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Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by jim currie, Sep 4, 2006.
found this as wal Mart yesterday:thumb: its 1/87 (HO) for just under $2.50 its Die Cast.
Wow, thanks I'll be heading to a US walmart in a month or so so I'll be looking for that for sure!
I also went to waly world last night and the only one i found was a VW bug with a charcoal camper like this one its too cool :thumb: I wish i would have found the bel air one though! Everytime i go i get every car they have because they are only $2 or so. I will have to keep a better eye out now!
SWEET I wish the Walmarts up here in Northern Ontario would sell stuff like that.
For those disco ducks among us, they're carrying 1/87 vans, too, a '75 Dodge and a '75 Ford, both in two different schemes. Gonna hafta save up my lunch money for those:thumb:
Why can't someone make cheap, good looking Nscale stuff like those that you HO-types find at WalMarts??? Arrrghhh!
i have seen 1/144 scale stuff at the walmarts in yuma.not N scale but close.
I've noticed the Wal-Mart has been carring a lot of true HO scale vehicles. The one near my house sells the retail Norscot(not as well detailed as the collectible, but for $6.00?), Athearn(Yep..Couldn't beleive it my self) John Deere tractors, Winners Circle Nascar cars(I have three...What to do with them on the layout?)and the cars everyone(I bought one) is raving about. I think they started selling 1/87 scale "big rig" trucks too. There is no scale written on the package, but when I compared it to a 1/64th scale Nascar hauler, it was smaller. I'll have to get one and compare it to the Boley and Athearn trucks I have.
now i got to go to Walmart again what color is the package ?
I have a friend thats the toy manager a Walmart, she may be able to help.
Do you still have the packaging? Would you be able to tell me who makes that Die Cast.
if you PM me your email address i will send you a scan of the box.
Company I've seen at Walmart with the 87th scale cars has the name Malibu in it
It comes in a clear plastic case, with a black display base.Like the one in the pic you posted Jim.
I think what happened was...The word got out(or someone's been reading posts here), that model railroaders look through the retail chains looking for cheap vehicles for their layouts.........
Thats my theory...i'm sticking to it!!!
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the maker of the cars is high speed inported by Malibu international the say on the box front Model Collection scale 1/87.
Visited my Wally World today and found five-packs of these Malibu cars for $7.97 each plus tax. Picked up four packs totaling twenty cars. Look real good. I got VW vans, Beetles, Carmen Ghias, Ford Thunderbirds, Firebirds, Bel-Aires, Corvettes, lots of different Porches, and Mercedes Benz's. The only one that doesn't fit my era (70's-early 90's) is the Dodge Viper, but who will know besides me? I'll go back next month. They had the car with trailer that Jim showed; I just didn't buy any this time. I'll be taking them apart to Dull-Cote them next weekend.
Found these yesterday at Wally World the green one is a jaguar mk11 the white one is a jaguar xk120 the blue one is a ford taunus, the gold one is a 55 bel air and the silver one is a VW bug, 2.50 a piece. They also had 1:144 scale tanks that were really nice for .75 each! :thumb:
These cars are cool -- I picked up some of the five packs a couple of weeks ago.
I have one question, though: has anyone ever seen a camper being towed by a Jag in real life???
When I was a kid my dad had an old E type that he had a trailer hitch on for his motorcycle. Hell of a thing to do to a really nice car. I doubt that the jags could handle a load any bigger than a motorcycle. His trailer was light enough that you could pick it straight up. Fun stuff :thumb:
Makes me crazy! Small town Wally Worlds like ours don't carry anything even close to these. Whine, whine, whine...:cry: :cry: :cry:
What gauge/scale we talking about on those?