View Full Version : American diecast vehicles

07-03-2015, 03:26 PM
Does anybody know of any American die-cast vehicles apart from Mattel? Are toy cars a British thing(Corgi Dinky Matchbox)? What about Japan?

07-03-2015, 05:48 PM
Amazingly enough, a quick google search brought up several dozen pages of 'US diecast model cars'.

Here's 1 you could have found for yourself! - view external link (www.collectablediecast.com/)

07-03-2015, 09:59 PM
Big in Germany (Dickie Schuco, Minichamps,Premium Classixs).

A few in Japan, (Kyosho, Tomy, Jada)

Most are in China/HK nowadays, Rastar is one of the biggest

07-03-2015, 11:26 PM
If you're into models, you have to check out Elgin Park.

See link - view external link (www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiLw53bVlN8)

08-03-2015, 12:09 AM
Toy cars are for kids. Any adults with such an interest are usually intellectually challenged, which tends to manifest itself by showing an inability to google.

You need to switch to model rail before the damage becomes irreversible.

08-03-2015, 07:40 AM
All toy cars must be destroyed by ISIS under the instructions of gordonvale claret,for being worshipped as false idols!

Imploding Turtle
08-03-2015, 07:46 AM
Model rail is the one true religion and all those who kill in that of our prophet, the Intercity 225, will be rewarded in the Great Turntable in the Sky with 72 Virgin trains.

08-03-2015, 09:08 AM
See the real thing and go to Sweden
Thousands of old US cars there as fifth Gear reports - view external link (www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kWUJuU-H5A)

08-03-2015, 06:25 PM
not american, but i collect alot of diecast, this is my fav lights dont look staight because one of my lads played with it,

see next link, one day i might sort out of to post pictures with out the 80 jobby going up - view external link (http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk296/burnleysi/05461DCA-54CD-4103-89AA-A62F4E1AE32B_zpspv1mvrpe.jpg)

08-03-2015, 06:26 PM
this is why, got the toy and also own the real one ;D :D - view external link (http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk296/burnleysi/65A0F9AE-1141-4395-BD9F-6015D5D946C8_zpsmx1xraqu.jpg)

09-03-2015, 02:51 PM
Actuallly it's a good time to by the corgi and dinky stuff because it's currently going cheap, reason being there's a glut in the market because the generation that played with 50's toys is beginning to die off, I just bought a corgi 50's ERF tipper truck for 3. I don't normally buy such stuff but I'd never seen this model and it seemed cheap. Turns out they're now ten and penny and a good one can be had for 6 to 7 quid.

09-03-2015, 10:36 PM
Those Dickie Shuco models are not quite what I envisaged...