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#457 of 543 Re: don't know why this one caught my eye [lemko]
Feb 25, 2013 (11:36 am)
Several years ago, I found a collection of those primitive early 70s sets:
I wasn't into it, so I sold them off - I think I got maybe $250 for the lot. The early boxes are really hard to find.
#458 of 543 Re: don't know why this one caught my eye [fintail]
Feb 25, 2013 (2:08 pm)
I remember this one, but I had a smaller simpler blue one:
#459 of 543 Re: don't know why this one caught my eye [boomchek]
Feb 25, 2013 (2:11 pm)
Cute. This is making me want to collect these.
I want to say my kit even had a simulated engine with a moving piston - the mechanical detail amazed my young eyes, but it was a chore to assemble.
#460 of 543 Re: don't know why this one caught my eye [fintail]
Feb 25, 2013 (2:15 pm)
Yeah it looks like the red one had a functioning piston. That's cool. I'd splurge on one of the new Unimog Technic sets but they're $190 here and my wife wouldn't be very happy about it.
#461 of 543 Re: don't know why this one caught my eye [boomchek]
Feb 25, 2013 (2:19 pm)
New sets are expensive, some of the fancy buildings are way up there too.
I have seen custom Lego builds of a fintail, W123, etc. My brother became obsessed with that several years ago, building military vehicles - but the fad passed.
Back in the 60s, Lego made HO scale plastic toy cars that were stored in little bricks. Here's a fintail:
#462 of 543 Re: maybe I'll inherit some [fintail]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 25, 2013 (2:50 pm)
Empty boxes are often worth more than the cars themselves.
I know, I know, tried to tell her that, but doubt if the message got through.
She got an "old" Jag the other day too (translation - beat up). She thinks she's going to paint it since most of the paint has flaked off. She's good friends with an antique dealer and knows better, but no one knows better than she does.
#463 of 543 Re: maybe I'll inherit some [steve_]
Feb 25, 2013 (3:14 pm)
Selling old toys is profitable for some.
If the old model is really beat up, it is probably virtually worthless and no harm done in restoring/customizing it. Condition is key for old diecast, even a few chips can knock a lot off the value.
#464 of 543 Re: don't know why this one caught my eye [michaell]
Feb 26, 2013 (6:36 am)
That was it! It was filmed in the UK.
#465 of 543 Re: maybe I'll inherit some [fintail]
Feb 26, 2013 (6:42 am)
I wonder if my collection of Danbury and Franklin Mint cars will be worth something someday? Most are in excellent condition. One older Franklin Mint model has bad paint that is cracked on the hood.
#466 of 543 Re: maybe I'll inherit some [lemko]
Feb 26, 2013 (10:05 am)
They might hold their value - I think some of the earliest models have appreciated. But they probably won't be like 50s-60s vintage stuff, as it was meant to be collected and not played with. A 49 cent toy from 50 years ago can be worth hundreds today - whereas a $100 model from 20 years ago might still be worth $100.