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Big things with little cars

Swap Meet HAWL

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Well I went to a diecast swap meet this past Sunday and I picked up these.

The blue Saab is a Majorette with opening doors and a few paint scratches. The Copper Rover is a Matchbox Superfast with the sliding sunroof.

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I also picked up the two carded Matchbox and the Transit Supervan Hot Wheels as none of them have shown up so far in any Toronto-area store I visit. I’d guess that the Heritage Real Riders batch with the Supervan never showed up, as the Altered Ego and Bubble Gunner from Wave 1 warmed the pegs everywhere for quite a long time, and further Waves (both Real Riders and Redlines) weren’t ordered.

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Most booths just had carded Hot Wheels from the last dozen years and Johnny Lightning from the last dozen years. A couple had a number of trays of loose 80s Hot Wheels in decent condition, including a few Omni 024s, Citations, and LeCars, but they were priced a bit high for their condition (scratched/poor or cracked paint/mildly bent axles), so I didn’t pick any up. A couple of the other booths had boxed Tomicas from the early 2000s and various uncarded Matchbox New Superfast, but I didn’t bring enough money to get the 3 for $25 deal, and didn’t want to pay $10 each.

Overall, it was a pretty cool experience for my first time, and I’ll probably go again next month - it’s a monthly thing.

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