Majorette (+Wants)

I first encountered Majorette when I visited Paris at the tender age of 9, way back in 1974. They were similar in size to Matchbox but Made in France not Made in England.

Majorette is a French toy manufacturer which mostly produces small  diecast cars and other vehicles, particularly in  This is a normal 2.5–3 in (64–76 mm) size, thus Majorette has sometimes been called “the Matchbox  of France”. Traditionally, production was centered in the urban area of Lyon, but models are now made in Thailand.

My favorite models to collect are the cars from the 200 Series (Serie 200) from the mid to late 1970s.

200 Series, I have ringed the ones I really want.

I don’t remember seeing Majorette in UK. From Paris I brought back a couple of models, if I remember correctly a Chrysler 180 and a BMW 3.0CSL (I no longer have the models from my childhood).

Here in Tbilisi, Georgia I haven’t found many outlets for Majorette. Pepela and XS Toys have both stocked Majorette in the past but don’t at the moment. I did find a few Majorette models the last time I visited Manana’s Secondhand Shop but these were not the ones I was really looking for.

Majorettes from my last trip to Manana’s

I found some of the 200 Series with boxes at Dry Bridge Market back in August 2020 being sold by Beso for 30 lari a piece. I bought nine.

  1. Jaguar E Type (Majorette) x 2…I have an orange one and a blue one.  Enzo Ferrari described the Jaguar E-Type (XKE on the US Market) as “the most beautiful car in the world.” 1:60 Scale. Opening bonnet (hood).
  2. Fire Truck “Pompier” (Majorette). The ladder should be detachable, but I don’t want to detach it lest it breaks. This could be based on a Dodge. 1:80 scale.
  3. Plymouth Fury Police Car (Majorette). This model should have an aerial (missing). 1:70 scale
  4. Mercedes 350SL (Majorette). This model I had as a kid and it was on my Wants’ list. Beso had two: one in white, one in yellow, as I had the yellow model as a kid, I had to choose that. Scale 1:60. Opening boot (trunk).
  5. Citroen DS Ambulance (Majorette). This model has a different style box to the others. It has blue flags on the bumpers and an opening rear door. Scale 1:65.
  6. BMW 3.0CSi (Majorette). Like the Mercedes, this was also a model I had as a kid but in orange, not metallic dark red. Scale 1:60. Opening doors.
  7. Citroen SM (Majorette). The Majorette is a very similar colour to the original Matchbox model. Scale 1:60. Opening doors.
  8. Citroen Dyane “Maharadjah” (Majorette). This is a strange quirky model with a parasol that spins in Rolamatics fashion when the car is rolled along.

Majorette is my third favorite diecast brand after Matchbox and Corgi and I have around 75 Majorette models in my collection.

Majorette Saviem Transporter with Majorette cars from the late 1970s.

Majorette Wants

I found most of the Majorette models I really wanted, a few still elude me.

Majorette wants:

Citroen SM (found 27 August 2020)

Renault 17

Simca 1100 (found 18 March 2018)

Mercedes 350SL (found 27 August 2020)

Chrysler 180 (found 23 May 2019)

Jaguar E Type (found 23 August 2020)

Matra Simca Bagheera (found 2 May 2018)

BMW 3.0CSL (found 27 August 2020)

Renault 16 

Jaguar F Type (found 24 November 2018)

Fiat 127

Volvo 245D

Monthly Acquisitions July 2022

Porsche Turbo and Boat Trailer (the other vehicles were bought earlier)

This will be a bit different to my usual monthly acquisitions posts, as I am not at home and can’t gather together all the cars for a group photo of the cars I picked up in July. I have found these photos on my computer.

I did find the Porsche Turbo in the picture and the boat trailer and also a trailer with a glider, all made by Matchbox in 1990s, it was a three piece set. These I found at Dry Bridge Market in Tbilisi.

Tow Jam

Tow Jam is a Hot Wheels model I found in a secondhand shop in Saburtalo. The video clip below shows the location of the shop.

’95 Mazda RX7

The only new model I remember picking up was this ’95 Mazda RX7, a much sought after model here in Tbilisi, where the kids are crazy for JDM models.

