Rich pickings in the UK again……

Well, being back in the UK has its advantages –

I normally ensure that a weekend is taken in at some stage in the proceedings so that I can pay a pilgrimage to ModelZone in Croydon for my 1/43 fix and bargains and also Allders “ToyTown” in the vain hope of finding ANY 1-75…..

Just as an aside, there is – quite worryingly – a lack of peg space for 1-75 in TRU, Croydon as well as HW – I have no idea as to who is stocking these items in the SE these days, but it seems that Mattel have virtually stopped distributing in the SE and London areas – again, only a matter of time before the range of Matchbox will be killed off. You just have to look at the amount of space given to character toys, and Mattel must be raking it in with the Cars 2 character range.

So here is a summary of what was added to the collection (and will be subsequently blogged about):


Ford Granada 2.8i S (MkII)
Subaru Impreza Turbo
Ford Capri 3.0 S (Bodie’s Capri – UOO 303 T)

ModelZone bargain bin:

all in 1/43 from a European Magazine collection similar to that of the Opel Collection in Germany:

Ferrari Testarossa
Ferrari 288 GTO
Ferrari 360 Modena

Matchbox 1-75:

MB33 Porsche Pananamera
MB48 Mini Van (yes, another black one!)


1963 Studebaker Champ

Pixar Cars:

TRU Gift Set – Toyko Spy Mix Up

Needless to say, this little lot has set me back a few quid, but some birthday cash has come in handy.

If not this time, all these models will be captured on film at some stage, and then blogged about. Stay tuned folks. 


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