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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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Have you seen anybody more German looking?

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It looks like the Kraut is missing his helmet. Laughing


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 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: 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: 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: 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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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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White 50th Anniversary
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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: 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: 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: 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 4:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Dedicated Matchbox car thread Reply with quote

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

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:35 am    Post subject: Re: Dedicated Matchbox car thread Reply with quote

Yeah, comparing the two in the photo above makes it clear the new one was pretty careless, and was not based on the old model. The curves of the hood and front/rear glass are wrong in the new one.

Interesting how the older model used an "outie" for the body gap lines, while the new one uses an "innie." While technically the "innie" is more correct, visually the crisper line of the "outie" looks truer overall, probably due to the feature thinness and lack of paint filling the new model's gaps.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Dedicated Matchbox car thread Reply with quote

Wow, what an interesting reboot.

With all due respect to the cats at Matchbox, I think I'd still rather hunt for a clean original.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Dedicated Matchbox car thread Reply with quote

It is funny that although Matchbox has always pursued greater scale and detail accuracy than HW- they more frequently have an unlikely model year printed on the package!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Dedicated Matchbox car thread Reply with quote

The two are very different, probably shared nothing in design or molds.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Dedicated Matchbox car thread Reply with quote

'65 Fastbacks do exist! Smile

They started in 1966 for those who don't know - sort of a website inside joke as people sometimes advertise Fastbacks as 1965

It's cool they came put with that again, I'll look for one
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Dedicated Matchbox car thread Reply with quote

Big differences when seen side by side. Makes me wonder if there were other casting differences over the past fifty years?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Dedicated Matchbox car thread Reply with quote

Kudos to Matchbox for reissuing this toy, hopefully it gets more kids interested in our odd little (Type 3) corner of classic VWs.

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And the comparison to an original (noted as no.67, Volkswagen 1600TL)


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The differences would indicate that Matchbox did not use the same tooling as the original.
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