I don’t have all the data for a summary (bilan). There were three Matchbox models and two Hot Wheels models, slim pickings. August will be even less, I plan to return home to Tbilisi in September and start hunting diecast cars again.

Monthly Acquisitions June 2022

I added 21 cars to my collection in June, much less crazy than May (when I added 63 models to my collection). In addition 58 cars left my collection sold, exchanged or given away.

Matchbox

Matchbox additions

  1. Ford Capri. Opening bonnet from early 1970s. I found this in a secondhand toy shop in Vazha-Pshavela for 7 lari. 1:59 Scale. Made in England.
  2. Ford Escort Mk 2 RS2000. 1:56 scale. I exchanged a Mercedes G63 (Majorette) for this. Made in England.
  3. Ford Galaxie Fire Chief. 1:73 scale. Windscreen damaged. Thin transitional wheels. Tow hook. Made in England.
  4. Mercedes E420 Wagon. 1:62 scale. Made in China.
  5. Cattle Truck. Cab slightly crushed. Made in England.
  6. NASA Transporter Vehicle. A wide, low, three-axle truck designed to transport either a rocket or a small jet plane. Limited interior space and dark-tinted windows hide the lack of an interior. Though the casting includes brackets for both the rocket and the plane, individual models were sold with either the rocket or the plane, not both. My model is missing its load. 1:150 scale. Made in China.

Hot Wheels

Hot Wheels June 2022
  1. Nissan Skyline GT-R (r32). Exchanged the same model with different deco for this.
  2. Honda S2000. Ryu Asada design.
  3. Toyota AE86 Sprinter Trueno.
  4. ’70 Toyota Celica.
  5. Chevrolet Corvette C2. I got this from Gio in an exchange for a Hyundai Coupe. I think I may have owned this exact model previously. It is a cool design and a cool color.
  6. Chevy Nomad Wagon. Flame tampos.

Other Diecast Brands

Articulated Truck Cab. Lone Star Kings, “Walls”. Made in England.

  1. Articulated Truck Cab. Lone Star Kings, “Walls”. Made in England.
  2. Mack NASA Transporter. Buddy L . Not the usual sort of model I pick up but I like the way it looks on my bookshelf particularly when matched with a Lunar Rover for its load. Made in Japan
  3. Lancia Delta S4. Bburago. 1:43 scale. Cracked windscreen. Made in Italy.
  4. Citroen “Michelin” Van. Days Gone. Made in China
  5. Snack Van. Moving canopy. Advertising “Fish and Chips”. Majorette. Made in France. 1:67 scale
  6. Matra Rancho. Corgi Juniors. Opening tailgate. Made in England.
  7. Bertone Runabout. Corgi Juniors. Made in Great Britain.
  8. Aston Martin Vantage GT8. Majorette. Premium Cars. Opening doors. Made in Thailand.
  9. Audi Cabriolet. Siku. Made in China.

Bilan

Totals: 21 Models:  6 Hot Wheels, 6 Matchbox, 2 Corgi, 2 Majorette, 1 Siku, 1 Bburago, 1 DaysGone. 1 Buddy L and 1 Lone Star

2 Bought new, 14 bought secondhand. 4 exchanges and 1 gift.

Outlets:  4 Manana’s secondhand toy shop, 2 Biblusi, 4 Pilton, 11 other secondhand shops and the rest from fellow collectors

Expenditure: 118.80 lari ($40.41)

1 lari = 34 US cents

Monthly Acquisitions: May 2022

This month was crazy for collecting, I added over 60 cars to my collection. Some of the cars I got in May, went before the end of the month to other collectors. Manana’s secondhand toy shop got some new stock ( including a lot of Siku and Majorette), there was a meeting of the 1:64 Collectors Club Georgia and I also found some new (to me) secondhand toy shops around Tbilisi.

May Acquisitions

Matchbox

I added 23 Matchbox vehicles to my collection.

