Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

Quick Update...

Then I’m outta here.
I finally got to spend some time with my sister and her family. She had picked up the 2016 Johnny Lightning Super Beetle for me, and it’s finally here. Now that I have it in hand, I can see I was wrong to turn my nose up at it, saying, as I recall, that it was the same casting that I already have in so many colors.

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Turns out I had judged too quickly. Initially it appears that they made the top fit just a bit better than I remember. I’ll have to find one of the *older* versions to compare and be sure, but I’m happy to have it.

One of the places I look for cast off diecasts is at the local recycling center. I had to bring over my Fax/Phone, as I no longer have a land line, and who faxes anymore?
Since I was there, I felt obligated to go look in the toy bins and see what they had. I have found many a donor vehicle here, good for certain parts and pieces, but well past their useful life as a toy. Didn’t find what I was specifically looking for, but I certainly lucked out a little today:

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On the left is one of the best pieces I’ve ever picked up there. It’s an old Majorette Ferrari, 1/55th scale, with rubber tires and a broken rear suspension. Still, it looks good just sitting there. Unless it’s ever restored, it’s not play-withable because of the broken rear. The color is a metallic red, not the real Ferrari red, but, hey, it’s a freebie. It may wind up on my trades page.
In the middle is a Maisto Dune Buggy/Sandrail that I’ve never seen before. Now that I have one, I want to find more. So, if you have any kicking around that you’re not too attached to, consider a trade with me.
Last, a HWs Big Rig from some Action News channel in the west, based on the call letters. Totally up for trade or I’ll just give it to my neighbor’s grandson.

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That’s all for now. I’m off to a late start today. I didn’t set my alarm and I didn’t set up the coffee pot last night. I gotta run to TRU and return the Pink ones, and look for something else for a specific trade. Hopefully, if my recent luck holds up, I’ll have another update for later.

Ta!

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