this MB cattle truck as I unwrapped it

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Also in the box, but bought separately was this beautiful Rolls

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And this tatty one - or is it the other way round?

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24 minutes ago, bunglebus said:

Monster job lot just arrived (I had Tat Friday™ withdrawal symptoms)

Interesting bits include no-name Renault 30, which I mistook for a MK1 Passat

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Husky Lancia Flaminia, complete with bonnet but missing a bumper corner (TADTS)

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A teaser - who made this Merc 190?

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And this plastic Pug?

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Tidy Zylmex Charger

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And totally-not-a-Matchbox Boss Mustang

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No name Corvette is a nice casting

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Tyco era Matchbox Jag XJ220 desperately needs a silver makeover

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I managed to break this MB cattle truck as I unwrapped it

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Also in the box, but bought separately was this beautiful Rolls

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And this tatty one - or is it the other way round?

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Renault looks similar to the Rover SD1 I've got,can't remember the make though 🤔

Merc 190,Guisval?

Plastic Peugeot is Novacar.

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