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Re: 'Dinky Toy' copies.

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:00 pm

Can't wait to see your examples Ian. They were made without any branding or logos for distribution by various toy companies so can be found marketed in window boxes and blister cards with obscure names, although 'NEWBRIGHT' who released examples were quite active in the toys market.

Here is a Newbright blistered Mini Cooper.
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Re: 'Dinky Toy' copies.

Postby toysnz » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:44 pm

GHOSTHUNTER wrote:Can't wait to see your examples Ian. They were made without any branding or logos for distribution by various toy companies so can be found marketed in window boxes and blister cards with obscure names, although 'NEWBRIGHT' who released examples were quite active in the toys market.

Here is a Newbright blistered Mini Cooper.
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Well Kevin, I was all organised to get things done at work this morning and left my phone and camera at home! So far I've found two blistered and 4 loose examples. I have them all recorded as being Fleetwood Toys (US) but manufactured in HK. Found 1 blistered and one loose Jaguar Mk X in grey, ditto Ford Zodiac in red, 1 loose Vauxhall 101 in dark blue, and one Ford Cortina Estate in green with "wood" side panels. I'm sure I have blistered examples of them also. All purchased 2008/2009 - the blisters are marked "972-67 Made in Hong Kong" and "Fleetwood Toys Inc, NYC, NY" along the bottom of the card, with a Fleetwood logo on the white background inside the blister area.

I'll try to find the others tonight and upload some photos tomorrow...

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Re: 'Dinky Toy' copies.

Postby toysnz » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:42 am

Still hunting for the other blister packs but here (finally) are the photos I promised... plus a sample of the loose cars

Full set of photos HERE

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Re: 'Dinky Toy' copies.

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:34 am

Great picture Ian, seeing the model out of box takes me right back to the 1960,s when I had my example of the Cortina estate and having the Gorgi original was great fun comparing them and even then wondering why the plastic version exists.

I also had the Rover, Vauxhall and the Jaguar Mk10 which only in the past few Years have I been able to put back into my ownership.
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Re: 'Dinky Toy' copies.

Postby ogedei2 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:27 pm

couple of Vauxhall 101

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Re: 'Dinky Toy' copies.

Postby toysnz » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:51 am

ogedei2 wrote:couple of Vauxhall 101


Bottom one is in Fleetwood packaging but wondering if the rear or bottom of the window box example indicates who manufactured or distributed it.

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Re: 'Dinky Toy' copies.

Postby Fred7A » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:08 pm

Interesting to see that the packaging for the first Vauxhall is copied from Dinky's own flimsy Visipak box.
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Re: 'Dinky Toy' copies.

Postby ogedei2 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:06 pm

toysnz wrote:
ogedei2 wrote:couple of Vauxhall 101


Bottom one is in Fleetwood packaging but wondering if the rear or bottom of the window box example indicates who manufactured or distributed it.

Ian


Ian, I sold it a few years back but don't remember seeing anything to identify it.

Fred7A wrote:Interesting to see that the packaging for the first Vauxhall is copied from Dinky's own flimsy Visipak box.


And was just as flimsy too........
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Re: 'Dinky Toy' copies.

Postby toysnz » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:40 am

ogedei2 wrote:
toysnz wrote:
ogedei2 wrote:couple of Vauxhall 101


Bottom one is in Fleetwood packaging but wondering if the rear or bottom of the window box example indicates who manufactured or distributed it.

Ian


Ian, I sold it a few years back but don't remember seeing anything to identify it.

Fred7A wrote:Interesting to see that the packaging for the first Vauxhall is copied from Dinky's own flimsy Visipak box.


And was just as flimsy too........


Thanks any way...

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