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3 hours ago, bunglebus said:

Two boxes arrived today, both from forum members. First up, the orange stripe VW T3 ambulance from @155V6

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This has the Macau base, all my others except the Commando ones have been Chinese

Secondly, @Tenmil Socket sent me the Corgi Transit milk float that had been on my shite list for a while

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The closest I'd got was fondling the one made for my boss, to replace the one lost when the Zebrugge ferry sank

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Also along for the ride was this version of the Zakspeed Capri

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Lastly, this Cosmic Whites Blues which despite protests, is getting a custom makeover. If my plan works out I think you'll forgive me

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I had to go & look at the other T3 ambulances I've got here.All.are from China,except for the other orange stripe variant.

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Can I do a slightly late tat Friday? 

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I went back to the shop in Nottingham and got these three from the £1 car bin. Unlike the Acclaim I got there, these three aren't in bad order at all. OK, the Astras paint job is terrible but I want to make that stock so I'll respray it anyway. Still, for £3 I'm pleased with my little haul! 

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Just now, bunglebus said:

Husky Beetle, nice

Thanks. Don't really know much about Husky but I like it - it's like a scaled down Corgi of the era. The only issue is it's missing a tyre but hopefully I can source an alternative somewhere. 

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13 minutes ago, MiniMort said:

Thanks. Don't really know much about Husky but I like it - it's like a scaled down Corgi of the era. The only issue is it's missing a tyre but hopefully I can source an alternative somewhere. 

It became a Corgi Juniors/Whizzwheels

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Which then became this

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Husky was the name for smaller scale cars, with Corgi the larger ones. They decided to drop the Husky name and just have Corgi/Corgi Juniors

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6 minutes ago, bunglebus said:

It became a Corgi Juniors/Whizzwheels

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Which then became this

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Husky was the name for smaller scale cars, with Corgi the larger ones. They decided to drop the Husky name and just have Corgi/Corgi Juniors

Ahh OK. Everydays a school day! Nice Beetle Hot Rod. Weird to see it with a front engine as well as the rear - maybe it's 4WD like a 2CV Sahara. 

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Just now, MiniMort said:

Weird to see it with a front engine as well as the rear - maybe it's 4WD like a 2CV Sahara. 

I think it was Corgi's answer to the Hot Wheels Evil Weevil

Hot Wheels 1971 Evil Weevil - Redline Collector

And Johnny Lightning Bug Bomb

Johnny Lightning Commemorative Series – Mike Pigott's Diecast Toys & Models

Both of which I really want!

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Lovely post lady has just called!

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Not really got hold of any EVs, but I do like these little Hondas. Nice to see one that isn't covered in estate agent graphics...

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 Nicely done, this one. Makes a nice compare & contrast with the recent Hot Wheels N600.

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And a Hot Wheels interloper. Just got this one to fill the box, as I've been searching high and low for this one locally. It seemed to be in high demand among the scalpers when it came out. Liking the deep-dish slotmag style rims on this one.

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18 minutes ago, bunglebus said:

Where did you find them?

I got them from a Facebook seller I use from time to time. (Ana's Hot Wheels for sale UK).

As you mentioned on Sunday, these are from a case that seems to have been missed in the UK, so it seems to be the only way of getting them. Yeah they cost more than Tesco's prices but I just offset that against time and fuel traipsing around shops and finding nothing! Still shitloads cheaper than eBay sellers too...

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Britain’s Farm Tat seems to be going for some good coin at the moment. I had quite a bit of this when I was a kid but it used to be really susceptible to sunlight and brittle plastic. The Rice horsebox I had literally fell to bits after a few years in my window. 

 

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5 minutes ago, sheffcortinacentre said:

Can't seem to find matchbox or hot wheels here of any kind????

Tesco at Dinnington has them, they restock on a Saturday. The Tesco at the Wicker is shit. The Chesterfield one is usually stocked well, if there’s something specific give us a shout and I’ll keep an eye out. 

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13 hours ago, sierraman said:

Britain’s Farm Tat seems to be going for some good coin at the moment. I had quite a bit of this when I was a kid but it used to be really susceptible to sunlight and brittle plastic. The Rice horsebox I had literally fell to bits after a few years in my window. 

 

It does. It wasn't the most robust stuff at the outset, the tractor cabs were plastic and pretty to scale and never withstood much hard play (aftermarket replacements are available though). You also get plastic degradation, especially wheel melt on some vehicles. Luckily the only example I have of this thus far is on the relatively cheap and easy to find Massey Ferguson seed drill.

I usually buy my Britains stuff broken and mend it myself using aftermarket parts. 

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I had an hour today to rush around Romford looking for toy cars. Managed to check 8 shops, both Entertainers being closed on Sunday. Found naff all except this Jada Nano set which was way too expensive but will allow me to line up all the F+F MK1 Escorts in size order

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I have REALLY wanted one of these launch model Cavaliers since getting my first one in February but they were all north of £30. Far too much for one of these crude Gama efforts.

This one had no bids at £9.99 so for £14.19  posted it was mine. 

It arrived today, shame about the non disclosed crack in the windscreen but I still love it. 

Apt  Autoshite slogan as well.

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A heads up. Bicester Sunday Scramble has a slightly new format. Part of it is that the main hangar is no longer auction and cars for sale, but it's setup as an Autojumble.

As such, there were sellers of exotic miniature shite. Some of it was pricey, but some of it, not so much.

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My mind is starting to play tricks on me. After getting the knackered police Peterbilt recovery truck recently, I found this one locally - and now I cannot for the life of me remember which version I had as a kid! This one does not have the working steering I remember from my original, guess this was dropped for cost reasons? Everything else works though

 

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