Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
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It’s been a while since someone gave us an Australian Exclusive. Matchbox and Hot Wheels used to...but it’s been a long time between drinks. So “Welcome back” to Majorette and thanks for thinking of us!

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Illustration for article titled Majorette Monday: Australian Exclusive S.O.S Cars

The Aussie Exclusives come in a 3-Pack of Emergency Vehicles, or “S.O.S Cars” as Majorette calls them, and the Mustang Police car is definitely the centerpiece here. And it is a nice looking thing indeed. It’s just too bad that the Mustang failed the local Police test after only three minutes...

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So it’s still not certain that the Mustang will replace our local V8 Holdens and Fords after production ends next year (RIP). But apparently Ford is working on a fix, so here’s hoping. The alternatives are the Volvo S60 Polestar and VW Golf R Wagon. Shudder...

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Illustration for article titled Majorette Monday: Australian Exclusive S.O.S Cars

The next model is the Renault Master as an Ambulance. It makes a reasonable (if a bit generic) impression of the real thing.

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Illustration for article titled Majorette Monday: Australian Exclusive S.O.S Cars
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However, we do use Mercedes Sprinter Vans here - but I don’t think too many people would even notice the difference.

Illustration for article titled Majorette Monday: Australian Exclusive S.O.S Cars
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And the last model is an MAN TGS Fire Engine - with movable ladder. I’m a sucker for moving parts on diecast, so that definitely appeals:

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Illustration for article titled Majorette Monday: Australian Exclusive S.O.S Cars

Our Fire Services use a wide variety of trucks - I’m not sure if MAN trucks are in the mix, but I can’t see a reason why they wouldn’t be.

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Illustration for article titled Majorette Monday: Australian Exclusive S.O.S Cars

So thanks to Majorette for giving us that bit of local flavour, and keep up the good work!

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