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TOPIC: Mettoy Plastic

Mettoy Plastic 7 years, 8 months ago #1

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Here are some Mettoy plastic toy commercial veihcles. again the art work is brilliant on the boxes. I have heard that the tanker was given to some of the National Benzole staff & as the tanker top lifts of was used as a cigarette box, not sure if this is true.The dust cart is rare especially complete with it's dustbins, The milk float is more common I also have a bakers van & Fruit & veg van although they are slightly warped.











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Re: Mettoy Plastic 7 years, 8 months ago #2

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Wow these are really nice, I'd love to get into vintage large models but unfortunatley do not have the space or money.

Re: Mettoy Plastic 7 years, 8 months ago #3

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They do take up space, I now can not compete with the prices plastic makes now, I can remember people shunning these models at toy fairs it is only recently that the prices have risen.

Re: Mettoy Plastic 2 years, 3 months ago #4

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<p>I thought I had put this model in this topic before but I can only find it on the Triang Minic 1/20 topic, anyways a seller I buy from made this very nice re-pro box for my Ford Consul, it is a good job &amp; the artwork by Mettoy is fantastic. To get an original box is very rare &amp; I have never seen one. 
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Last Edit: 2 years, 3 months ago by Andy66.

Re: Mettoy Plastic 2 years, 3 months ago #5

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I will add these models to this , i have more of the grocery vans like the milk van shown.
This is the MK1 Ford Zephyr , this came as a kit for you to assemble, also is the smaller scale (in original box) Austin A60 Cambridge which Mettoy used with there dolls houses or sold separately like this one.
It is worth mentioning that the Consul & the A60 were early models in the Corgi Toy range.














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Re: Mettoy Plastic 2 years, 3 months ago #6

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<p>Those are very special Andy, and indeed very rare to have them in their boxes. Mettoy was in fact the company from which Corgi Toys appeared. As you say they are plastic, I have to read the first part of the Corgi Bible again, thought they were tin plate.</p>
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Re: Mettoy Plastic 2 years, 3 months ago #7

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If anyone has the consul & wants a re-pro box send me a pm & I will get in touch with the guy who made it for you.

Re: Mettoy Plastic 2 years, 1 month ago #8

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I repaired the damage to the body of the Consul & front bumper, I will match the blue better at a later date.












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Re: Mettoy Plastic 2 years, 1 month ago #9

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Good job on the patch for the door top. Looks like you got a good match on the paint too. Another recovery of a great old toy.
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Re: Mettoy Plastic 2 years, 1 month ago #10

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Another good job Andy. From a distance the color looks okay to me
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Re: Mettoy Plastic 2 years, 1 month ago #11

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great job indeed.
I really like these plastic models.
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Re: Mettoy Plastic 5 months, 4 weeks ago #12

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I thought I had put my other poly plastic fire engine here on here , I will have to look for my photo's , I picked this up the other week , it is missing a couple of bits including the two foot roll up hose pipe













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Re: Mettoy Plastic 5 months, 4 weeks ago #13

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Very nice. Looks like it could use a good cleaning and looks complete except for the hose. Nice find. The ring on the rear, is that where you put water into the tank so you can use the hoses realistically?

Re: Mettoy Plastic 5 months, 4 weeks ago #14

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I believe it is and I am finished work now until the new year so I will give it a clean up.
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Re: Mettoy Plastic 5 months, 4 weeks ago #15

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I was thinking while looking at this great fire engine if that ring on the end is maybe a hole for a small finger. Could that be a pump rod for the hoses? I also notice a small pipe at the opposite end of the cylinder that may be a hole for filling the tank. I think I have answered my own question. Take a look at the edited photo of the box side.

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