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  • Today at the garage…

    Here’s a question for you…

    At what point does collecting become an obsession…and at what point does that obsession become….a disease?


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    Last night at WalMart I spotted this Dinty Moore Econoline Van.

    “Oh look” I snorted...”Yet another example of M2 re-releasing the same dozen models over and over, just with different decals on them to try and dupe gullible collectors out of their hard earned wages and stuff. Hrumph!”


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    But before I knew it, the box was in my hands, and I was giving it a visual check….it just looked so perfect.

    Then, and even though I have a damned drawer full of M2 Econolines, into the basket it went, and I was ten bucks out of pocket. Ten bucks that I could have spent on much more useful stuff like beer or beef stew.


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    Not to in any way make fun of anyone out there who has, or is, suffering from a real addiction, or has gone through any type of addiction counselling but…..

    I’m wondering if there is a nearby diecast collectors anonymous. “Hello, my name is Mr. Quog, and I have a problem.”


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    Unfortunately, the cure isn’t more cowbell…
    A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside a Yorkshire pudding.

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    • I like the pigs they set the example to go out and enjoy life and take advantage of life always better to smile then to frown.
      Due to the recent budget cuts,
      the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
      current state of the economy, the light at the end
      of the tunnel has been turned off.

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      • I certainly have purchased my share of diecast where I shook my head later wondering why I bought it… but I find it pretty easy to resist those overly tampoed advertising billboards being offered by M2.

        This one is so blatant Dinty Moore should be paying -you- for sharing their advertising among the eyeballs of your many fans. (Great casting, though.)

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        • Pretty sure we have all been there - said we won't buy a certain model or two and then when we see it in person it ends up coming home with us. At least this one could sort of pass off as a delivery truck for the canned stew. Now let's see, counseling for those "addicted to little cars." Yes, I think I could offer that - payment in little cars, of course.

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          • Originally posted by Daniel View Post
            I like the pigs they set the example to go out and enjoy life and take advantage of life always better to smile then to frown.
            Thankyou Daniel!

            I also admire the pigs and their freewheeling, rock 'n' roll lifestyle - they definitely burn their candles at both ends and with no regrets.

            Of course, it helps that they have no ties, a seemingly endless supply of ready cash and, it is rumored around the Garage, no shortage of girlfriends...
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            A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside a Yorkshire pudding.

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            • Originally posted by Lane1through75 View Post
              I certainly have purchased my share of diecast where I shook my head later wondering why I bought it… but I find it pretty easy to resist those overly tampoed advertising billboards being offered by M2.

              This one is so blatant Dinty Moore should be paying -you- for sharing their advertising among the eyeballs of your many fans. (Great casting, though.)
              Thanks Lane1through75 - that's a great idea, some kind of kickback from Dinty Moore for advertising their product! Makes you wonder what kinds of deals M2 cut with these companies.

              Like you say, it is a great casting, and the graphics were applied so sharply, that I couldn't resist. Though there is a paint chip off the drivers side front wheel arch - always something.

              I had to look up Dinty Moore - we don't get their products up here. But that's appropriate, I'm a stew in a can kinda guy.
              A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside a Yorkshire pudding.

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              • I have a bunch of these Ford Econolines too. They are hard to resist and this one is perfect even if it says Dinty Moore Stew though I'm more fond of the Castleberry's.
                Due to the recent budget cuts,
                the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
                current state of the economy, the light at the end
                of the tunnel has been turned off.

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                • Originally posted by pjedsel View Post
                  Pretty sure we have all been there - said we won't buy a certain model or two and then when we see it in person it ends up coming home with us. At least this one could sort of pass off as a delivery truck for the canned stew. Now let's see, counseling for those "addicted to little cars." Yes, I think I could offer that - payment in little cars, of course.
                  Thanks pjedsel.

                  Maybe if there was online counselling for diecast addiction, DG members could get a group rate?
                  A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside a Yorkshire pudding.

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                  • Even though it is late Friday afternoon at the garage…

                    …the pigs are still here. Apparently awaiting an important after hours delivery – best not to ask.

                    So they are hanging out on the front lot with some of the staff just shooting the breeze.


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                    What are they talking about? Well…whammy bars of course, trucks, ravioli, the fact that some idiot knocked the front turn signal lens off that red Landcruiser whilst “dusting it”…

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                    …and how come the pigs can ride those scooters around when their little trotters can’t even reach the foot pegs…

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                    A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside a Yorkshire pudding.

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                    • Originally posted by Quog View Post
                      But before I knew it, the box was in my hands, and I was giving it a visual check….it just looked so perfect.
                      Gotta admit, these mid-'60s Ford vans are tough to resist. I have a few of them, and no more, not because of self-control so much, but that lately I haven't been to places that sell M2.

                      There's also the fact that these vans are... well... Fords. For me, Fords come with their own built-in sales resistance factor (tho it isn't always enough).

                      But if M2 ever comes out with a 1/64 model of the mid-'60s CHEVY van, I'm done for.
                      Bert sez...
                      "Wanna sell more?
                      MAKE IT 1/64!!!"

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                      • Love that Ford Truck but that Mooneyes is quite the eye-candy visual. Glad to see the Pigs pigging out and making memories and cheering up the gloom and doom people.
                        Due to the recent budget cuts,
                        the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
                        current state of the economy, the light at the end
                        of the tunnel has been turned off.

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                        • Today at the garage…

                          With rotten, cold weather meaning no outdoor photoshoots at the Gas Bar, and the Showroom out of commission for a while, we are paying lots of visits to the Garage lately.

                          Out on the forecourt this morning…some awesome trucks!

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                          The little Jimny belongs to a young couple who enjoy spending time quietly driving through the forests in their native state of Oregon, respectfully observing nature whilst nibbling on energy bars and sipping revolting Kombucha tea. After each excursion, they carefully vacuum out the cab and hang a new air freshener (pine scent).

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                          The wild pink Jeep belongs to Logan and his buddies! They enjoy scaring the heck out of wildlife with those open pipes whilst off roading through the forests of their native state of California. They like squishing squirrels and park wardens whilst also using the Jeep to attract wildlife at the local high school where they are still enrolled.

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                          The Lolux belongs to the garage pigs. They stole it off the set of Mad Max Fury Road when they were working as extras and technical consultants. It was smuggled back to the garage where it was quickly overhauled and resprayed to disguise it. They use it for making high speed runs across the deadly wastelands of Lower Quoggly.

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                          Meanwhile, our “Head Mechanic” has met his match…

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                          “Hmmmmm…mmm… two hair dryers and some tubing?”
                          A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside a Yorkshire pudding.

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                          • Originally posted by Quog View Post
                            They use it for making high speed runs across the deadly wastelands of Lower Quoggly.
                            What's Upper Quoggly like?
                            Bert sez...
                            "Wanna sell more?
                            MAKE IT 1/64!!!"

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                              “Hmmmmm…mmm… two hair dryers and some tubing?”
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                              70 years of kicking everyone's tail.
                              Due to the recent budget cuts,
                              the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
                              current state of the economy, the light at the end
                              of the tunnel has been turned off.

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                              • Originally posted by guy64 View Post

                                What's Upper Quoggly like?
                                Upper Quoggly is quite nice actually – the Upper Quoglians are very friendly folks.

                                Unless they find out you are from Lower Frogley, Upper Splogley or Gibber Jobbly (…or Wales).

                                Then they can turn nasty in a snap.

                                A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside a Yorkshire pudding.

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