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3 hours ago, bunglebus said:

This is a right oddity, going by the wheels I thought it was one of the micro size HW, but it's the same as a normal one. Never seen this before that I know of

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Hot Wheels is the Gulch Stepper, based on the Dodge Rampage - I can see that if I squint a bit.

Here's the Honda Vamos in its Tomica Guise

REVIEW] Tomica Honda Vamos

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14 hours ago, flat4alfa said:

@Datsuncog Do you have an original Thompson Mongoose of the big Corgi variety?

Nope, not yet - a boxed one showed up on the market stall last year with a £20 tag, and although the (original) box was excellent the model inside was quite chipped, so I didn't bother...

Quite looking forward to the next Model Club issue for that reason, though I'm not sure if they're going to ship it with the box flattened - I don't see how they'd get it to fit into their usual mail packaging otherwise.

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A few finds from 2 car boots this morning20211017_120054.thumb.jpg.b3dc79236eceb2c0aba4826e0392d605.jpg

The pink Jensen is something I've been after at a reasonable price for a while,so very happy with that.The same seller had a Corgi Juniors Ironside van which was very nice,but he wanted £20 for it which was too rich for me.I was watching one on eBay yesterday,but I missed the end of the auction & it went for just over a fiver,so a bit gutted about that.

The rest came from one seller,quite happy with £2.00 for those 😁

 

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Had a good and rather VFM meet up with @bunglebus at the Rayleigh toy fair. Even though he scoped the prime tat I snared a few he’s missed 😂

A nice selection from the £1 trays

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A slip….. I bought a Bugatti type 35 yesteryear 😳 I know but £2, it’s so delicate!

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This Audi Quattro late Superking is lovely bar the missing spotlight, but in a livery I’d not seen before either, mine for a £1!

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1 hour ago, andrew e said:

Had a good and rather VFM meet up with @bunglebus at the Rayleigh toy fair. Even though he scoped the prime tat I snared a few he’s missed 😂

It's all your fault for mentioning it was on - there's one in Chelmsford next month, and if I see the £20 Polistil Rover SD1 there I reckon it'll be coming home with me. Just couldn't bring myself to spend literally all the money I had left on it!

Still, I picked up a few other bits to keep me amused, just waiting for the pictures to upload to Flickr...

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Highlight today was this Vitesse Cinquecento Trofeu - the one make rally challenge that green-lit the launch of the Cinquecento sporting, and effectively Arbarths rebirth. (I think I have the Pam fort somewhere). All complete bar a mirror and needing a light scrub another fantastic £1 spent, all @bunglebus fault as I was pushing him spend money not me 😁

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Detailing is fab for a 1/43 let alone one from the mid 90’s.

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1 hour ago, andrew e said:

Had a good and rather VFM meet up with @bunglebus at the Rayleigh toy fair. Even though he scoped the prime tat I snared a few he’s missed 😂

A nice selection from the £1 trays

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A slip….. I bought a Bugatti type 35 yesteryear 😳 I know but £2, it’s so delicate!

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This Audi Quattro late Superking is lovely bar the missing spotlight, but in a livery I’d not seen before either, mine for a £1!

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That's a damn good haul!

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2 hours ago, andrew e said:

Had a good and rather VFM meet up with @bunglebus at the Rayleigh toy fair. Even though he scoped the prime tat I snared a few he’s missed 😂

A nice selection from the £1 trays

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A slip….. I bought a Bugatti type 35 yesteryear 😳 I know but £2, it’s so delicate!

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This Audi Quattro late Superking is lovely bar the missing spotlight, but in a livery I’d not seen before either, mine for a £1!

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The brown body 911 is actually one of the more scarce varieties.

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Let's have a look at a few things that didn't come home with me;

Corgi set was very lovely

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I'd not seen this Matchbox set before, and at that price I think he'll have it a while

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I reckon @flat4alfawould have liked this one

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and this, which was well over £100. Should have opened the bag and found out who made it

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Finally the last few pickings! Was anyone after the Pepsi two, or has anyone got the matching  transporter?

