I love Taobao. I can order cheap models, and even with shipping, it remains fairly cheap. It’s also easier to order quantities at a time.
I ordered 15 models, and with shipping, it averaged out to about $11 shipped a pop, which was alright when I ordered them.
First thing out, and packed very well, was this Jiefang CA-30A truck. It’s a clone of the Russian Zil-157, but with differently shaped front fenders.
Next thing out was this Chevrolet Veraneio by IXO.
and then, this interesting Gurgel, also by IXO
This gorgeous Zil 111G by DeAgostini
This cool FIat Ritmo, Also by DeAgostini (whose side mirror snapped off from getting bounced around in the packaging)
A Zil 131, a Kraz 255, and a Ural 375D!
(ordered 2 of each of these to give as gifts)
This interesting short car hauler. (seems like it’s supposed to have a trailer, but doesn’t.)
It came with a crappy little 1/64 helicopter?
No idea why it says “Heavy Duty”
Cool Kraz 256B.
this open-box Gaz M 72 whose bumper fell off and got lost immediately...
Hon Hon Hon...
So lots of cool vehicles.
Learned a really good lesson with this order, but that’s for another time.