This month of July will be a real burner... for my wallet ! American Muscle, Tomica and Welly are at least available in Paris, and except for the Welly, they are rather expensive (and buying twenty Welly isn't cheap !).
I must remember that my flat is tiny, and that I couldn't afford to collect the huges 1:18 scale cars... But did you see Anson's Christine ? Haaaargh !
Another way to kill my budget (and you might be interested) is to find shop specialized in old toys... So I've found VERY interesting models. The eldest looks like a pre-war Cadillac from Tootsie Toy. From the british Standard, I catched a Packard and a Plymouth from the fifties, and finally, from the french ClÈ (key), I discovered Peugeots 203 and 403. I'll manage to send photos, but first, I must buy them... I already saw two Plymouth and two 203.
Ho, by the way, have a very nice fourth of July."
Frederic, Paris, France
Editor's Response: And a 'bon Quatorze Juliet' right back.
"Majorette also made a Porsche 928 - I didn't notice it listed in the article on these cars. The model was initially in the "Sonic Flasher" range, but was recently released as part of the standard range.)
Editor's Response: Brian and I missed the Majorette 928, shame on us.
"Hello Doug, How are you doing, expanding the collection as always I believe? Well so do I. Recently I've obtained two playart tanker trucks, 1:60, Shell & Exxon. I got it for $4 each, and 37 new Hotwheels 2001 as well as Maisto. I would like to tell you that die-cast lover in Indonesia have finally form a club, called TOMOCI (Toys and Model Collector Indonesia). Most of its members are toy and model vehicle collectors. We collect 1/60, 1/43, 1/18, tin plate toys, etc. We will launch our new club and very soon. Wish us good luck okay... Regards, Your fellow collectors friends from hectic Indonesia. Bye now..."
Tommy Novel, Indonesia
Editor's Response: It sounds like the new Hot Wheels are easier to find in Indonesia!