Matchbox Acquisitions
  1. Caravan. 1:64 scale. This is my third Matchbox Caravan. Made in England.
  2. Ford Escort Mk II. 1:56 scale. Missing stickers. Made in England.
  3. Glider Trailer. Missing glider. Made in England
  4. Lamborghini Countach LP500S. 1:56 Scale. Laser wheels. Made in Macau
  5. Rover Sterling. 1:60 Scale. Made in China
  6. Ford Probe. Made in China
  7. Porsche 944 Turbo. 1:55 scale. Opening doors. Made in Macau
  8. Porsche Cayenne Turbo. 1:66 scale. Made in Thailand
  9. Pontiac Firebird.1:62 scale. Made in Macau
  10. Road Dragster (not pictured). 1:65 scale. Made in England
  11. Farm Trailer. 1:56 scale. Made in England
  12. Ikarus Coach “Espana”. 1:140 scale. Made in China
  13. Blaze Buster. Missing Ladder. Made in England
  14. Maserati Bora. Missing stickers. Opening bonnet. Speed Kings. 1:43 Scale (I exchanged 4 Hot Wheels JDMs for this, the Maserati Bora was my dream car in the 1970s).
  15. Datsun 280 ZX 2+2. Opening doors. 1:59 scale. Made in Macau
  16. Datsun 126X. Opening engine cover. 1:64 scale. Made in England
  17. Datsun 126X (Golden X). 1:64scale. Part of the Roman Numerals set. Made in England
  18. Mazda RX500. Streaker livery. 1:59 scale. Made in England. I found this at Dry Bridge Market.
  19. Saab 9000 Turbo. Opening doors. 1:60 Scale. Made in England
  20. Ferrari Testarossa. 1:59 scale. Made in Macau
  21. Lamborghini Miura. 1:60 scale. The first super car. I love the design. Made in Thailand.
  22. Citroen CX Ambulance.1:62 scale. Opening rear door. Made in England
  23. Land Rover Ninety. 1:62 scale. Made in Thailand.

Majorette

I added 8 Majorette vehicles to my collection.

Majorette acquisitions
  1. Aston Martin DB7 1:60 scale. Opening Doors
  2. Range Rover 1:60 scale. Missing Ladder. Made in France
  3. Citroen Xsara WRC. 1:57 Scale Made in Thailand
  4. Peugeot 306WRC 1:57 Scale Made in Thailand
  5. Renault 11. 1:54 scale. Opening sunroof. Made in France
  6. Pontiac Firebird. Opening doors. 1:62 scale
  7. Pompier (Fire Truck). Revolving ladder. 1:100 scale.
  8. Land Rover. Opening rear door. 1:60 Scale

Hot Wheels

No new selections in the toy shops in Tbilisi.

Hot Wheels Acquisitions
  1. 91 Mazda MX-5 Miata Ryu Asada design.
  2. ’59 Chevy Impala.
  3. ’69 Chevy Pick Up. HW Art Cars. I liked the Mondrian inspired deco.
  4. Porsche 918 Spyder.
  5. Aston Martin One-77
  6. Vairy 8. Metal body and base. Based on the Chevrolet Corvair.
  7. Dodge Challenger SRT
  8. ’53 Custom Cadillac
  9. Volkswagen Golf Mark 7
  10. Ford GT 40 (black)
  11. Ford GT 40 (blue)
  12. BMW M3 GT2
  13. ’10 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake
  14. Pro Stock Camaro. Moon Eyes Deco
  15. Pontiac Fiero
  16. Jaguar XJ220

Siku

I don’t have a lot of Siku vehicles in my collection, but the new stock at Manana’s secondhand toy store included a lot of Siku models.

