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    Machetes and chains should also be included.

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    available as a set on Lazada

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    i was intrigued when i first saw this thread, as i collect model cars, however having actually seen them in the metal, i dont think i will bother. they are tiny and of very poor quality, although as playthings they are up to the job.

    strange thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile
    strange thread
    The rest of us buy the toys for our kids mate.

    Be interesting to see your models

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    i was intrigued when i first saw this thread, as i collect model cars, however having actually seen them in the metal, i dont think i will bother. they are tiny and of very poor quality, although as playthings they are up to the job.

    strange thread.
    I collect Corgi cars from the 60's - I have a mint unused 267 James Bond Aston Martin original, probably the pick of my collection.

    I think the novelty of the Thai taxis would be fun, but not as a collection that will appreciate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    I collect Corgi cars from the 60's - I have a mint unused 267 James Bond Aston Martin original, probably the pick of my collection.
    I had one in the sixties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    I collect Corgi cars from the 60's - I have a mint unused 267 James Bond Aston Martin original, probably the pick of my collection.
    I had one in the sixties.
    Didn't we all the best selling toy Xmas '66 I think - you should have kept it in the box and not played with it.

    But, no you were selfish and played with it! I bet you lost Oddjob and his spare within the first week.

    The original was gold as the company were trying to pre-empt the Goldfinger movie.
    The real car was silver and changed on subsequent models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Now we just need to arrange somewhere to go one evening a week for a Taxi and Mont Claire lads evening.
    Invite Punter to the match box taxi club meet up on his next trip.

    When you get back from the hong nam the taxis will all be found on tiny little lego bricks with the wheels missing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
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    I collect Corgi cars from the 60's - I have a mint unused 267 James Bond Aston Martin original, probably the pick of my collection.
    I had one in the sixties.
    Didn't we all the best selling toy Xmas '66 I think - you should have kept it in the box and not played with it.

    But, no you were selfish and played with it! I bet you lost Oddjob and his spare within the first week.
    I don't remember Oddjob but I remember playing with my car in a very dusty (dry mud) school playing field.
    Nev has style

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    I had one in the sixties.
    Always nice to read something that makes us Born In The 80's kids feel young.


    Had about 6 model Ferraris (Testarossa up to the Marinello iirc) and a Jordon F1 jacket signed by Damon Hill from a track day.


    The Thai taxis probably drive faster.

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    ^ It was the late sixties, Luigi, so I'm not as old as I look. I'm just pleased I can still remember it from all those years ago. At the time, Thailand was just a place that appeared in my stamp collection. Alas, no toy Thai taxis.

    Anyway, when I mentioned the Taxi and Mont Clair lads' evening, I had you and Dillinger in mind. I'll bring the Lays crisps.

    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
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    Now we just need to arrange somewhere to go one evening a week for a Taxi and Mont Claire lads evening.
    Invite Punter to the match box taxi club meet up on his next trip.

    When you get back from the hong nam the taxis will all be found on tiny little lego bricks with the wheels missing.

    Punty can sit outside on the doorstep with Pat, smoking and reminiscing of the good times they once shared.

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    Your just after my spare red taxi

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile
    i was intrigued when i first saw this thread, as i collect model cars, however having actually seen them in the metal, i dont think i will bother. they are tiny and of very poor quality, although as playthings they are up to the job.

    strange thread.
    my daughter is 3. we push them around on the floor.

    bit stranger a grown man collecting toy cars don'tcha think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong
    bit stranger a grown man collecting toy cars don'tcha think?
    People collect stranger things. Like ex-wives or stamps or fountain pens or watches or...

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    ...Teakdoor quotes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile
    i was intrigued when i first saw this thread, as i collect model cars, however having actually seen them in the metal, i dont think i will bother. they are tiny and of very poor quality, although as playthings they are up to the job.

    strange thread.
    my daughter is 3. we push them around on the floor.

    bit stranger a grown man collecting toy cars don'tcha think?
    people who collect "things" either do so in the hope that the objects they collect will accrue value over time, or they are smitten by the unexplainable nostalgia bug.

    i would love to find a decent model of the thai taxi, say 1:43 or 1:32 scale.

    i am nostalgic for the british cars of the fifties, sixties and seventies that my dad used to talk about and that i would see on the streets. a collection brings back pleasant thoughts. when your kids grow up, they will remember those toys, and the taxis they see on the streets everyday and hopefully when they have finished playing with them, you wont throw them away, but keep them for when the nostalgia bug bites.

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    Could be a nice little investment to hide away in the attic and forget about..
    You know, like those unopened Star Wars toys from the 70s that are worth thousands now..


    oh.. actually maybe not

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    Had a look on e-bay and that Aston Martin is 40 quid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Had a look on e-bay and that Aston Martin is 40 quid.
    The correct model no is 261 (I think I said 267 originally) - very difficult to get one mint unused in box. With secret agent sticker, extra oddjob unopened.

    If you can find one for $500 you will be doing well.

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    ah yeah, fair enough. i was talking about the 267.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile
    i would love to find a decent model of the thai taxi, say 1:43 or 1:32 scale.
    Yep a Toyota Corolla is such an enthralling car I am sure someone will make a model that can be repainted?

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    i have a very well made 1:32 scale hilux vigo 4 door, and if the hilux is available, then i'm sure the corolla is too.

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    Had a few corgi and Dinky knocking about since i was a kid.



    Our collecting got out of hand a few years ago, literally coming home with dozens every weekend from the car boot sale.

    Had to bin all the crap plastic ones.

    Now we have a few hundred diecast Corgi,Matchbox, Hotwheels, Dinky in two massive boxes in the play room.

    When the boys have friends around to play, they carn't believe the variety and shapes of older vehicles.

    All played with and scratched to ribbons as they should be.

    However i do have well hidden, Mint 1980's Renault GT Turbo boxed.

    Ferrari's and Porshce's are ten a penny, try and find an old Mini Metro or Escort Mk1.

    If your interested, go to ebay type in Dinky and select most expensive first, you'll have a heart attack.

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    I bought a red one today ... for my grandkids .... whenever they might arrive in this world. Be prepared, na.

    See how shiny the wheels are. Better than the real thing.


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