We love a Unimog!

One of the few vehicles my cuz and I can both agree on liking is that four wheeled hardy perennial ...
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Underground, Overground – My Wombling Adventure!

I can’t tell you how much I love this new job of mine! I don’t strictly regard it as a ...
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Diecast Ford Zephyr Estate!

I like an unusual model be that an unusual model of a common vehicle or vice versa. You often find ...
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My hobby has turned into a job!

As I write this, I still can’t believe what has happened to me over the last few months. To say ...
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Dodge Charger – Just a Good Old Diecast Model

If you’re looking for a clean-cut American screen idol that won't disappoint you in real life and won't end up ...
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Unearthing an Early Tinplate Toy Discovery

In with a recent purchase of motley old toys was a very old tin plate car, or rather some of ...
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Lamborghini Marzal

In 1967 Lamborghini made a very striking and yet rather classy looking 4-seater called the Marzal. Designed by Marcello Gandini, ...
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Tri-ang Treat

Have you seen a Tri-ang racing car like this one? It looks to be a pretty early model; I'm guessing ...
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Johnny Lightning & Racing Champions Mint 1:64 by Mac Ragan

My addiction to collecting 1:64 is still all consuming! I cant believe that I am actually getting over my obsession ...
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Can you identify this Mystery Tinplate Toy Plane?

Right folks, your help is required. What the deuce is this fun little flying mouse I've just purchased?I have searched every ...
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Auto Replicas No. 36 1958 Jaguar XK150

This is a great looking model. A white metal model which we bought ready made - you could also buy ...
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I don’t know much about Johnny Lightning diecast – so meet a man who does!

My toy collection has changed a lot over the last few years. Not only is it a lot smaller thanks ...
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20 Web Pages for Matchbox Car Collectors to Die (cast) For!!!

Did you like the joke?? to ..Die (Cast) for?? Get it?Anyway...moving on swiftly, on one of our regular trips to ...
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Bing Model Boat Discovery!

If there is one thing in a job lot that will catch my eye it will be something that I ...
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The Matchbox Car I Love to Hate!

Before I start, I’d just like to thank some of the collecting fraternity I have befriended on social media for ...
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Corgi 300 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

A rather attractive Corgi Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has come my way lately, this one is in the red 'plated effect' ...
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Siku To The Rescue!

Today's treasure is a Siku Mercedes LP 608 recovery truck in the classic yellow ADAC livery. I think this one ...
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It’s a Gas!

Take a look at this little gem that Postman Steve has just delivered to me!it's a 1:43 scale model of ...
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My Latest Diecast Purchase

Meet the latest addition to my Scirocco collection!It's a 1970s Mk1 in 1:43 scale made by Auto Pilen in Spain ...
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Corgi Jaguar XJ12C

One of my favourite models, actually it's arguably more of a toy than a model but let's not argue, is ...
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Auto Pilen- Excelente Espanol Modelo!

Here is a maker you might not be familiar with, but you should - Auto Pilen of Alicante produced a ...
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Downsizing your toy collection isn’t as bad as you think!

“You need to get rid of some stuff!”She was never one to mince her words, my mum. I knew what ...
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Are Hot Wheels the Best Toy Ever?

It's a simple question and the simple answer is yes, they are, and the reasons are many and varied.The range ...
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Dusty Discoveries

Have you ever found an old toy, maybe just long forgotten in a rotting shed or even somewhere unexpected like ...
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Is this Matchbox Diecast Original or is it a Re-paint? What do you think?

Collecting diecast model cars is a fantastic hobby and just one of its many benefits is its ability to create ...
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Is this a rare Diecast? An Unidentified Dinky Variant???

I recently purchase a job lot of diecast and included in it was a Dinky 984 Auto Services Transporter (1958-63) ...
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The Diecast Rover SD1 Post You Always Wanted to Read!

1976 was a big year for Britain and I'm not talking about the arrival of the epic heatwave or Martine ...
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The Day I Met………… Stirling Moss!

We have recently decided to embark on a massive adventure, the wife and me.One which will test our mental agility, ...
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50 Shades Of Dinky Toys

One of the attractions of collecting Dinky toys and the like is the wide range of colours they came in ...
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Toy Detectives eBay Prime Suspects 14 Sept 2018

Friday 14th Sept 2018Welcome to this weeks eBay Prime Suspects post!Each week we highlight 10 collectible toys the Toy Detectives ...
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10 types of toy collector seen at Swap-Meets

Wandering around toy fairs, flea markets and swap meets is something I have been brought up with. I think I ...
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What advice would you give to a newbie diecast collector?

This was a subject of great debate between me and Baz recently.We were reminiscing over a brew (which was a ...
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My 3 Ultimate Steve McQueen Diecast Model Cars

As we drove home from an auction yesterday, Baz and I discussed one of our newly acquired items. We’d managed ...
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Some must have 1967 Cadillac Eldorado diecasts

Cadillac has been busy making motor cars for an incredible 116 years - and now that I have said the ...
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Collecting diecast model cars helps me cope with grief..and with life!

Who’d have thought it – these tiny representations of vehicles both actual and imaginary that grace our highways and byways ...
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Diecast Model Car Restoration Is it….ART?

A well know German car firm have a tradition of having people decorate their cars but have you ever thought ...
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Beware the Intercrystaline Corrosion!

Intercrystaline, it sounds quite nice doesn't it? But, the fact is its bad news if you have it!Most collectors of ...
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Got a mystery diecast? Look closer – the clues are there!

If you come across an unusual looking model that you don't recognise then take a closer look at it.Chances are ...
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My A-Z favourite Diecast Model Cars!

This is my list of different models from different manufacturers.Check these beauties out:  Altaya Yugo 45 - go on you know ...
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Check this rare 1960’s toy Batmobile we found!

WOW! You dont see many of these around!All Batman toy fans will know that this is a desirable toy.Bazza and ...
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There’s more to diecast model car collecting than Dinky Toys!

Whilst I love a Dinky as much as the next person there are so many other makers past and present ...
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My Diecast Model Car Collecting Highlights – Part 1

Scarborough; a very warm day; July 1974. I was seven years old.We had family on the East Coast and we ...
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Your Dream Car…In Diecast

I bet there is a car you have always wanted to own but just isn't practical to own and use, ...
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My Diecast Model Car Collecting Highlights – Part 2

July 1990. I’d been studying at Polytechnic (those of a certain age will know what these are!) for 4 years ...
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The Diecast Toy Collecting Bug!

What is it about miniature versions of things that capture people’s imaginations so?Let’s not think too hard about it as ...
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What’s the True Worth of Collectible Diecast Model Cars?

I don’t have many rules in my passion for collecting. I’ve tried to adhere to certain things which I suppose ...
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