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On 8/13/2021 at 9:20 AM, flat4alfa said:

Just rang Corgi Club and skipping of the Lotus and LR has been actioned.  Good idea really as I was going to cancel the lot but this means I still stay a subscriber so no loss of customer for them.  Yet.  So next one should be the Mustang according to the website.  Never owned one of those, so seems sensible* to pick and choose 

POST LADY ON TAT WEDNESDAY DELIVERY SHOCKER

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5 hours ago, 155V6 said:

Another Corgi lot just arrived20211013_130107.thumb.jpg.57e91d225a70f2f781df3b1c06f06b09.jpg

Bought mainly for the Rockets Bizzarrinni Manta as it has a different base to the one I already have.The transporter is a bonus,I can never have too many.The Jag will probably get sold to banger racing modellers 😂

If you want to sell the other Manta.......

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Corgi Beetles. I need to get these side by side, to see if the Safari/Police version....

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...then became the Whizzwheels, which has an updated body and a modified safari base...

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...and later morphed into the driving school car, which has the updated body and a different base...

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...and eventually became the Corgi Classics version

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4 hours ago, NorfolkNWeigh said:

Which, the Sterling or the 944 ? The boxes are not perfect on either but the models themselves look as if they are.

Its in a warehouse next to the mechanic I use , so I’m bound to end up passing soon!

Sorry, I should have been less cryptic! Yeah, I'll take both if the models within are unmarked; not worried if the boxes are tatty but I'll not bother if the models themselves are scruffy. I never had the 944 as a kid *rubs eyes and sobs*, and as an 800 owner, it's CRIMINAL that I don't have the Matchbox of it. 

If it's at all inconvenient, though – once postage is factored in – please don't take the trouble. Cheers!

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On 8/13/2021 at 7:59 AM, flat4alfa said:

I’m going to ring them and ask to skip the Lotus F1 and the Land Rover Breakdown. Got enough Climax Lotus examples by Scalex and have more than enough Land Rovers

...which means there was a wait since August for the Corgi Model Club Ford Mustang Fastback 2+2

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Since the photo earlier, it was left in the box all afternoon, because: 1) supposed to be working, 2) was a bit worried it may disappoint

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But no!  Quite cheered-up by it to be fair!  So for the £23.98 posted, it still seems fair too, for a low-volume reproduction that is.  Also seeing the re-sold listings on eBay hitting £60 helps too.

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Never had one of these as a boy, or through the teenage US car interest years, nor even today - I can't think I've ever held one.

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It's smaller in the flesh than I expected.  For some reason it was in my head as similar to the Corgi Mach 1 Mustang from a few years later.

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It's also got a paint defect* which translates into: 1) it'll polish off, 2) it's worth £££ by being rarer 😎

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The gawkyness is duplicated well it seems, especially the front end view.  Well, it is a copy.  Can also see the low roof line that is familiar from the Organ Donor Corgi Mustang dragway car.  Will need to do a compare.

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Hi All!

Just a query - if anyone has any older 1/43 stuff they're thinking of selling, would they let me know what they have?

I'm getting a package sorted out to ship to NZ, with a service that combines packages into one box, so now seems to be as good a time as ever to add a few things in and make the most of the shipping!

So yeah, any  Corgi, Dinky, Spot-On, Schuco, Gama, Norev (including plastics), USSR/Novoexport, Joal, etc. manufactured up to the 1990's and I'm all ears. Not worried in the slightest about mint/boxed but bits not missing would be a bonus! 

And also any Siku pre-1990 is of interest, although I have a fair wodge sitting in the UK.

Anyway, a big ask but if there's anywhere worth sourcing stuff from, it's here!

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4 hours ago, bunglebus said:

Corgi Beetles. I need to get these side by side, to see if the Safari/Police version....

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...then became the Whizzwheels, which has an updated body and a modified safari base...

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...and later morphed into the driving school car, which has the updated body and a different base...

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...and eventually became the Corgi Classics version

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I had no idea that this casting made it into 'modern' times in the Classics range. I have the Polizei version and the Driving School issue.