Siku acquisitions
  1. Mercedes Benz E290T “Feuerwehr” Opening rear door
  2. VW Passat Variant “Polizei”. Opening rear door
  3. Mercedes Benz 280GE “Polizei” Missing canopy
  4. Mercedes Benz 280GE with canopy. Made in West Germany.
  5. Mercedes Unimog. 1:55 scale. Made in West Germany.
  6. Volvo V40. Opening rear door.
  7. Mercedes Benz E290T. Missing rear door
  8. VW Sharan. Opening rear door

Other brands

Other brands
  1. Ford Sierra RS Cosworth Ixo Models 1:43 scale
  2. Izh 1300 Kombi. Made in USSR. 1:43 scale. Opening doors. Rear hatch stuck.
  3. Ford Windstar. Made in China
  4. Ferrari 365 GTB. Maisto
  5. Ferrari Testarossa. Maisto
  6. Petrol Tanker. “BP Oil” Corgi. Made in Gt Britain.
  7. Buick Regal. Corgi. Made in Gt Britain.
  8. Mini. Corgi. Made in Gt Britain.

Bilan

Totals: 63 Models:  16 Hot Wheels, 23 Matchbox, 3 Corgi, 8 Majorette, 8 Siku, 2 Maisto, 1 made in USSR, 1 Ixo and 1 Realtoy

2 Bought new, 41 bought secondhand. 18 exchanges and 2 gifts.

Outlets:  34 Manana’s secondhand toy shop, 2 Pepela, 3 Pilton, 1 Dry Bridge Market, 6 other secondhand shops and the rest from fellow collectors

Expenditure: 266.80 lari ($92.32)

1 lari = 35 US cents

Monthly Acquisitions: April 2022

April Acquisitions

It has been another crazy month of collecting. I added 38 cars to my collection again. I actually saw more cars exit my collection than enter through a lot of sales and exchanges. The month ended with a 1:64 Collectors Club meeting, which saw a few more cars added to the collection.

Hot Wheels

Hot Wheels acquisitions

The Pepela chain in Tbilisi got some 2022 E Cases in, unfortunately they also put up the price of Hot Wheels Mainlines from 8.90 lari to 9.90 lari.

  1. Datsun 510 Wagon. This I got in exchange for another Datsun 510 Wagon with different decoration.
  2. Mad Manga. I have a few of these, this one had the Hot Wheels logo on.
  3. Mazda MX-5 Miata. This I got in an exchange for a Chevy Bel Air Gasser.
  4. LB Silhouette Nissan Silva (S15). I love this casting… I got three! The deco reminds me of Opel Racing Colors.
  5. Mercedes 500E. I had this in black, now I have it in red, too.
  6. USS Enterprise. Star Trek iconic spaceship, this is definitely not 1:64 scale.
  7. Custom ’01 Acura Integra GSR. Japanese Import series. JDM is very popular here in Tbilisi.

Loose Hot Wheels

  1. Dodge RAM 1500.
  2. Lamborghini Countach x 2 . One blue, one black.
  3. Double Decker bus. Strangely this Hot Wheels model is made in France.

Matchbox

  1. K-1 Weatherill Hydraulic Shovel. The first King Size model, I only have the tractor part and not the shovel.
  2. Freeman Inter City Commuter. This has an amazing nostalgia buzz for me. 1:55 scale from early 1970s. Made in England.
  3. 1956 Jaguar XK150. Classic British Sports Car. Made in Thailand.
  4. Jaguar F Type. This was on my wants’ list. Got this in an exchange with a Datsun 510 Wagon. Made in Thailand.
  5. 63 Austin Healey 3000 Mk2. Classic British Sports Car. Made in Thailand.
  6. Toyota Supra. 1:60 Scale. Made in Macau.
  7. Racing Mini. 1:53 Scale. From the early 1970s. Made in England.
  8. ’62 Volkswagen Beetle. Iconic car in Taxi Livery. Made in Thailand.
  9. Alfa Carabo. 1:56 scale. From the early 1970s. Made in England.
  10. VW-Porsche 914. 1:60 scale. 60th anniversary deco. Made in Thailand.
  11. 1957 Dodge Sweptside Pickup. The only Matchbox model in a blister pack this month. Made in Thailand.

