A couple of weeks ago, I’d asked if there was anyone here from Thailand. I had an upcoming vacation and I was wondering where to look in Thailand to pick up a few die-cast cars.

While I did not get any response, once I was there last week, I walked into a 7/11 to pick up some gum and noticed that there were a few (largely empty) pegs in there. From then on, my eyes were open. And I was able to pick these up from the airport duty free areas in Koh Samui (the Opel and the AMG GT) and Bangkok* (the 3 pack).

Majorette Racing Series Opel Adam R2 #33 ADAC
Majorette Limited Edition Mercedes-AMG GT
Majorette Limited Edition Series 3 (3 pack) - Nissan GTR, Chevy Camaro, Jaguar F-Type

Prices wise, I was a little surprised though. The older Open Adam from Majorette’s 2015 catalog cost me ~USD 3, while each of the Special Editions worked out to around USD 3.5. These are prices comparable to those in India where these beauties are imported into.

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Even bigger surprise was seeing the THB 350 price tag ($10.25) on a lonely 356 from the Air Cooled Car Culture series. That’s eBay level prices, not something that I’d expect to see at a retailer’s peg - even if it was an airport’s duty free outlet.

Noting the disapproving eye cast by the wife, I chose to leave the lonely Air Cooled 356 on the peg and walked out just with the Majorette 3 pack. Sigh.

I will now have to keep watching the Bay or Amazon for it.

*Suvarnabhumi translates to “Land of the Gold” and is the name of Bangkok’s international airport.