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  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,601
    edited April 2013
    Bandwidth theft from a sub-100K jpeg....some people are stuck in 1995 :shades:

    Here's the neat Corgi W201 I had these were an odd scale, something like 1:36
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,601
    Dinky was better at fine line detailing and proportion, for sure.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,601
    edited January 2010
    I finally got a decent copy of Dinky 186, this one with apparently rare (for the model) white tires:

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    I like this model, as it is a good match for my car:

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  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,388
    Hot Wheels has released the 2002 in several colors; the latest shade almost matches my car:

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    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,601
    edited April 2013
    That's neat, it's cool to have a toy of your own car. And nice that HW recognizes the 2002 enough to make a casting of it.

    Speaking of Corgi from earlier, I got this Corgi W114/115 in a junk lot several years ago. It's from the 70s, another odd ~1:36 size:

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    Speaking of 70s and W114/115, this Siku model (smaller - ~1:60) is excellent, orange red with orange-yellow windows, so 70s:

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  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,155
    BWM 528i model I have. I bought this one back in January 1984:

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  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,388
    I have all but two of Gama's E28 5er variants- the gray civilian car, police, fire, and emergency doctor(Notarzt). All I'm missing are the BMW Servicemobile and the taxi.

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,601
    Speaking of Gama, I would like to find one of these:

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    It was also made in a lighter blue.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,602
    If you'd like a scale BMW that actually looks like a 2002 you might look into Autoart>

    <img src="http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/mockngbrd4/blog/2002-blog-2.jpg

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,388
    Thanks Andy, I have a few larger '02s, as well as some smaller ones that are more accurate the HW versions. The 1:87 BUB '02s are especially nice:

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    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,228
    edited May 2013
    My sister got this a month or two ago at a flea market; also an Isetta and old Jag. Love the way the doors open on this one and even the seats move so you can get into the back. It's a Corgi, stamped H J Mulliner, Park Ward Silver Cloud on the bottom.

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,634
    that is a very cool model!

    Even looks like most of them on the road now. :P

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,601
    Funny thing, as it is a Silver Shadow MPW coupe (not a Cloud), later to become the Corniche. Funny the little errors on toy cars - the box for the Corgi Mercedes 220SE coupe pictured a fintail (the toy coupe was technically a fintail coupe).

    And yeah, the hood up is a normal position for those. Toy dates from the 70s.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,228
    edited May 2013
    When I did a quick search of the lettering on the bottom, I wondered about that because Silver Cloud didn't show up on the first page of hits about the coach builder.

    And I did assume you or another poster here would know the real scoop. :)

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,601
    I looked up your car, it was issued in 1970, probably made for a few years. I think the wheels are detachable from the car.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,228
    Ha, wish I had know that before we left this morning. I could have had some fun with her. :)

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  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,228
    Better than the real thing:

    Crafting scenes of iconic Americana (Flickr)

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,602
    Fantastic. I think I like his 1930-40s scenes even better.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • alexsuvalexsuv Posts: 4
    edited October 2013
    I am not a car collector but I have one model which I am trying to find more info about.
    It is about 2 inches black in color made of some kind of very hard plastic.

    It is made in USSR I estimate from 1940s to 1950s. The car is called ZiM (ЗиМ in russian).
    Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GAZ-12_ZIM

    I searches on the web using all kinds of key words but could not find this or similar model.
    So I am looking for input on how rare this model and on the potential value.

    I took a few photos, but I could not figure out how to attach them to the post. Is there any way?

    Thank you!
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,228
    edited October 2013
    The easiest way is to park the photos at a hosting site somewhere, like flickr.com or tinypic.com, and then link to the photo url at the hosting site.

    For example, http://tinypic.com/r/29nt4py/4.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,602
    The fact that it is a Soviet-era model of a Russian-made car means that it should be extremely rare in the US.

    If you could not find another on the internet suggest it is probably rare if not unheard of anywhere in the world.

    As for its monetary value, the only way to know would be to put it up for bids at auction (ebay.com)

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,601
    Something for lemko - a new brand called "Auto World" is starting a "land yachts" line. Not 100% perfectly proportioned, but in 1:64 scale and cheapish, not bad.
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,155
    Cool! That appears to be a 1976 Cadillac Coupe DeVille. Where will they be sold?
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,601
    I read they can be found at WalMart and Toys R Us. Price should be in the $5 range, I think.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,228
    "Toy-watchers say the youthful indifference to vehicles that is worrying automakers is also changing the landscape of the playroom: Kids these days just aren&#146;t as into toy cars as they used to be and both industries blame it on the computer. Why hop behind the wheel or run Hot Wheels races on the basement floor when you can Facetime your friends or drive a Formula One car on the LED screen?"

    Toy cars not high on Santa's list anymore (Detroit News)

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,601
    edited November 2013
    My almost 3 year old niece LOVES toy cars and trucks, and has a collection already - with no input from me. I'm afraid to have her visit me, to see my hoard of cars that are for looking, not playing ;)

    But I suspect nothing will ever match the toy car heyday of the 60s and 70s. Even when I was a kid in the 80s, most kids were gravitating towards TV-movie based stuff, and video games. Video games are everything now. A lot of diecast these days sells to middle aged collector/hoarders (who usually take a bath when it comes time to sell).
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,228
    edited November 2013
    My favorite was the Crashmobile. Remember those?

    Your niece needs to learn the Seinfeld turkey trick so she can stuff you into oblivion while she plays with your cars. :D

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  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 7,494
    My absolute favorite Christmas toy was the Playmobile, seen here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIDKrmfvLHU

    I saw it at our A&P supermarket. Looking online, I see they were only sold in food and drug stores--weird.

    My mother said I'd sit for hours in front of that thing. Probably partly responsible for who I am today...LOL

    I remember it being roughly '63 when I got it, but several things online are pointing to it being even earlier. Born in '58, hard to believe I'd remember much of anything prior to '63 when I started school, but who knows?

    I know I loved that toy! Engine sound, wipers worked, turn signal indicators lit up--magical!
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,601
    edited December 2013
    hah, waaaay before my time ;)

    Closest thing to crashed looking toy cars in my day - was this
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