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#371 of 545 Re: Friend Came Through for Me Again! [lemko]
Dec 29, 2011 (9:28 am)
Is this a porcelain one? I have some Danbury Mint Corvettes, along with a Corvette shelf. When I started ordering them I didn't realize they were made out of porcelain or some sort of a similiar material.
#372 of 545 E class for fintail
Dec 29, 2011 (9:34 am)
I bought my son a bus set that came with two W210's, one a taxi cab, the other a normal version. Both plastic and about 1:43 scale, maybe a tad bigger. I think I play with my son's car toys as much as he does.
#373 of 545 Re: E class for fintail [boomchek]
Dec 29, 2011 (11:17 am)
Those are odd to be in production today, I wonder who makes those, maybe New Bright or Welly or something
#374 of 545 Re: E class for fintail [fintail]
Dec 29, 2011 (12:15 pm)
They're actually made by FastLane, a cheap toy company that makes products for Toys R Us. Some of their 1:64 scale cars almost look like knockoffs of older Matchbox. They also make car playsets and are quite reasonably priced.
My son also has this parking garage that I regularly play with, made by same company.
#375 of 545 Re: E class for fintail [boomchek]
Dec 29, 2011 (12:53 pm)
Hmm...Matchbox made a ~1:64 W210 back in the day too, I wonder if this new version is kind of a "scaled up" copy.
When it comes to diecast, there seem to be no design rights - Matchbox was being copied almost from day one.
#376 of 545 Re: Friend Came Through for Me Again! [boomchek]
Dec 29, 2011 (1:41 pm)
No, this is a diecast. The odd lighting does make it look porcelain. I tried taking several shots, but this was the one that came out best.
Here's a website with much better pictures of the model:
Danbury Mint 1959 Pontiac
#377 of 545 Re: E class for fintail [fintail]
Dec 29, 2011 (1:44 pm)
Shoot, I still have that Matchbox E-Class and still in the original package no less!
#378 of 545 Re: E class for fintail [lemko]
Dec 29, 2011 (3:13 pm)
I have a couple of those too, a silver one, and a darker one. Silver one is like this:
#379 of 545 Re: E class for fintail [lemko]
Dec 29, 2011 (4:10 pm)
I have the CLK cabrio variant, but not in package. Moderns will never be very collectible, so might as well get some play time in
Oh yeah, speaking of collectible, I got another Matchbox 59 Impala - but I am selling it:
Dec 29, 2011 (4:21 pm)
Here's an odd new casting - a Johnny Lightning Citation. I can't imagine this being a brisk seller: