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I posted the other day that I purchased my first lot of Fun Ho die cast, a brand which is out of business but it used to be a New Zealand icon at the time. I finally got them in the mail today. The inspiration for these is obvious to me, you can call it a rip off if you like. Greyhound and Merryweather were their names in the Matchbox regular wheels range. Anyway, here is a link: http://history.funho.com/zinc-num.htm and here are better pictures of what they are.











 

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A rip off of a rip off, all is fair in the diecast world. I would say that's the best tiny bus I've ever seen. And the fire engine is cool too, I like how even the ladder is diecast. And even made in New Zealand.

Are there still a lot of Fun Ho's to be found in NZ, or are they a golden goose?
 

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A rip off of a rip off, all is fair in the diecast world. I would say that's the best tiny bus I've ever seen. And the fire engine is cool too, I like how even the ladder is diecast. And even made in New Zealand.

Are there still a lot of Fun Ho's to be found in NZ, or are they a golden goose?
I guess sometimes it just comes to personal taste...and I think this old stuff has its charme. Here is a link for the auctions, you do get quite a bit there but the prices are high and I'm not sure that's justified...but the market regulates itself.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/toys-models/die-casts/fun-ho
 
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