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Do you guys get matchbox cars there? If so do they come in the type of cars actually sold in your part of the world? Just curious?
 

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Yes we have match box cars out here and they are of cars that are sold in this country. I am not sure about the local manufactured models though!
 

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On the topic of Matchbox cars, i saw a genuine match box 1:24 scale of a Silver Jaguar XJ220. $40.00 from memory. I am seriously thinking of getting it, a good addition to my EF. :p :p

If i do get it, i'll post a pic of it...
 

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I have a Viper GTS matchbox car, but would love to see the XR's in matchbox form! :D
 

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Venom, what scale is it. I got a Viper GTS as well in 1:43.
I wish they made the falcon in 1:24 that would be sweeeet.
Oh yeah i got a Maroon Falcon in 1:43 as well, :D
but sadly all my models are of different sizes, i can really start a collection theme.
:( :( :( :(
 

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Not sure of the scale or manufacturer but I have seen T series cars as well as XRs. Not much bigger than match box size
 

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Not sure of the scale or manufacturer but I have seen T series cars as well as XRs. Not much bigger than match box size
Yeah, they are 1/43 scale, but they dont have the Matchbox price @ around $40 :(. You can pick up the T Series one at FTE dealerships, and theres 2 colours, Maroon and Silver.
There also a XR8 Series 1, which came in 4 colours, White, Red, Silver and Blue. The White and Red versions were the first edition and they would be a bit harder to find now.


Another company makes 1/43 scale Phase IIIs in about a dozen original colours.

The XR8 and TS-50 is made by Paradise Garage and the Phase IIIs are made buy Biante.
 

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All the major Ford V8 Supercar teams have matchbox car models.. These come in 1/64th scale..
I have the almighty no 17 car sitting here on my desk ..

Classic Carlectables are the company that puts these out.. as well as the larger sizes mentioned here previously..


Does anyone have any tips on where to get the AU1's that Martin mentioned...
 

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Funnily enough, I picked up my 1/43 AU1 XR8 (silver) from my local Toyworld! They seem to stock all the Paradise Garage stuff, and the price is lineball with other places too.

DAMN what I would give for a little model EL XR8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Got a little EF Castrol Matchbox V8 Supercar, but it's not an EL and not an XR8 :) I want a 1/18 or larger replica of my very own baby.... and I want it now!!!! :nuts: :cussing:
 

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Yeah i wanted an EF Wagon in my colour, but had to settle for the EF Futura Marron, hehehe i think it's auto as well :D

Chaps,
Yeah another good store for rare stuff is Sherriff Mini Cars in Church St Parramatta. Also there is another specialist diecast model hop in clarence st City, forgot what the place is called, but the shop is below street level.

I guess it's just matter of luck where you find them.
 

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V8 Supercars

Just wondering if anyone collects the Classic Carlectables, 1:18 V8 supercar range. If you don't you should.

Check them out @ http://www.classiccarlectables.com.au/

Just recived an e-mail from them and at the stage they are not going to make the new Gibson Falcon (Doh), something to do with the current contract situation
 

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Yes I have the FTR version. Alos have a viper like some of the others have said.

My pride and joy though is an RC FTR car.
 

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HSE2 said:
Yes I have the FTR version. Alos have a viper like some of the others have said.

My pride and joy though is an RC FTR car.
Is it the petrol or electric version that you have?
 

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My RC car is a Toyota Hilux Monster racer, mildly worked with full ball bearing option, a big block electric motor will be comming in soon(been thinking about that for ages). yeah Petrol is the way to go for RC cars. I want a Cobra R Mustang for my next RC car.

I'll have to post some piccies of the beast....:p :p :p
 

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good stuff. They are great fun, well they are until they get airborn at around 30kmh and crash that is:wink2:
 
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