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Re: I like Corgi Toys because...

Postby Fred7A » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:33 pm

The artwork on those old boxes is so much more characterful than the photographs which followed later. The Holmes Wrecker is a favourite of mine. I seem to recall that the instruction sheet showed a rather strange way of towing a car, with the front resting on the back of the wrecker and the hooks on the car's rear wheel arches. I think trying that with a real car wouldn't do the bodywork much good - is that why they call it a wrecker? :lol:
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Re: I like Corgi Toys because...

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:31 pm

''is that why they call it a wrecker?'' :lol:

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Re: I like Corgi Toys because...

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:25 pm

...because of this.

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When I was Young this model came my way (probably from my Dad during a Saturday and from the big Co-op we had in Town) and it was fantastic. The model was just brilliant, easily fulfilling my early appetite for Rolls-Royce collectibles.

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I do not know if I still have that original first example, but do have more than enough these Days as part of the collection.

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Re: I like Corgi Toys because...

Postby familybucket43 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:16 pm

Hello,hope everybodys well. I`ve always loved corgi ,both the artwork and ive a few wreckers with great artwork,plus some other bits!!!!!!
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Re: I like Corgi Toys because...

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:23 pm

The gift set artwork is especially nice, holds so many seaside memories for me, thank's for showing it.

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Re: I like Corgi Toys because...

Postby familybucket43 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:27 pm

Your welcome ghosty,a few more....
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Re: I like Corgi Toys because...

Postby Fox » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:40 pm

Because of that perfectly fitted jewel lights.

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Because of Ingenuity --> http://www.corky.fr/?page_id=1688
Not only with the Mercedes but for hearing Basil laughing too.

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And this one of course.

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And for gifsets I like very much

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Re: I like Corgi Toys because...

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:54 pm

Headlamps on Corgi Toys were good as ''Fox'' has shown with the lovely Volvo P1800. Dinky were not quite so good with their 'Jewels' as shown on the Phantom V below.

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Unlike Corgi the 'Jewels' were not mounted in a plastic carrier, so when Four are needed for such a model, each one had to be stuck in place by hand, result...wonky lights!

During 1970, Dinky retooled the headlamp bezels on the Phantom V to fill-in the empty area in the hope the 'Jewels' fitted better. The picture below shows the result on a later Phantom V. Note how the headlamps seem to be sitting further forward on this model than they do on the earlier model.
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Re: I like Corgi Toys because...

Postby familybucket43 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:50 pm

Love the car transporters........ :D
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Re: I like Corgi Toys because...

Postby Fred7A » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:53 pm

Dinky were indeed sloppy with the jewelled headlights fitted to some of their toys, and the glue residue which can be seen around a lot of them doesn't help. However, Dinky did have neat Corgi-style jewels on some items, like the Cortina and Holden. For the Phantom V they should have used the neat units from the Silver Cloud. Of course, by the late 70s they'd replaced the jewels with cast-in headlights.
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