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When very little I really liked matchbox or dinkie toys and really got stoked when they had a trailer hitch with something to pull. I had a favorite car and camper trailer.

But my dream toy was always a pedal car and never got one. We lived in the mountians and nothing but gravel, really slowed them down.
I would have been in Nirvana with this:
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Corgi cars from decades ago are awesome. I wish I could go back in time and buy them all because they had some real net realistic cars.

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Harley, I was wondering about the first pic you posted...  I just gave up and walked off earlier...lol.

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LMAO....I must have pushed some wrong buttons, wrong picture came up.

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Wow, I just remembered, I had a battery-powered split window Corvette I could ride in when I was like 3...

I was a HUGE Matchbox kid. I was 14 years old the very last time I played with them. There was a flood in Matchbox Town that day (a couple of five gallon buckets of water spilled through the little village, washing everything away in its path!)

I left them there, under an old dirt-floor shed in disarray.

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I now own well over 3000 toy cars/models. About 15% of that are 1:18th scale and most of the rest are HotWheels, matchbox, Majorette, Corgi and other asorted cars in the 1:64th scale. The three that I would call my favorites as a little kid? - Bizzarrini Manta (years later I found out it was powered by a Chevy 427 BB) - 1979 Jaguar XJS (candy apple green) - 1978 Lincoln Mark V (gold metallic)

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...I left them there, under an old dirt-floor shed in disarray.

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That's the most damn depressing thing I've heard all day! :mellow:

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Bluuuuu, that is so sad. Sixty8, that is an impressive collection! I had another favorite toy and it was really a set, a gas station and repair shop, I would play with that for hours. It had a metal garage with little people, props and cars. It was heaven to me.

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I got a little story for this one. When I was about 5 years old, I had to have surgery on my ear because I was having trouble hearing out of it. After the surgery was over, my parents took me to Toys R Us and said I could pick one toy.

Out of all the toys there, what was that one toy I picked?





A Power Wheels Jeep Wrangler with a little electric motor.
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Somehow, they let me have it. I guess they figured my sister could ride in it too. I never let her drive it though! :P That's not me in the picture by the way.


LOL. Apparently they got fined for failing to recall the vehicles due to engine fires. No joke.

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Um... Well, I currently own about a hundred or so 1:18 scale cars from the various makers: Ertl, Maisto, Hot Wheels, Yatming, Bburago, Motor Max, Sunstar, Matchbox, Jada, and Gate. I used to have a few hundred Hot Wheels and Matchbox 1:64 scale cars until I sold them. I'm planning on selling most of the 1:18 and such cars soon, too. I need the money and am a greedy little bastard... So, if your ever interested, tell me...

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Bluuuuu, that is so sad.

Sixty8, that is an impressive collection!

I had another favorite toy and it was really a set, a gas station and repair shop, I would play with that for hours.  It had a metal garage with little people, props and cars.  It was heaven to me.

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Man, I loved toy gas stations. Mine had a elevator ramp for the cars to take them to the rooftop.
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That's the most damn depressing thing I've heard all day!  :mellow:

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Time to start DIGGING!! :D OCNBLUMYSTER!!

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That was at a farm house my mom and her 3rd husband rented for a while. Unfortunately, the house and all the outbuildings are no more. They've been bulldozed. My Matchboxes have prolly been plowed under several times since then, the whole place is just fields now.

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Well, I was really into TONKA trucks. Had a ton of them, seeing as how I got a lot of them for birthday and Christmas presents. I was born in '74, so I had a lot of the late '70s and early '80s TONKA's.

Of course there were the Matchbox and Hot Wheels cars too. Then Star Wars and Transformers (Go-bots too) and GI Joe.

BV - I too have a basement full of toys I've collected over the last 10-15 years that I'm now thinking of turning into cash. I know how you feel. Maybe eBay is the answer, although I live close to a really BIG flea market and probably could make some good $$$ if I wait a month or two for the holidays to roll around.

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You know, my local Toys R Us had those in-stock the other day I went (that's not the TONKA truck I bought for him though; maybe Christmas!). It was $29.99, and I know Target and Wal-mart will be at least $5 cheaper. But it was a cool TONKA truck nonetheless.

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