Gunner Jim's Lesney Matchbox Kings-Size and Super-Kings including Universal and Tyco.
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TOPIC: Gunner Jim's Lesney Matchbox Kings-Size and Super-Kings including Universal and Tyco.

Re: Gunner Jim's Lesney Matchbox Kings-Size and Super-Kings including Universal and Tyco. 3 years, 11 months ago #301

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Nice to look tbrough these older threads and read the additional info...thanks! I have at least five of the K-4 Leyland Tippers well as the K-37 retool. There are much grander Kings out there, but this truck is my favorite. Great assessment of King Size models!
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Re: Gunner Jim's Lesney Matchbox Kings-Size and Super-Kings including Universal and Tyco. 3 years, 8 months ago #302

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I got some nice King size, just needed some new tyres and  a hook; got them for the starting price from a friendly lady who was happy to see them go to a collector











Re: Gunner Jim's Lesney Matchbox Kings-Size and Super-Kings including Universal and Tyco. 3 years, 8 months ago #303

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They look great , these models had loads of play value.


I got this Peterbilt refrigeration truck today, I have a Christian Salvesen one boxed away somewhere with quite afew boxed ones from my original collection.


Also added pictures of The Scammel Container lorry I got this week & put in another topic.



























































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Re: Gunner Jim's Lesney Matchbox Kings-Size and Super-Kings including Universal and Tyco. 3 years, 8 months ago #304

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Matchbox has really made some fine toys based on the original full scale vehicles of the day, thus expressing those fine similarities of the actual vehicles. I would not say beyond reasonable doubt that they are actual direct copies.  Although closer than most other toy vehicles that some will say; Ho they are copies of a Matchbox, then the test is when you look closely at the modeling artwork involved that had occurred, has only represented a very crude  expressionism of something vaguely similar to what the artist had intended in the first place when coping someone else's creative work.
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Re: Gunner Jim's Lesney Matchbox Kings-Size and Super-Kings including Universal and Tyco. 3 years, 6 months ago #305

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GunnerJim wrote:
Another long time lodger in my collection is this Matchbox Toys Ltd Tyco made in China. The Porsche 944 a very popular model on our speed tracks back in those good old days.








Yes it is made in China too.
 


 


Didnt know anoit this colour variant. Now confirmed


 


Richard k

Re: Gunner Jim's Lesney Matchbox Kings-Size and Super-Kings including Universal and Tyco. 3 years, 6 months ago #306

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Ive always had a weak spot in my wallet for those speed king era chrome 5 spoke rims.

Re: Gunner Jim's Lesney Matchbox Kings-Size and Super-Kings including Universal and Tyco. 1 year, 9 months ago #307

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<p>Found this Caterpillar Excavator for a pound (needed new tracks )</p>
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Re: Gunner Jim's Lesney Matchbox Kings-Size and Super-Kings including Universal and Tyco. 1 year, 9 months ago #308

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I have just received a muir hill dump trailer and an Orange Crane if anyone is interested
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Re: Gunner Jim's Lesney Matchbox Kings-Size and Super-Kings including Universal and Tyco. 8 months, 4 weeks ago #309

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To all those who have passed by visiting this Thread on Matchbox some 7 years plus I wish you all a Merry Christmas. I would like to post photos but until Planet Diecast fixes the uploader then I am on strike. Cheers.
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Re: Gunner Jim's Lesney Matchbox Kings-Size and Super-Kings including Universal and Tyco. 8 months, 4 weeks ago #310

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a great topic, lets see what shows up in the new year, I am hopefully going to have a look in my loft when I get a chance & I have some mint & boxed ones there from my youth, artic cattle truck, American police cars etc.
Merry Christmas
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Re: Gunner Jim's Lesney Matchbox Kings-Size and Super-Kings including Universal and Tyco. 8 months, 4 weeks ago #311

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Thanks Andy this will be great.