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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Dedicated Matchbox car thread Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Dedicated Matchbox car thread Reply with quote

Pizza delivery vans. Newer VWs called Caddy.

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https://www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk/en/models/caddy-panel-van.html
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Dedicated Matchbox car thread Reply with quote

Five pack only. Gulf 4x4 bug.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Dedicated Matchbox car thread Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Dedicated Matchbox car thread Reply with quote

Five pack only, VW Delivery Van. A new all plastic take on the old die cast from the 60's.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Dedicated Matchbox car thread Reply with quote

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Five pack only, VW Delivery Van. A new all plastic take on the old die cast from the 60's.

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Both this and the gulf are really cool, but this one is cooler. Maybe they'll start a rerun of the old ones.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Dedicated Matchbox car thread Reply with quote

Two new colors for 2019 Matchbox 1965 Volkswagen Type 3 Fastback
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:13 am    Post subject: Re: Dedicated Matchbox car thread Reply with quote

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Two new colors for 2019 Matchbox 1965 Volkswagen Type 3 Fastback
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I just picked up the white one and while it looked good in the package, out of the package it sucked. The paint was flat, dirty, like it had been played with and the doors on mine don't close or fit correctly. The drivers door is questionable if it the right one for the car.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:17 am    Post subject: Re: Dedicated Matchbox car thread Reply with quote

Matchbox Superfast no. 11 Flying Bug, 1972. A good friend picked this up for me while on vacation at a swapmeet in Paris.

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Have you seen anybody more German looking?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:19 am    Post subject: Re: Dedicated Matchbox car thread Reply with quote

Did Matchbox, HW, JL, ever make 411 or 412 1/64 scale cars?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Dedicated Matchbox car thread Reply with quote

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Have you seen anybody more German looking?

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It looks like the Kraut is missing his helmet. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Dedicated Matchbox car thread Reply with quote

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Did Matchbox, HW, JL, ever make 411 or 412 1/64 scale cars?

No, you would have to look to German makers for those.

Schuco made a nice early 411 two-door. (It's actually 1/66 scale.)
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Siku also made a nice 411 diecast in its V Series. It's on my want list.

The only 412 was made by Stelco. We're talking vintage toys here.
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There was never a model of a 411 or 412 Variant.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:30 am    Post subject: Re: Dedicated Matchbox car thread Reply with quote

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Yes, but I'll probably not pursue it as the car is not in that great a shape. It will have to be a spontaneous swapmeet find.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Dedicated Matchbox car thread Reply with quote

Found these on a rare outing today. 1974 Volkswagen Thing Type 181.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Dedicated Matchbox car thread Reply with quote

Few of my Favorite Matchbox Gift Sets :
1962 G-2 Car Carrier Gift Set w/#25 Volkswagen Saloon
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1970 Superfast G-2 Transporter Superset
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Those are some nice sets. I have about a half dozen of those, loose and well played with.
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2021 8:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Dedicated Matchbox car thread Reply with quote

I have a tan doka. I'm going to test digital camo on this matchbox.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Dedicated Matchbox car thread Reply with quote

I saw this original ad today
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2021 1:05 am    Post subject: Re: Dedicated Matchbox car thread Reply with quote

Fred Bronner was the original and sole distributor of Matchbox cars in the U.S. He must have become very rich. Lesney bought him out in 1964.

Here's my new edition, just came in today.

Lesney Matchbox No. 67-C transitional Fastback.

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This had the Superfast wheels and base, but the red color from the original 67-B regular-wheel version. It was rushed into production to try and save Matchbox sales from the popular new Hot Wheels.
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Ad for the introduction of the Volkswagen 1500 Saloon, one of the last "regular wheel" Matchbox cars for 1969.

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