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Matchbox GMC 'Scenic Clipper' re-release

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Matchbox GMC 'Scenic Clipper' re-release

Postby Centralian » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:03 pm

Just noticed in my local Big W store that Matchbox have a re-release of their 1955 GMC 'Scenic Cruiser' (the camel back style).
Unfortunately 'Matchbox Bus Line' but has been a while since they had a bus in their line up, and at $2 worth adding to the collection.
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Re: Matchbox GMC 'Scenic Clipper' re-release

Postby Swift » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:28 pm

Thanks Centralian.
I wish they'd bring back the step deck coach they used to have in the Lesney days in the 70s which had a front that looked very much like the Smithfield Euro.
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Re: Matchbox GMC 'Scenic Clipper' re-release

Postby Centralian » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:04 pm

It's a pity they never went with a Routemaster or a realistic urban bus. Some of their cars over the years have been amazingly accurate
reproductions.
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Re: Matchbox GMC 'Scenic Clipper' re-release

Postby Swift » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:22 pm

They did the LT Leyland Titan as well as the larger scale DMS Fleetline with the opening centre doors.
Also an HJ-HZ Holden ute, one with regular wheels and later a suped up 4wd version with beefed up wheels.
Also an AU Falcon sedan would you believe, which I bought but have lost sadly.
I had a larger scale DAF prime mover with car transporter trailer that could fit matchbox cars and had moveable upper level so you could 'drive' the cars up it.
Also had an Iveco rigid tanker truck as well as a 1980s Leyland truck with Leyland on the front. Wish I still had them.
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