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TOPIC: Kenner Fast 111's

Kenner Fast 111's 3 years, 4 months ago #1

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Kenner Fast 111's issued between 1980 and 1983 before being discontinued.  Known for their large rear bumper and license plates.  I had the Jett Vett (Corvette) in my youth and never forgot how smoothly these cars rolled.  Below are two photos of cars from my collection.  Please share if you've caught the Fast 111's fever as well 


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Re: Kenner Fast 111's 3 years, 4 months ago #2

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Thanks Frank,
I have not seen these before. You are right about the bumper and license plate, these are hughe. The casting looks very detailed
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Re: Kenner Fast 111's 3 years, 4 months ago #3

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I agree with Theo on the bumpers and thanks for posting them.
I am also glad the Kenner addition to the forum finally was posted.
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Re: Kenner Fast 111's 3 years, 4 months ago #4

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very interesting designs, thanks for sharing
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Re: Kenner Fast 111's 3 years, 4 months ago #5

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Time to Crack open some Kenners. I thought i would post some photos of todays fun. The blisters on these were either cracked (Street Boss), extremely yellowed from age (Dizzy Lizzy), or coming unglued from the card (Evil Eye). Time to crack them open and get them displayed. I hope you enjoy the experience of cracking open some 30+ year old Kenners 



















































































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Re: Kenner Fast 111's 3 years, 4 months ago #6

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Really nice cars and so futuristic. What is the difference between the two similar looking blue cars on the right?
Oh and now I see the two black ones too, is there also a difference?
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Re: Kenner Fast 111's 3 years, 4 months ago #7

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Those are just duplicates. The size on those in particular is a bit larger than typical 1/64th scale size. They check in at 3 and a 1/4 inches. Typical cars I collect are 3 inches or less and will fit in Jammer style cases (the thread storage cases as they are marketed now). These larger ones require more room which made necessary the adjustable Plano cases I use for wall display. I still need the White version of the Evil Eye truck (the Blue ones you asked about).
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Re: Kenner Fast 111's 3 years, 3 months ago #8

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I use this earlier PD post as a guideline for Fast 111's collecting since I haven't found anything more complete:  


www.planetdiecast.com/index.php?option=c...html&Itemid=2435


I did notice a discrepancy regarding the Twin Tank Turbo. It shows it as having a chrome Hong Kong bumper. This is true since I now have one of each color with that bumper. I also have one of each color with a chrome Made in Macao on the base. Apparently this model was made in both locations. I will update as I discover more on Fast 111's.
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Re: Kenner Fast 111's 3 years, 3 months ago #9

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Very interesting. I have never seen these Kenners before. The rear bumpers are really a curiosity.
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Re: Kenner Fast 111's 3 years, 3 months ago #10

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The bumpers are basically a love them or hate them thing for most. They work better on some models than others. I really dislike the bumper setup on the Mustang in particular. It leaves the Mustang with two taillights. Other models it works nicely with for example the Shark Shifter and the Firebird (Blazin Bandit). The "one of a kind license plates" are the other mainstay of the series.

Re: Kenner Fast 111's 3 years, 3 months ago #11

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That is an old blog from seven years ago. I often used to read all those Tales of Toy cars blogs so long ago now.
Last Edit: 3 years, 3 months ago by GunnerJim.
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Re: Kenner Fast 111's 2 years, 9 months ago #12

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Update on my collection of Kenner Fast 111's as of 12-19-17.


















































As far as the actual models, I believe I need 3 more cars (Green Mustang Cobra, Yellow Trans Am issued only with race set, and the Orange Street Boss) to complete the set of cars that were produced. I have some extras in there since I had room. They mostly consist of variations either of manufacture location (Hong Kong vs. Macau) or bumper color (Silver or Black). I like to display my cars in these Plano cases since they have a cover that just flips up and snaps shut to keep the dust off the cars.
Last Edit: 2 years, 9 months ago by fseelye.
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Re: Kenner Fast 111's 2 years, 9 months ago #13

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a very cool collection.
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Re: Kenner Fast 111's 2 years, 6 months ago #14

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Update as of 3-9-18


I have acquired the missing cars (Orange Street Boss, Yellow Thrill Team Firebird, and green Mustang although it is well played with and will need upgraded). The set including all colors for each model and all models available is complete. I am working on picking up some of the varieties. I noticed something new today when taking photos. The Firebirds made in Hong Kong have Orange colored glass (windshield and back windows) while the ones made in Macao have clear glass. This is evident in the photos. The different countries each had slight variations in the feathers on the Eagle (on the hood) as well. The Hong Kong Firebirds appear to be available with both Black and Silver bumpers. I have only seen Black bumpers on the Macau Firebirds to this point.


The site is giving me problems uploading photos today for some reason. It keeps timing out


I will have to add the photos another time.


 


4-9-18 Still unable to upload photos
Last Edit: 2 years, 5 months ago by fseelye.
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Re: Kenner Fast 111's 2 years, 6 months ago #15

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Thanks for the update. Unfortunately the site is having issues with uploading photos, so it is a problem that has to be tackled through the tech guys. There is a way of uploading, it is described here


 


www.planetdiecast.com/index.php?option=c...t=15&Itemid=2455


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Last Edit: 2 years, 6 months ago by RoutemasterNL.
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