3 lari, 3 inch models

This month I have found a few secondhand models at a couple of new hunting grounds. Around the central station in Tbilisi is a sprawling market known as Vagzlis Basroba. I have visited many times looking for models. Recently, however, I discovered a secondhand toy stall amongst the secondhand clothing stalls. There was a basket…

More 3 pack and 5 pack dilemmas

Smart had a few multi-packs on display, the problem for me is the cars I want are scattered amongst the multi-packs and the multi-packs are expensive. A 3 pack is 23 lari ($9.43) and a 5 pack 35 lari ($14.34) ((single cars are 6.90 lari). Unlike XS Toys or Pepela, Smart doesn’t seem to have…

Matchbox 1970

1970 was a dramatic year for Lesney it is when the Matchbox range became Superfast. Mattel had introduced Hot Wheels in 1968, a range of three inch cars with track, that with their special patented mag wheels on piano wire, could go much faster than cars with the regular wheels like Matchbox had. Hot Wheels…

A Pony Trailer in need of a tow

On Saturday in a box of assorted vehicles at Drybridge Market, I came across a Matchbox Pony Trailer for the princely sum of 3 lari ($1.28). A nice model with both horses, but what tow car should I display it with? The police cars I have, don’t have tow hooks. The Pony Trailer would have…

Matchbox 5 Pack “Classic Rides”

I have written before about 5 packs before ( Matchbox 5 pack ). I have been known to buy a five pack just for one car, like the City Works (2014) five pack for the Austin Mini Van, or the Exotics (2014) for the Lamborghini Miura. The Classic Rides 5 pack didn’t have a single…

Fun: Let’s Play!

Fun! I collect diecast cars for many reasons, partly it is because they remind me of the fun I had playing with them as a kid. As kids, we raced models across the playground, drove along imaginary roads on the carpet, created imaginary construction sites in the sand pit and didn’t just put the new…