Corgi

  1. Aston Martin DB6 (Corgi Juniors)
  2. Aston Martin DB6 James Bond ejector chair, missing roof part.(Corgi Juniors)
  3. Porsche Carrera (Corgi Juniors). This casting was used by Hot Wheels, too.
  4. Fiat 2100 (Corgi). This model is from the early 1960s
  5. Simon Snorkel Fire Engine. (Corgi) Another model from the 1960s. Missing most of its hydraulic tramp.
Simon Snorkel Fire Engine and Fiat 2100 Corgis from 1960s

Other brands

  1. GWR Ambulance (Oxford Diecast). Made in China.
  2. Man F8 “Berliner Kindl” Truck and Trailer. Made in China.
  3. Ford Mirage. Politoys. 1:43 scale, Made in Italy.
  4. Bentley 4.5 litre Supercharged. Days Gone. Found at Dry Bridge Market. Made in England.
  5. Ford Transit (Majorette). “Racing Service”. Made in France
  6. Alfa 75 (Majorette). Opening doors.
  7. Aston Martin DBS Superlegerra. 1:60 scale. Welly. Made in China
  8. Citroen 2CV Fourgonette. Welly. Made in China.
  9. Maserati Gran Turismo. Kinsmart. 1:38 scale. Made in China

Bilan

Totals: 38 Models:  13 Hot Wheels, 11 Matchbox, 5 Corgi, 2 Majorette, 1 Kinsmart, 2 Welly, 1 Days Gone, 1 Politoys, 1 Oxford diecast and 1 unknown Chinese manufacturer

10 Bought new, 7 bought secondhand. 18 exchanges and 3 gifts.

Outlets:  4 secondhand toy shop near Didube, 9 Pepela, 1 Pilton, 2 Dry Bridge Market, 1 Vagzlis Basroba and the rest from fellow collectors

Expenditure: 184.20 lari ($60.49)

1 lari = 33 US cents

Monthly Acquisitions: March 2022

In my last post I talked about pruning the collection and then this month I added 39 cars to my collection… true, a large number (80) also left my collection in sales and exchanges but even so….

March acquisitions

Hot Wheels

15 Hot Wheels Cars
  1. BMW 3.0CSL. I like this casting a lot. BMWs are very popular here, this is my second model in this livery. I may exchange it at a later date.
  2. Bugatti EB110 x 2. Bugattis are always popular, I got two so I could swap one later.
  3. Porsche 935. This I got in an exchange for a Toyota Land Cruiser.
  4. Austin-Healey x2. I got these from Igor, one loose and one in British Racing Green still in the packaging. I love British sports cars of the sixties and seventies.
  5. Nissan 370Z. This I found in Samgori Market.
  6. Mercury Cougar. In my pruning I got rid of five or six Cougars, but I love the model and got another one.
  7. Dodge Dart. This I got for the decoration. I might need to take it out of its blister. I appreciate the deco is not to everyone’s taste with blue and red wheels. On one side it says “DODGE” on the other side it says “DART”.
  8. ’17 Nissan GTR (r35). The R35 isn’t as sought after as the earlier Skylines the r32, r33 and r34.
  9. LB-Silhouette Works GT Nissan 35GT-RR Ver 2. A long name and some cool deco.
  10. 1985 Honda CR-X. A few CR-Xs left my collection this month, but I still found space for a new one.
  11. Jaguar F-Type. One of the few modern Jaguars I really like.
  12. Ford Sierra Cosworth. This was high on my wants’ list.
  13. Ford Transit Supervan. With Star Wars decoration.

Matchbox

9 Matchbox Vehicles

Unlike the Hot Wheels models which were mostly new in their blister packs, the Matchbox selection were secondhand.

  1. Pick Up Truck. This is a Super Kings model from the 1970s. It is missing it’s canopy and rear tailgate. The original model would have come with a Honda motorcycle. Made in England
  2. Chevrolet Nova. A recent Matchbox model. I exchanged a Hot Wheels Mazda RX 7 for this.
  3. London Bus. This is definitely not 1:64 scale. 1:124 scale. From 1980s Made in England.
  4. Toyota MR 2. 1:56 scale. This was a gift from ‘Elijah’. The MR2 had poor sales in France because in French MR2 sounds close to “merde” (shit). Made in Macau.
  5. Gruesome Twosome. This was a model from the budget Super GT Series, using seventies castings but without interiors or details like the exposed engines.
  6. Blue Shark. Missing the exposed engine. This was another gift from ‘Elijah’. Made in England.
  7. Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Convertible. This is from 1969 or 1970 and has a big nostalgia buzz for me. Missing the convertible roof part. Made in England. Opening boot (trunk).
  8. Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II. From early 1980s. 1:67 scale. Made in England. Opening doors.
  9. Lamborghini Diablo. Opening engine cover. 1:59 scale. Made in Thailand

