Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

Hello fellow LALDiecast people, its time for another Dirty Dozen post, where I go through my childhood cars and see if anything pops out or is interesting.

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This week I thought it would be cool to show purely Majorette diecast cars. Unfortunately, I couldn't find enough at 11 o'clock at night. So now it's a diverse hodgepodge because darn it, I said so!

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Majorette Limousine 1:58 - No 339 - This thing is about as long as the motor home I had in my first Dirty Dozen post. Four opening doors, moon-roof, awkward yellow plastic glass, what's not to love?! Not to mention the boomerang antenna on the trunk just completes the 'royal' feel of it.

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Majorette Land Rover 1:60 No. 266 - Land Rover! Wait a minute...NASA Land Rover! This is pretty simplistic looking when compared to the other land rovers I featured a couple of weeks ago. But the NASA logo makes it so much better. Also, the trailer. I think there use to be a a satellite that goes on it, but I have no clue. It's been like this for as long as I can remember. The only clue as to what the trailer looked like is the image on this Wikipedia page.

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Matchbox TV News Truck 1:73 (1989) - This is the definition of cool. I've never seen a TV News Truck/Van since. The camera on top goes up and down, and the antenna rotates around. This piece is pretty nifty.

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Majorette Toyota Lite Ace 1:52 - No 216 - Growing up, I thought this was just a 'minivan'. Now I know it's a Toyota minivan, pre-FWD era. I cannot contain my joy for having this diecast. The trunk actually moves up and down, and I love the 'camper' roof.

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Playart Datsun 240z - So I just thought this was an old HW car when I picked it up to debate if I wanted to use it for the Dirty Dozen. To my surprise, it said Playart on the bottom. which is a Hong Kong based diecast company. Anyways, this car has seen some better days. The front bump is really messed up, but the rest of it, with it's decayed body, looks amazing. The racing numbers are a nice touch too!

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Hot Wheels (1990) - So since it seems HW's loves to make their cars a mystery, I'd have to say this is a truck. Which one is it, great question! the body is plastic, which is why it looks great after all of these years. Sort of a cheap feel when you hold it. The bed of the truck is full of speakers, for, you know, bass or something....

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Mattel (1989) - So as philipilip already knows, apparently Mattel likes to make cars that don't say "Hot Wheels" on them. This is one of them. Without a doubt, this is a HW's car. The white wall tires are amazingly good look, the purple color on the hot rod body looks gorgeous, and the flames push the car into an 'epic' look.

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Hot Wheels (1990) - Ah, another plastic car. And another car that HW's decided not to identify. This is probably a Pontiac Trans Sport, or something very similar. For a plastic car, this is pretty cool. I love the long nose of it, the two-tone body color, and that its so different from other minivans now-a-days.

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Hot Wheels (1989) - At least HW's is consistent in not putting the car name on the car. Plus, plastic. If you can't tell it already, it's a BMW M3. Doesn't look half bad, except the rims. I don't really like them. They look so aftermarket....

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Yatming V.W. Scirocco No 1068 - So a Yatming is another Hong Kong based diecast manufacturer, who knew? And I was surprised to see this was a Scirocco. I mean, a Scirocco, I wouldn't expect to see any mention of it here in the states. Still, I'm glad to have it, and I'm wondering 'how' I got this car in my collection....

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Yatming No.1071 - Mystery game! I had to actually research this one. Its a Chevy Chevette, apparently. This looks so much like a Michigan car; the body is decayed, the suspension is shot, but its still drivable....barely...

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Maisto Viper - Viper! An American super car, or something vaguely similar to the concept. Somehow I have two, not sure how that happened. The body looks great, but I did wish they would of put paint for the tail and headlights. It would of made the appearance so much better.

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And as always, which one did you guys like the most?

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