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Has anybody else noticed that there are plenty of rough castings in series 2??
The Hotbird and Camaro pictured above look like the metal didnt flow so smoothly.Early series 1 were the best quality castings -the smoothness of 71 GTXs and Ford panel sure beats the lot of series 2 that I have seen (bought 1 VW drag truck plus a Hotbird and 5 others,but 33 series 1 (too many I realise now).I expect crisp castings and a nice paint finish for the extra cash.
I guess :confused: its the Thailand factory foundry - even mainlines from Thailand often have poorer quality castings than China or Malaysia Mattel plants
 

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Has anybody else noticed that there are plenty of rough castings in series 2??
The Hotbird and Camaro pictured above look like the metal didnt flow so smoothly.Early series 1 were the best quality castings -the smoothness of 71 GTXs and Ford panel sure beats the lot of series 2 that I have seen (bought 1 VW drag truck plus a Hotbird and 5 others,but 33 series 1 (too many I realise now).I expect crisp castings and a nice paint finish for the extra cash.
I guess :confused: its the Thailand factory foundry - even mainlines from Thailand often have poorer quality castings than China or Malaysia Mattel plants
Yes I have noticed this!!!!!!
 

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I found the bone shaker today but opted for the blue Superbird and Rodger Dodger w/flames,instead.

...moderation will be my friend, in the long run.

The only thing I've got all colors of now, is the HotBird
 

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There were more in series 2 I wanted than in series 1.
Now there are way too many in 3 I want.
So far all I've grabbed were a couple of Dodgers - finally a metal based dodger!!

Not sure how many more I'll be getting.
Price and pitting the factors pushing me to get fewer.
 
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