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12 hours ago, flat4alfa said:

Never had one of these as a boy, or through the teenage US car interest years, nor even today - I can't think I've ever held one.

 

12 hours ago, bunglebus said:

I've  never had an original either - I look forward to comparing mine to the Organ Grinder

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Where did the knackered 50p tat box Mustang end up, if not with either of you?

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[EDIT: Fired up the old coal-powered laptop last night, and it turns out it went to @Amishtat sometime last year]

With any luck, the postie should be winging a Mustang in this general direction before long...

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18 minutes ago, Split_Pin said:
5 hours ago, bunglebus said:

Corgi Beetles. I need to get these side by side, to see if the Safari/Police version....

20190602_20311620190602_203059

...then became the Whizzwheels, which has an updated body and a modified safari base...

20200919_09371820200919_093736

...and later morphed into the driving school car, which has the updated body and a different base...

20210425_11074920210425_110804

...and eventually became the Corgi Classics version

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I had no idea that this casting made it into 'modern' times in the Classics range. I have the Polizei version and the Driving School issue.

Never aware of these Max Wax versions either - and if I'd seen one, I doubt I'd have clocked it as a Corgi item. Most peculiar.

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7 minutes ago, bunglebus said:

not a Galanite, says made in Sweden - but as it's a MK3 Escort even down to the clover leaf wheels I thought it was worth 50p

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I seem to remember the Early Learning Centre stocking those squidgy rubbery cars, years ago... just a big container of all different designs, sold loose.

Hadn't thought about them for years, but seeing the Escort there gave me quite a rush...

Don't think I ever owned any of them - I probably would have found them 'not realistic enough', snobby little get that I was - but that's deffo worth 50p of anyone's money. The tiny oval Ford badge on the bootlid is a nice touch.

For some reason I'm also getting memories of a Mk1 Golf in the same range, and possibly a Beetle too.

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In Tesco news, Matchbox UK Collection long cards have also touched down locally, at £2 a throw.

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Mainline Matchbox remain challenging to sift through...

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And Hot Wheels stock remains critical.

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Two similar-but-different Gift Sets also on the shelves - always a joy to play another round of 'Do I Want To Spend £8 Just For That Capri?' against myself.

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Came away with the Land Rover S2, and the only Mr Bean Mini left on the shelf (actually, it had slipped down behind the shelf)

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I've also a spare SVX if anyone's keen, assuming that @flat4alfa managed to score one in last night's jumbo haul?

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12 hours ago, Split_Pin said:

I had no idea that this casting made it into 'modern' times in the Classics range. I have the Polizei version and the Driving School issue.

Surely the tooling would have met the Swansea scrapper in the early 80’s? I wonder if it was reverse engineered in the 90’s, and as technically a continuation Corgi avoided licensing costs?

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12 hours ago, Datsuncog said:

 

Where did the knackered 50p tat box Mustang end up, if not with either of you?

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[EDIT: Fired up the old coal-powered laptop last night, and it turns out it went to @Amishtat sometime last year]

With any luck, the postie should be winging a Mustang in this general direction before long...

Can't remember whether it was last year or the year previous, but you were kind enough to include it in a box of Tat Friday goodies. Last seen on here dangling from a crane when we were taking photos in the garden last spring, you'll no doubt be surprised* to know that absolutely nothing has happened to it apart from getting boxed up with the others and dragged around the country. Almost impressed myself there by knowing where in the house it was.. 

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39 minutes ago, andrew e said:

Surely the tooling would have met the Swansea scrapper in the early 80’s? I wonder if it was reverse engineered in the 90’s, and as technically a continuation Corgi avoided licensing costs?

Well if they did, they did it well

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Here's the whole crew

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(well except for the Safari/Driving School parts cars)

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16 minutes ago, Amishtat said:

Can't remember whether it was last year or the year previous, but you were kind enough to include it in a box of Tat Friday goodies.

I'm glad you have it - I was frantically searching my pictures last night thinking I'd forgotten I had it.

I think the point when you don't actually know what you have is the line between a collection and a hoard - a line I walk very close to...

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