Other Brands at 1:64 scale approx

Other brands
  1. Jaguar XJS (Yatming). Opening doors.
  2. News van. Made in China. No brand marked on model.
  3. Triumph TR7. (Playart)
  4. Porsche Cayenne Turbo. (Siku). Opening doors, rubber style tyres.
  5. Saab 900. (Majorette). Opening doors
  6. Chevrolet Impala “Police” (Majorette) Opening doors.
  7. Opel Roadster (Welly)
  8. BMW Z8 (Maisto)

Larger Scale Models

  1. Pick Up Truck. This is a Super Kings model from the 1970s. It is missing it’s canopy and rear tailgate. The original model would have come with a Honda motorcycle. Made in England
  2. Maserati Gran Turismo. 1:38 Scale. Kinsmart. Made in China
  3. Ford Cortina Consul Estate (Corgi). Model from 1960s, mising tyres and rear tailgate. Made in Great Britain.
  4. Lamborghini Miura. (Del Prado). 1:43 Scale. Made in China.
  5. Fire Engine (Corgi). Missing ladder. Made in Great Britain.
  6. Ferrari GTO (Bburago) 1:43 Scale. Made in Italy.
  7. Mercedes 190E (Bburago) 1:43 Scale. Made in Italy.
  8. Ferrari Testarossa (Bburago) 1:43 Scale. Made in Italy.

Totals: 38 Models:  15 Hot Wheels, 9 Matchbox, 2 Corgi, 2 Majorette, 1 Del Prado, 3 Bburago, 1 Kinsmart, 1 Welly,1 Maisto, 1 Yatming, 1 Siku and 1 unmarked Chinese model.

10 Bought new, 12 bought secondhand. 17 exchanges and 5 gifts.

Outlets:  5 Carrefour, 11 secondhand toy shop near Didube. 1 Biblus, 2 Pepela, 1 Goodwill, 1 Shop in Undepass and the rest from fellow collectors

Expenditure: 191.70 lari ($59.72)

1 lari = 31 US cents

Pruning the collection

My collection reached 1602 pieces at the last count. This is too many, way too many. I can display maybe around 1000. So I’ve been considering pruning getting rid of the excess, which hasn’t been easy.

Mercurys cluttered together

The Mercury Cougar maybe my favorite US Muscle Car but I have too many of them. They share a shelf with my Ford Mustangs and some random carded models. I decided to get rid of about half, I sold them to my good friend Igor, who loves muscle cars.

Mercury Cougar (Hot Wheels)

Pruning is a slow process, I am in no rush. In the past three months, I have reduced my collection to around 1500 models, still some way to go. Yesterday I added three cars to my collection but also dispensed with 26 (through sales, exchanges and simply giving cars away).

I want my collection more focused on brands like Matchbox, Majorette and Corgi. I’m also becoming more selective of the types of model I collect “I don’t collect trucks”, “I don’t collect fantasy models”, “I don’t collect larger scales”…. there will always be exceptions… last month Igor offered me a Matchbox Cement truck, this has a big nostalgia vibe for me so I took it, a fond memory from childhood. Primarily I am interested in the sports cars from the 1960s and 1970s. The Mercury Cougar fits well with my idea of the ideal car for my collection but I reach a point where I just have too many. Four or five Cougars are sufficient, I don’t need a dozen!

Rat Rod

One Mercury Cougar safe in my collection is the Matchbox “Rat Rod” model from the early seventies. I can remember as a child, when my friend Carl, brought a similar model to school, I was amazed by its bright lime green paint and the exposed engine. This was a move by Matchbox to compete with Hot Wheels the new kids on the block, with their thin axles, crazy paintwork and custom style cars.

