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I dont own any of this Leyland Titan casting - its too recent for my collection.Here are photos showing the real deal - 1130 of these were bought by LONDON TRANSPORT 1978-1984 with about a dozen still running in London today as school or railway replacement buses......a good design that stood the test of time in 1-75 series and in London :thumbsup:

 

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nice information i really enjoy reading about these vehicles :)
this is where my 1-75 start to thin out. mainly yesteryear, lledo hartoy and ahl from here on
here is a nice 1983 revolving case with mostly non England based models



 

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I hope to someday get a 1970 early superfast revolving display for an affordable price- the ultimate way to display the cars I like best.Almost always as a child and today I prefer models of real cars that I have seen rather than concepts.If the toy is too far away from the real thing then it is difficult for me to like.The cars in the Kingsize range (like Mercedes SLC) and most 1972 onwards 1-75 (Mustang mach 1) dont look much like the real thing so I do not collect these......but I do collect the products of Lesney´s principle competitors in the transitional era - some of these including the Jaguars and Escorts ran alongside my childhood Lesneys in the early 1970s :)

 

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i have a early superfast revolving case pack away with the 52 dodge charger graphics :rolleyes: .

agree with the concept car statement. it was nice to have a miniature of a car you might be able to buy and drive. i like the #8 wildcat and #62 dragster along with similar models. tyre fryer and soopa coopa were a little out there. i did like the blue shark and turbo fury.


the husky and corgi cars are wonderful :thumbsup: . some close-ups of the blister packs would be nice :) . what’s hiding on the bottom shelf?
 

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SMS88 ,Love the sunbeam Alpine. My dad had 2 while I was just a little to young to drive. Sweet Husky! I have the VW Luggage transporter with the yellow rubber conveyer, still in blister.
 

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I can see from the 39 cents price stamped on the pack that Huskys were 10 cents cheaper than Matchbox.When Corgi Juniors came along in 1970 at 49 cents Lesney were pushing onto 59 cents.I had that VW with the yellow luggage belt as a child, but it didnt survive when I was 9 - nowadays most loose examples have a perished belt, and often in red.
I can remember the intro to the classic TV series ´Get Smart´and I knew as a child that Max drove a Sunbeam , but I didnt know about the V8 making it a Tiger rather than an Alpine.....The real cars sure did rust away unless you happened to live in a warm dry place........but there are a few survivors showing up at classic car shows......I lost my childhood Sunbeam on a beach in a Fortress collapse when I was about 6 years old, found another mint example when I was 13, which is in the photo I showed.Husky issued this in red with silver disk wheels finally, the Get Smart colors :thumbsup:
Bottom shelf is my Corgi Rockets collection -(need a tidy up before getting some photos) I have all the common ones plus a few sealed in blisters- much cheaper to get today than good redlines, of which I can count mine on 1 hand :cool:
 

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SMS88 ,Love the sunbeam Alpine. My dad had 2 while I was just a little to young to drive. Sweet Husky! I have the VW Luggage transporter with the yellow rubber conveyer, still in blister.
Post a pict of this. I haven't seen one in the blister.

Nice pict's of the London Busses. My wife loves these castings since her trip to London. So I pick them up when I see them. Just found the latest on the pegs at Target. The only one I've seen.
 

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Here are my Husky Sunbeams.Some kid kept the red one in superb shape in its cut down blister - only 1 chip, the darker bronze car with the black roof has been mine since age 13 and the other pair were acquired 3-5 years ago-the only Husky variant I miss is the metal disk wheels red issue - much easier range to collect than Matchbox 1-75 because far fewer variations

These are my only sealed blister Huskys - the bottom 3 are replacements for items that I chose from the pegs for myself when 4 - 7 years old, the top 3 are items that turned up cheap at toyfairs.

Here are some of my blistered Juniors - only the Escort and Aston(both car and blister have been mine since I was 9, I remember buying this :hat: ) are not sealed- these are the coolest Juniors castings I have carded....a joy to own as I remember seeing pegs stuffed with these 1971-73
 

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very nice :thumbsup: how is the corgi hobby ? is it as involved as matchbox ? with different colors and labels etc. i always liked the corgi kojack buick and man from uncle.

i have a few tomica and tomy pocket cars somewhere.

just to keep matchbox in the topic. mercedes benz y16 :)
 
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