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2 hours ago, andrew e said:

I’d throw a crisp £5 at the Siku happily @Datsuncog

Procured at target price... pics to follow around lunchtime, hopefully!

1 hour ago, bunglebus said:

Quite like the look of those if they're £3 ish, especially the buggy

Didn't get a price from Charity Stall blokey, but I'll see if they're still around next week!

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3 hours ago, Datsuncog said:

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He's had better Corgi Camaro SS models on the stall for a tenner in the past - though if all it needs is a repro windscreen, this could be worth it.

It needs the roof piece too.  But it looks tidy otherwise.  I probably should have said go get it even at a tenner.  Is it a Golden Jacks one not sure

Went into the archives and the one he in November 2019 was this one

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Which sold for just a fiver...

November 2019 is such a long time ago.  The world has exploded since then.

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2 hours ago, Datsuncog said:

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Get out of the way, naked ladies - you're obscuring the diecast tat.

The two naked ladies to the right are models of the Little Mermaid that sits on a Copenhagen shoreline.  I saw it in the 'flesh' years back, shortly after the head was put back on after one of the many vandal attacks.  I've no idea she keeps getting attacked.

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And for that reason, and also the daft reason that FB auto-block any images of it, I would like one if not too dear.  Next time please.

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Popped out at lunch and found myself in another charity shop.  This was £1

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MB Games Dragster.  Honestly have no recollection of this one.

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So what with my daughter off school, we had to give it a go on the garden table.

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The accuracy of the modelled play-pieces is uncanny.  You can smell the nitro-methane if you get too close

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4 hours ago, flat4alfa said:

Popped out at lunch and found myself in another charity shop.  This was £1

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MB Games Dragster.  Honestly have no recollection of this one.

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So what with my daughter off school, we had to give it a go on the garden table.

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The accuracy of the modelled play-pieces is uncanny.  You can smell the nitro-methane if you get too close

I remember this - not for the game but for the tiny dragsters.

I also remember a kojak board game - the game was unremarkable but it came with tiny plastic cars that looked like AMC matadors.

 

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I can imagine if you have a sizeable collection especially if it’s rare stuff that the money they command does tempt people to cash in and use the money to chip away at the mortgage or whatever. I doubt it be tempted though, my collection definitely falls into the category of ‘play worn’ so it’s enough for the enjoyment factor to outweigh its financial value. 

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54 minutes ago, sierraman said:

I can imagine if you have a sizeable collection especially if it’s rare stuff that the money they command does tempt people to cash in and use the money to chip away at the mortgage or whatever. I doubt it be tempted though, my collection definitely falls into the category of ‘play worn’ so it’s enough for the enjoyment factor to outweigh its financial value. 

Almost all of mine falls into the same bracket, although if I really tried, I'm sure I could make quite a bit of money on the 50-odd 1/18s I have now; but they give me so much pleasure!

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11 minutes ago, eddyramrod said:

Almost all of mine falls into the same bracket, although if I really tried, I'm sure I could make quite a bit of money on the 50-odd 1/18s I have now; but they give me so much pleasure!

You could pack it all in and get a couple of hundred quid and be bored to death in an evening so when you put it like that it’s an asset. Corgi 1/36 values are on the slide, acquired several over past 6 months, no more than £3 each paid for relatively presentable items.

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6 hours ago, flat4alfa said:

Popped out at lunch and found myself in another charity shop.  This was £1

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MB Games Dragster.  Honestly have no recollection of this one.

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So what with my daughter off school, we had to give it a go on the garden table.

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The accuracy of the modelled play-pieces is uncanny.  You can smell the nitro-methane if you get too close

I had one of those games.

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After I bought the StreetKa from @Peter C a couple of weeks ago,I started looking for a 1/43 model.The Minichamps version is nice,but doesn't seem to come in blue,which was the colour I wanted.

A bit of eBay searching found one by High Speed with a buy now of £7.50,so I hit the button & it arrived yesterday.

Quite a nice model,I just need a Laguna Estate now to complete my real-life trio 😁

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36 minutes ago, 155V6 said:

After I bought the StreetKa from @Peter C a couple of weeks ago,I started looking for a 1/43 model.The Minichamps version is nice,but doesn't seem to come in blue,which was the colour I wanted.

A bit of eBay searching found one by High Speed with a buy now of £7.50,so I hit the button & it arrived yesterday.

Quite a nice model,I just need a Laguna Estate now to complete my real-life trio 😁

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Most cool, well found.

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Those Hotwheels are only a few pound you tell your self when your out shopping, then next thing you know you spend £30 on a shelf off eBay 😆 actually it’s not bad, but it needed a sand and few coats of clear varnish so it’s dustable. 
 

