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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 9:30 pm 
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Sorry; everything I have is packed away until I get a house next year.

But while searching for a pic, I did stumble across this site which reveals a rare SECOND ASSORTMENT that I've never seen!

http://www.scrubbles.net/cc.html

Yowsers!

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Anyone ever seen Elastolin toys from Germany?


Wow! My brother had tons of Elastolin stuff, mainly the ancient Roman soldiers. Those were really cool.

He was also big into Minitanks. Those were great for fighting each other OR battling dinosaurs!


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Oh minitanks! I'd forgotten those! They were cool as all get out. Some of the best detailing ever.

You could build up an armored force the size of the Russian army on a desktop!

Do they still make them?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:09 am 
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Do they still make them?


Yes. Not an endorsement, but I found this link http://www.internethobbies.com/roc187scalmi.html They must not have a distribution deal anymore, because the prices are more like import specialty prices. We used to find them for peanuts at the local hobby shop.


They were great toys, cheap (back then), detailed, snap together and 1/87 scale so they didn't take up much space. You could put together a battle scene with a variety of tanks, staff cars, jeeps, bridging equipment, etc, etc, in a very small space. Lots of variety!

I've still got one of the old catalogs they put out. They were a German company (or maybe marketted in Germany) and all the catalog pictures had altered insignia so as not to display swasticas.


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When I was in High School my parents had a next door neighbor that had a massive collection of them. He painted them in various camoflage patterns. He had both WWII German and allied forces. He had a series dioramas like for trains, only for his minitanks. Coolest damned thing I ever saw!


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 Post subject: vintage forum
PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:14 pm 
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I'm in! Love talking about vintage toys. Creepy Crawlers, Shaker Makers, Vincent Price Shrunken Heads, Sizzlers, you name it. Sounds good to me.


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Roback, welcome to the AFI forums!

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 Post subject: Vintage toys
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:04 pm 
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Thanks for the welcome Mike. It's very much appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Vintage Toy Section?
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It's been over 4 years since Otter was nagged into creating this place, and I'm glad he finally broke down. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Vintage Toy Section?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:14 am 
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wait, AFi has a Vintage Toy forum..?

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 Post subject: Re: Vintage Toy Section?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:32 am 
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An to celebrate the anniversary here's a video of a buddy of mine from work opening a vintage SW figure over the weekend!

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php ... 9519455355


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 Post subject: Re: Vintage Toy Section?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:23 am 
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The Superfly wrote:
wait, AFi has a Vintage Toy forum..?
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Hahaha.

Dan, can't see the video due to it either having been removed or privacy settings. And I wanna see! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Vintage Toy Section?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:42 am 
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Cantina-Dan wrote:
Dan, can't see the video due to it either having been removed or privacy settings. And I wanna see! :D

same here


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The Marx presidents set?? And the Campus Cuties?? Post some pics man!! I haven't seen that stuff in years!


I have a pile of the Presidents somewhere. I'm still missing a few, but I have painted and unpainted sets.


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Oof, time flies.


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