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Now this is wonderful (or cack as my wingman scoffed) Chinese Transit, but is it Transit or a Russian GAZelle Transki??? It’s crap enough to be either 😁 Siku Hanomag was worth £2 of anyone’s money.

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So what you really want to know about is my visit to Sainsbury's and Smyths this afternoon. 

Sains had the 1/4 Mile Kings for £3.25, including lots of Bugattis 

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Smyths had them for £3.00. None are interesting to me, I thought the Bugattis would have been snapped up

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Oh yeah, the toy fair. It was like every Tat Friday and boot sale rolled into one. I don't know if it's because it's the end of the year, but there were boxes and boxes of tatty toys going for a pound to pennies - like 5 for £1 in one case. I can't possibly show them all cos you'll think I'm mad, but here's some that are worth sharing, starting with the smaller stuff

Matchbox Merc 300E in German Police livery

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Astra seems to be one of the harder ones to find

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For a casting supposedly not sold in the UK, these turn up fairly regularly. Going in the custom box

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M1 bought mainly as the rear lights haven't fallen out like my other silver ones

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Pretty good Lambo pulled from a 50p tub

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There's always a lonesome onesome

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I stretched to a whole pound for this Refrigerator Truck

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Regular Wheels Mercedes Coach is quite a delicate casting, the roof has suffered slightly but it's not bad

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Setra Coach is in great shape though

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Another 50p refugee, early Cougar with steering

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Ooh, a red Seafire!

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That'll go nicely with the white one then

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I've been chasing a Snow-Trac for a while, every time I spot one in a job lot they get expensive. This was in the 5 for a pound box

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I have no idea who made this Renault 30, it's awful. I love it

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Got this lovely blackwall Mustang for a pound

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Now this was worth rummaging through a 50p box for - Majorette Motor 911

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And so was this - I've never set eyes on a Corgi Electro Rockets before

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These Majorette buggies always lose their roofs, so I snatched this one before it could happen

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BRB with the bigger stuff

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 Sticking with VWs, ADAC Polo is a great find, think I paid £2.50 for this

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Which is expensive compared to £2 for this Corgi Firebird, all there bar the screen and one door card, just full of dust. First Corgi I've found with the red wheel centres

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Another Corgi, complete bar tyres

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Same make, different era. @andrew econvinced me I needed this Range Rover. It could use some chewing gum to keep the lower tailgate closed!

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For a moment I thought this was a Corgi too, but it's a Matchbox with a jaunty repaint

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This thing is hefty. Matchbox K-39 Snorkel

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A much better Martini K-7 than my current one

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And its close relative the K-21 Tractor Transporter. I was chasing one of these on eBay that was local to me but the price went mad. A pound for this one!

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Further digging in the £1 Matchbox commercials box scored me another Avis A Series

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And a Super Kings Scammel Contractor. Grille and tow hook just as missing as the other one I own of course

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Back after the break with stuff in boxes

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This is up there with best bargain of the day. I almost missed it as the seller mostly had modern "models", but in a box with a £5 sign was this. Wallet couldn't come out fast enough!

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Making the box liner and interior the same colour wasn't a great idea. Car is mint if a little dusty

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Tucked away in a corner, by a stand selling model trains, was a box containing these Majorettes in a promotional livery for a local paper. For ten pence each.

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These two still have the sprue joining the rear doors

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Now these weren't cheap cheap, but I like these Kidco produced Dinkys - I couldn't go home without two still on cards

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I certainly wasn't complaining about £2 for this Matchbox split

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So there ya go, fun was had, money was spent and more cars joined my collection. There's another fair next month, and it's in my town. I'd better start saving...

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6 hours ago, andrew e said:

A slip….. I bought a Bugatti type 35 yesteryear 😳 I know but £2, it’s so delicate!

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I have that one too, so can share your embarrassment 😊

Seriously, some MoY are very nice models and should be celebrated.  My old Dad still has his 1960/70s originals on display on his mantelpiece and I even paid £10 for the Bugatti Royale to join them.  Because ...it's a Bugatti Royale

Next time I'm over there I'll take some shots to bore you all

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