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Pride of place on the workshop wall it’s only partially loaded… 

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some new additions to the collection- 

first off these, today is my 21st, again, and again, and a  bit more, birthday. so kerry has got me these.

the matchbox racing car transporter, along with the matchbox lotus and ferrari racing cars. sadly the ferrari has lost its driver, though Steve Flowers do carry one in their range, its in playworn condition, but the glazing, ramp and tail boards are present and correct. which is nice.

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there was also this ERF stake wagon, which is in really nice shape, even more so considering how old it is, dating from the mid-1950s.

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and recently i also bought these, the plantectnican removals van, complete with back roller shutter door. this  deserves new decals, which i have ordered, though have yet to arrive

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i also got this, the Vauxhall Victor saloon, and a Bedford Wrecker Wagon. and an Austin A50 Cambridge. and a Ford Station Wagon,

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all are pretty early Matchbox 1-75 series toys, all from the first series of the these toys so date from the early 1950s.

the great things with these  diddy cars is that you can get loads of them in a display case!

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On 6/18/2021 at 10:13 AM, Datsuncog said:

big plastic motorised Corgi 'Saint' Jaguar XJS

Good news! - Post Lady delivered something the other day.  It's since been repaired and got working

Bad news - Simon Templar is RUBBISH AT PARKING

Disaster.

 

 

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There's been a bit of Ford StreetKa love upthread, so I thought I'd join in.

Some years ago, eBay was full of 1/18 bargains, because the word on collectability hadn't got out. Today, everything costs £££ so I've gone totally cold turkey, but back then I used to set an eBay filter up at "max £15" and do a search for 1/18 and see what popped up... and up popped this:

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It's by Welly – a brand that I really didn't have a clue about at the time, but I gather they've been churning out smaller-scale diecast rammle for donkeys years. I bought this on the basis that if a Ford StreetKa exists in 1/18 scale, I absolutely have to have it, no questions asked, and if it turns out to be any good that's a bonus.

It turned out to be any good.

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Possibly the wheels are on the large side, but there's nothing to get upset about with regards proportions. There's a bit of orange peel on the paint, but the coverage is even and the body is nicely cast, with none of the rough edges and stray moulding lines that Bburago serves up from time to time.

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It's probably the interior that really sells it, though.

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My favourite detail is that, while the Model 5000 RDS stereo is accurately portrayed, with the cassette loading slot (no fancy-pants Model 6000 CD player here) and all the buttons in the right place, it's clear that the removable four-button security panel was missing from the prototype car at the time of modelling.  I wonder if the modelling team even realised.

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Interesting to see the Rocam decal here; the Rocam (roller finger camshaft) engine was developed in Brazil and would go under the Duratec name when it arrived in Europe, so it looks like the Welly StreetKa was modelled on a pre-production machine.

So there we have it. Another 1/18 model from a relatively undistinguished brand, but which happens to be way, way better than you might expect.

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Another lovely day up here, so a trip to the boot sale seemed a good idea. In our new hearse, just for a laugh and to give it a good run for once. The usual diecast man wasn't in attendance but a couple of the other stalls threw up a few morsels. There isn't usually time or sufficient enthusiasm to go rooting through the proper tat boxes and for the most part they were full of Chinese no-name landfill but in the end I found enough to make the nut. Quite a nice Majorette Talbot Alpine in a colour I hadn't seen before, a Corgi Transit (of course the door is awol..) and, narrowly beating a Dinky TR7 after I'd noticed it had been trodden on, a Corgi McLaren Ford which seems surprisingly intact bar a little sticker damage. 

 

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Bear with me on this one.. Having recently moved 370 miles north-west and having very little interest in either this maker's products or buses in general, you may imagine my surprise to see this on a stall of otherwise no interest. "Hmm, that almost looks like a Colchester livery" I thought to myself. Stap me if that wasn't just what it was. Fuck knows whose souvenir /valuable heirloom this was to have wound up on a pasting table in Dumfries, but there we go, picked up by probably the only Colcestrian for miles. We've probably all got a Lledo or two knocking about somewhere but this is the only time I'll admit to buying one. No idea what it's supposed to represent, nor whether Colchester Corporation ever had one but yes, that was coming home with me. 

It's been on a shelf for a while, the interior is thick with hairy dust. 

 

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16 minutes ago, Amishtat said:

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Snap! Interestingly your window has the same bit as mine that looks broken right at the back - maybe they're all like it? You can see it in the second pic

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Rivera is rather sweet @Amishtat I almost chanced one earlier but of course it had the chewed bumpers… how ever I had quite some success today at the toy fair.

A rather nice Gran Tourismo Lone Star Impy for £6 and the partially complete £1 Rolls - are these the correct tyres - they seem rather unusual.  The Range Rover a paltry 50p. If anyone has bootlid let me know or if anyone wants rolls parts let me know!

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