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  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaPosts: 5,440

    That's why I just let my 4 year old play with most of my die cast. He's into the taking it apart phase now, as he's curious of what's inside and how they're put together. That and he likes watching crach test clips on YouTube with me. I thought about buying him a vintage "Incredible Crash Dummies" set but those are pretty pricey on Ebay.

    boomchek: driven 10,000+ cars, sold 1000+ cars, owned 50+ cars

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,251

    I let my son play with some of my cars, but even then he was never te type of kid who destroyed things. Even the cars he played with look almost new.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,251

    This was my one and only shot at building a diorama; I used a limited edition 1/87 scale kit from Faller. I added the base, foliage, and additional Herpa vehicles(the kit came with a couple as well. All three buildings are lighted and the turntables in the showroom rotate as well.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,092

    Neat. I like 1:87 buildings and cars. I have maybe a couple dozen HO cars, gotta limit the hoard.

    A couple years ago, I bought a couple old Matchbox from a train guy, and he gave me this vintage 1:87 gas station - a good place for parking my 1:87 fintails:

    He had a bunch of other vintage plastic HO buildings, also of German origin, that I could have bought for nothing, but I really had no use for them. I probably should have got them anyway.

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,251

    Nice! Faller also produced a Mercedes dealership a few years ago; haven't seen one for sale recently, however.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,092

    I remember that MB dealer, I think it used the same hexagonal building as the BMW dealer you have, but multi levels, and very elaborate.

    Germans are into scale models - any good toy shop will have a big selection of HO vehicles and buildings. Much of it is for model railroading, which remains big there - but some collect the cars, too.

    Speaking of Herpa, back in the 90s I bought a Herpa W140. I still have it, sitting in its box on a shelf, something like this. Amazing detail for 1:87

  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaPosts: 5,440

    That's a nice W140. I picked up a Herpa Audi A8 for 25 cents from my buddy's toy stand at a Robot/Transformer toy swap meet. At another table I picked up a bunch of mint vintage hotwheels (no boxes) for a couple of bucks. Including one old Hot Wheels crackup (like in the photo except white)

    It was in decent shape until my son and I started crashing it lol.

    boomchek: driven 10,000+ cars, sold 1000+ cars, owned 50+ cars

  • steverstever Posts: 52,462

    Visiting my sister this week and noticed she has a 1970 Matchbox MINI on her dresser. Pretty beat up. Let me know if it's worth anything and I'll take a pic of it before sneaking it into my briefcase. :D

  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,092

    I remember crack-ups, but I think I only had one, which was kind of a police car based on what looked like a mid 80s DeVille. Long gone. 80s Hot Wheels are usually worth a few bucks apiece if they are nice - the line with rubber tires can be worth more.

    A ~1970 Matchbox mini in average beat up condition might be worth $1 to the right person :)

  • lemkolemko Philadelphia, PAPosts: 15,306


    Here's a collection of really nice fintails for ya!

  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaPosts: 5,440

    @[email protected] said:
    Visiting my sister this week and noticed she has a 1970 Matchbox MINI on her dresser. Pretty beat up. Let me know if it's worth anything and I'll take a pic of it before sneaking it into my briefcase. :D

    I have one as well, a red one. Don't think they're worth much in rough shape. Maybe a buck or two?

    boomchek: driven 10,000+ cars, sold 1000+ cars, owned 50+ cars

  • steverstever Posts: 52,462

    @fintail, lol, knowing my sister, I bet she paid $10 for it.

  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,092

    I've seen a few of those, all ~1:43 releases in the past 5 years or so. Waiting for one to be released in my color.

    @lemko said:
    Here's a collection of really nice fintails for ya!

  • lemkolemko Philadelphia, PAPosts: 15,306

    Look what I stumbled upon! Me like!

  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 11,277

    That is pretty amazing! And they actually made it a Bel Air instead of an Impala which would probably have been easier.

    Whoops--looks like Impala seat upholstery. ;)

  • berriberri Posts: 10,140

    What is that taxi, around a 74?

  • lemkolemko Philadelphia, PAPosts: 15,306

    @berri said:
    What is that taxi, around a 74?

    1973 Chevrolet Bel Air.

  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,092

    Looks like the taxi is available as a normal car, too

  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 11,277
    edited March 2014

    Yep, Impala interior, but still...pretty impressive. I always thought this angle of those cars showed what a modern style it was, despite its massive size. I always thought the '74 Dodge Monaco was modeled after these Chevys--maybe that's why I liked the '74's more than the previous few years of big Dodges! Both have peaked front fenders and the windshield, A pillars and rear door cutouts are very close.

  • lemkolemko Philadelphia, PAPosts: 15,306

    Holy Smoke! This kid looks like he's driving my Brougham! The car seems to be the right color and it even has the wreath trim around the door lock like my ride!

    "Matchbox collectable cars are promoted in this award winning print advertising campaign featuring young drivers in the Cadillac Fleetwood, Ford Mustang and Cadillac Eldorado. Click on the images below to see larger copies designed for outdoor advertising."

  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 11,277

    You said you were young when you bought that Caddy....

  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,092

    Funny. I read that ad campaign is by a German firm of all things - but as many Germans do like old American barges, I can see it. Maybe Matchbox will make a model of a Fleetwood from that era - the company has made a few really nice Cadillac models over the years.

  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    edited September 2014
    Went to the local "Mexican" flea market today and saw one booth with lots of beat up Matchbook and off-brand cars. Lots of old chrome car logos at another booth. The carne asada was sold out though. :'(
  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    Bunch of Mini Coopers.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,092
    Seller probably has 2-3x that into them. Modern material is usually a bad investment.
    stever said:

    Bunch of Mini Coopers.

  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    Probably just enjoyed collecting them until their real MINI broke their bank account. B)
  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaPosts: 5,440
    Few cars i built out of Legos for my son: VW Vanagon with a flat 4 cylinder engine mounted in the rear connected to a working diff; and a Jeep Wrangler, also with a 4 cylinder engine (I only have a 4 cylinder block from Technic), with a driveshaft connected to a working diff.

    boomchek: driven 10,000+ cars, sold 1000+ cars, owned 50+ cars

  • fintailfintail Posts: 48,092
    Wow, the Vanagon is pretty cool
  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaPosts: 5,440
    edited February 2015

    Thanks Fintail, it took us (me) forever to build it. Like several weeks. When building these vehicles out of imagination it's a bit of an engineering project. First we buitl the chassis, including functioning steering, and a true rear mounted flat 4 cylinder engine with the little Technic pistons that moved. The engine was connected to a rear diff.

    It had moving and reclining front seats, working steering, with a secondary steering shaft coming up through the roof so that it could be steered from the top, a shifter with rubber band resistance (not connected to anything), and an opening in the cargo area so that the engine could be seen.

    The chassis was ok until I started building the body which made everything sag like crazy so I had to reinforce the suspension several times because the thing weighed about 4-5 pounds after it was all finished.

    I have more fun building them than actually playing with them. My son plays with them and then we tear it apart and build something else.
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    boomchek: driven 10,000+ cars, sold 1000+ cars, owned 50+ cars

  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaPosts: 5,440


    boomchek: driven 10,000+ cars, sold 1000+ cars, owned 50+ cars

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