Editor's response: It's great to hear from all the great diecast collectors
in South America.
I'm so impressed by the playart stories.And these are my playart collections: #Lotus Esprit (Yellow), #Kubelwagen, #Schimwagen, #Volkswagen & Canoe Trailer (Yellow), #Mercury St. Wagon & Boat Trailer (Red/Fire chief), #Mercedes Benz Military Police Van, #Ford GP Amphibious Vehicle (2 units), #US Jeep (a Willys MB with trailer), #Dodge Challenger (Red & Black plastic hood),#Lancia Stratos (Red, 2 units),#Beach Buggy (avocado green),#US Custom van,#Volvo 244 DL, #'65 Ford Mustang & Boat Trailer (avocado green),#Tractor with angledozer, #Zetor tractor (metalic blue & orange) with trailer(green & yellow log cart, green hay cart, red land girder, metalic blue land girder), #'70 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, #'67 Volkswagen 21 windows (rebuilt from scattered pieces), #Sherman Tank, #German Polizei Set (Scale :1/35) consists of a Porsche 911 Carrera & two Police motorcycles (probably Harley Davidsons with rider in light blue uniform), #Ford Capri (metalic green, scale 1/35)
Here in Indonesia I still can find Playart toys, even though it is also getting harder to find. O.K. It's nice to know that there are a lot of die cast lover around this planet. For your information only, until today (21-01-2000), I have 825 die cast toys, all in 1/64's scale. They were manufactured by Matchbox, Majorette, Maisto, Tomica, Playart, Yatming, SIKU, Corgi, Hotwheels and so on. This lunacy began in 1991 and keep going strong.
By the way, keep up the goodwork, and I'll be back again for more! Viva
die cast car!"
Tommy Novel Armansyah, West Java, Indonesia
Editor's response: A nice Playart collection with some rare 1:35 scale models, thanks for sharing your list.
Editor's response: Look for the article on Real Toy in this issue.
As export pilote and also a Citroen Fan of Citroen in China, I'd like to present you one of the Citroen toy cars which is very rare in Europe and all other countries outside of China. It's the Fukang988, a Citroen ZX tribody with trunk, specially concepted for China from Citroen ZX hatch-back.We now have the models 1/43 and 1/18 on sale with several colors. The hood, the trunk and the doors can all be opened.You can visit our website at http://autofan.member.alibaba.com to see the details.
For more information. please contact me by the e-mail above. Thank you"
Hansen Huang, R.P.China
Editor's response: To see an image of the Chinese Citroen, visit <http://www.alibaba.com/bin/member/~autofan/sample.html?g=-1&s=40805>.