I’ll let you know in the months ahead how I get on with this ‘pruning’.

Monthly Acquisitions February 2022

The overall number of cars in my collection actually went down in February, but I did add another 25 cars, mostly through exchanges. I only actually bought 4 cars this month.

25 cars added to the collection

Matchbox

  1. Blue Shark. A model from the 1970s, without its engine this was a gift from “Elijah”. Lesney Made in England.
  2. Cadillac Ambulance . A model from the 1960s. Regular wheels. Lesney Made in England. Part of an exchange with a Ferrari 612 Scuderia.
  3. Fiat Abarth. A model from 1982. Lesney Made in England. An exchange with Igor for a Dodge Lil Red Express (Hot Wheels). 1:53 scale
  4. Opel Kadett GSi. A model from mid 1980s. Made in China. Exchange for Oldsmobile 442 (Hot Wheels). 1:57 scale.
  5. Hot Rocker. A Rolamatic model from 1970s. Based on a Ford Capri. Part of an exchange with a Ferrari 612 Scuderia. Lesney Made in England.
  6. Foden Cement Mixer. I rarely collect trucks but this has such a nostalgia buzz. From early 1970s. Lesney Made in England. 1:89 scale.
  7. Mitsubishi 3000GT. New 2022 Matchbox Made in Thailand. Exchanged 4 cars for this.

Corgi

  1. Reliant Scimitar GTE. Very happy to find this. A model from the early 1970s. Part of an exchange. Made in Gt Britain.
  2. Jaguar XJS. I bought this from Igor along with the Ghia L6.4 for 20 lari. Made in Gt Britain.
  3. Ford Sierra. Opening doors. Exchanged a Chevy V8 Vega with Dato. Made in Gt Britain.
  4. Rover 3500 Police. Opening rear hatch. Made in Gt Britain. Exchange.
  5. Land Rover “Police”. Gift from Dato. Made in Gt Britain.
  6. Jaguar XK120. 1:43 scale. Exchange with Gio for two Volkswagens. Made in China.
  7. Austin Healey. 1:43 scale. Exchange with Dato for a Honda S2000 and Mitsubishi Evo.
  8. Ghia L6.4. This Corgi model is from the 1960s. Bought for 20 lari from Igor (with Jaguar XJS. Many Opening parts. Made in Gt Britain.

Hot Wheels

  1. ’67 Ford Mustang Coupe. This is the only model I bought new in the store. 8.95 lari from Carrefour.
  2. Triumph TR6. Exchange with Igor for Mercedes C111.
  3. BMW 3.0CSL. Exchange with Nika for Nissan Silvia S13.
  4. Honda CR-X (White). Exchange with Andria for Honda CR-X (black).
  5. Datsun 240Z. Exchange with Nika for Toyota Supra Mk4.

Other

  1. Jaguar XJ12L. Polistil. Opening doors. Made in Italy. Exchange for Mazda RX7 and Mitsubishi Eclipse.
  2. Pontiac Firebird. Majorette. Scale 1:62. Opening hood. Part of an exchange with Elijah.
  3. Simca 1100Ti. Majorette. Made in France. Part of an exchange with a Ferrari 612 Scuderia.
  4. Pontiac Bonneville “Sheriff”. ERTL. Made in Hong Kong. Exchange with Igor.
  5. Ford Mustang (3rd Generation) “Police”. Realtoy. Made in China. 3 lari from secondhand shop.
These were the highlights for me.

Bilan

Totals: 25 Models:  5 Hot Wheels, 7 Matchbox, 8 Corgi, 2 Majorette, 1 Polistil, 1 Realtoy and 1 ERTL

1 Bought new, 3 bought secondhand and 21 exchanges

Outlets:  1 Carrefour, 1 secondhand toy shop near Didube and the rest from fellow collectors

Expenditure: 31.95 lari ($10.08)

I actually made more income from selling cars for the first month ever. Because of the German Car Event

1 lari = 32 US cents

…collecting diecast cars, like the 3" Matchbox cars I had as a kid