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great buy, what was the crap all over them? Love the Mini and transit!
 

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I really don't know. It didn't smell of anything, I reckon they'd been either in a shed a bit open to the elements or a loft where the lining was falling apart. I did ask the seller but didn't get an answer. I'm pretty happy with all of them for the price, even the Husky Buick with no roof you may be able to make out might live again, as I've been offered a donor body with broken bumpers FOC
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Junk shop find at my favourite price, 50p. Matchbox Road Dragster, first cast 1970. Not sure I have seen one before.


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They are of course from the era when Lesney were trying to compete with the then-new Hot Wheels with many fantasy castings, so there was a move away from faithfully reproducing mostly European cars to more hot hods, dragsters and their own fantasy castings, my favourite being the Mod Rod - the only Superfast with red tyres

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There were quite a few along similar lines in the 70s - the front of the Woosh-N-Push looks for all the world like an Austin Maxi!

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Plenty more in my collection if anyone's interested
 

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Going back a few years, my friend in NI also got me this from his local market - Corgi Bentley Continental Sports Saloon. Features working (coil) suspension and steering along with those lovely jewel headlights

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It should also have a spare wheel and jewel tail lights but mine are missing - easy to find as repro parts thankfully

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Very cool!
Before I read that earlier post I was looking at the pic thinking that it looked like a Maxi!
 

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A question on the model VWs thread reminded me about some cars I have in my collection; in the late 60s Mattel bought out Mebetoys, and initially re-branded their existing models. I was very lucky to score this Lotus Europa a few years ago thanks to a poor eBay listing

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Mattel also marketed their Hot Wheels Flying Colours range as Mebetoys in some markets - other than the box, the car is identical. Again, a lucky eBay score

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Since discovering the Mebetoys/Mattel link, I've tracked down a few more. This Maserati Mistral was made before the takeover

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As time went on, Mattel cut costs and later models have plastic wheels, fewer opening parts etc. These are fairly easy to find and I've tracked down quite a few in various conditions

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This last one is notable as it seems to mimic a Majorette model right down to the wheels, although it's 1:43 scale

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As you might have gathered, I quite like the Matchbox Gus's Gulper and Milligans Mill, they're made on the same base so you quite often find the yellow interior from a Gulper in a Mill, or the wider supercharger scoop from a Mill on a Gulper for example - but I hadn't seen this error before - this Milligans Mill has the roof and rear decals meant for a Gus's Gulper. It also had the part of the interior with the batteries on it rattling around inside, having never been riveted in when it was made. Going by it's condition, I don't think it's ever been played with.

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I actually bought a couple of Corgi toys over the weekend, first in a long while.

the Austin A40 purchase was just a trip down memory lane as it was the first 4 wheeled car I owned and cost me £35.

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the Corvette just looked pretty cool and I hadn't seen one in ages

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flip up headlights that still work

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Flip lights are very cool! I remember having a KITT style trans am that did that, but nowhere near as nice
 
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