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I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play.

Monday, October 17, 2011

M is for Mini-trucks, Part 7 - Other types/sizes/makes

Finally - how other people treated the mini-truck and some larger versions of the truck showing the Dinky inheritance;

NFIC seems to have used the Dinky truck straight, just giving it a full range of different body types. The London Taxi-cab is also theirs and I've seen a red London Routemaster, so they were aiming at the tourist trade buyers, when not turning out Army-lorrys!

This Argentinian manufacturer; Industria Argentina/RM has gone with a medium range Mercedes truck-cab (3000 series?), but uses all the usual plug-in weapon systems, along with a double-rocket launcher which is a first in this size.

Cane's little carded army contains a Humber, but barely recognisable as such, but the Saracen is a nice little model for it's size/pocket money budget.

The Sam Toys is a clean-lift from Dinky with added crew and has been seen before here and elsewhere.

That's it, for now, I dare say we'll return to the subject in a year or two, in the meantime if you find a new variant let me know!

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