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A LALD/Oppo Post: Finally got around to sorting my dinky car collection from when I was a kid...

...turns out some of the boxes I had are actually my brother’s cars, so of the 424 I’ve sorted so far, a lot of them are his. He still has at least a box worth in his room yet and I still have a box to finish, but it’s nice to have them properly stored in decent cases! I also have several shelves worth on display on my bedroom. :)

I ordered 8 cases and they were NOT cheap, unfortunately (a bit more than $100 CAD!), but they are worth it. I put small pieces of foam in with some cars to prevent them from flipping over on their backs / sides when I move the cases around, and from knocking into other cars and damaging each other if I put more than one in a slot and thought they might move too much. The cars are a mixture of Hot Wheels, Majorette, Matchbox, Yatming, some very sporadic Tomicas...all put in these 46-car cases. Each case has two extra long slots for larger dinkies as well, like limousines, or tractor-trailers (though most tractor trailers don’t seem to fit, so I picked up a different container for those from the Dollar Store:

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...the Dollar Store container is pretty much the perfect height for one ‘layer’ of larger trucks or dinkies too tall to fit into the slots on the 46-car containers. I’ll have to pick up at least another one or two of those for the remainder of the trucks, the rest of the ‘oversize’ dinkies and also my dinky-sized planes...

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I did purge a LOT of really cheap, crummy Chinese dinkies, dinkies that were quite broken, or ones that I really didn’t care for.

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LONG STORY SHORT - Thought I’d share some of the more ‘Oppo’ ones I found as I went (I’ve been taking a picture of every one I put away so I have a visual record!)

Majorette VW Type 2 Police van! The rear trunk opens! :P
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So ‘80's....Hot Wheels Zender Fact 4 Biturbo!
So....’90's! Hot Wheels Vector Avtech WX-3!
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From Majorette...Jeep Wagoneer Ambulance anyone? The rear doors open on this one!
Hot Wheels Jeep Scrambler CJ-8!
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From Majorette: If the Cadillac Allante wasn’t panned enough for being terrible....why not a convertible one in hot pink? :P
Dinky cars these days have a lot of detail, but sometimes the old ones are still surprising, like this Majorette Toyota Celica! Opening doors AND...
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...the pop-up headlights flip up and down! :D
Majorette Pontiac Trans Sport Dustbuster! :D
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Hot Wheels - blindingly vibrant Pontiac Firebird with orange paint and pink lightning! :D
GMC Motorhome by Hot Wheels!
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Pardon the dust....first-gen Range Rover Fire Service vehicle from Majorette, with removable ladder!
Matchbox first-gen Mercury Sable wagon with opening trunk! :D
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Last but not least, some class....Talbo Lago T150SS from Hot Wheels, complete with white walls! :P

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