GreetingsWelcome to the new members.
Sorry to the others for the longer than usual gap between issues, I wanted to get a few more pages completed on the webby, but you know what schedules are like.
Thunderbirds Release 3 - arrived eventually, looks like JL have changed the White
Lightning format AGAIN -
now White base and engine.
The White Lightning are packaged with Hood open so you can see the engine but this makes them REALLY stand out on the pegs so it will be interesting to see if this effects availability to the "normal" collector as they probably will be lifted by the shelf stockers.
I am not sure who picked the colour for the 1958 but they must be "optically challenged" !
Holiday Classics 2002 - are also out and setting new standards for Garishness
Thunderbirds Release 4 - (for release November 2002) - Confirmed models -
1958 Hardtop - starlight black
1960 Hardtop - clear coat (want to bet how many people try to sell that on eBay as a rare variation ?)
1961 Convertible - Grecian gold
1962 Roadster - Roman red
1967 Hardtop - metallic silver
Photo of some of Thunderbirds release 4 now available
Ragtops Release 1 - (For Release November 2002) - Confirmed models: -
1962 Sports Roadster - cameo white
and 5 other Mfr's Photo now available
Racing Legends - The Series 3 Conundrum is solved at last jl_legends.asp for the story so far
A new mystery with (apparently) a different version of the 1956 American Graffiti White Lightning
The 1:64 Muscle Machines series Have a 1956 Hardtop scheduled
Series I Includes 02-53 Red
Series J Includes 02-59 Yellow
Series O Includes 02-89 White
Series P Includes 02-53 Black
I can't find a clear picture but strongly suspect they will have a large Motor/Blower
combo sticking out of the hood.
Series I & J were scheduled for September, but there is a Dock Strike (somewhere)
The #290 1:58 1957 Hardtop has been found in Belgium in a 5 Pack in a new version labeled "Driver 2" (this is advertising a PlayStation
Red with White Interior and Gray base, and yet another variation on wheels
If anyone knows the history (code 2?) of these please let me know
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The Melrose Hotel Promo #665 (many thanks to "The Master Collector" aka
Toothpuller) for finding me one
It is a 1:43 1955 model and is a moulding which I have not seen before.
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The complete(?) listing of the Matchbox1:63 1957 releases
A listing of
Information on which sets the car came from will be added ASAP, if you can fill any gaps please email me.
A listing ofMicro Machines note - 1963 page not completed
Another variation of the ERTL 1:43 1957 T-Bird
As usual any error reports, additional Information or missing picture are more than welcome.
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