Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
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eBay [HAWL], plus a few vintage toys.

I was watching my nephews playing with their toys recently, and I got to thinking about the toys I had growing up in the Eighties. Strangely enough, I remembered the texture of the tires on Schaper Stompers quite vividly, and it was off to eBay I went. I haven't picked up any of the battery operated models yet, but I did grab a lot of 10 McDonalds Mini-Stompers:

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They're in remarkable shape, not rusty or dirty, with crisp tampos.

Not so lucky is the Knight Industries Two Thousand from Darda that I found in a box of toys last week:

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The pull-back motor still works though!

Of more recent vintage are two Maisto kits I found in the same box.

A 2006 Mustang:

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The engine had a few tampos, but it and the underside were mostly black plastic out of the box, so I painted them for a little more realism.

and a Hummer HX:

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