Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

I am actually in the middle of two iHWEPs with the majority of our Australian cohort, Mr. Tinfoil Hat, and Small Scale Sydney. This package came from Sir Tinfoil. He’s getting some nice UTEs (of course), and I decided to trade for a box containing 1/2 kg of 1:64 Wellies, whichever and however many that may be. Since I didn’t really know what was in the box, I just about ran through my front door when I saw the box on the porch.

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This has got to be the most efficiently packed box of diecast cars ever. Archduke Tinfoil gave me the choice of keeping the cards intact, or cutting them so he could fit in more cars. “Cut ‘em!” was my immediate reply.

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Here they are, all awaiting parole.

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Free at last! After their long and arduous journey.

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I’m quite impressed by the quality of the castings. Especially when you consider the $1 AU price tag that Baron Von Tinfoil paid for these. They aren’t perfect, but I’m happy with them. Some of these will stay as is. Some will be either customized or donate their wheels or both, and I may eventually trade some of them on. I must say that I really enjoyed the surprise, and it’s fun to get my hands on something not available here. Next up, Imma have Lord Tinfoil send me some Majorettes. I haven’t seen any of them stateside in roughly 20 years. I’m already compiling more UTEs to send his way.

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What is strange is that the Earl of Tinfoil, Small Scale Sydney and myself all sent our packages within a day or two of each other. Yet this is the only one to arrive, and it came about a week and a half ago. International shipping be weird!

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