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.

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Next thing out was this Chevrolet Veraneio by IXO.

and then, this interesting Gurgel, also by IXO

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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)

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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.)

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It came with a crappy little 1/64 helicopter?

No idea why it says “Heavy Duty”

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Cool Kraz 256B.

this open-box Gaz M 72 whose bumper fell off and got lost immediately...

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Hon Hon Hon...


So lots of cool vehicles.

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Learned a really good lesson with this order, but that’s for another time.