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    Can someone help me out with this Majorette Mercedes-Benz SL

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    It's a bit of a caricature from a '90s Mercedes-Benz SL, it's also a lot smaller, round about 1/87 and is "free-wheelin"

    Does anybody have an idea what it is and where it belongs to as the two slots on the base made me think it can be clicked onto something.
    I already investigated all of Majorette's car carriers but without any luck, who can help me ??

    Thanks.

  • #2
    I've no clue, but I will ask a friend who may know.

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    • #3
      Majorette did have a series (1300 series) of Micro Sonic Flashers. A Mercedes-Benz 600SL, #1312, was in the series with a working car horn and headlamps.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Motorcade View Post
        I've no clue, but I will ask a friend who may know.
        Thnx Steve.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mark F. View Post
          Majorette did have a series (1300 series) of Micro Sonic Flashers. A Mercedes-Benz 600SL, #1312, was in the series with a working car horn and headlamps.
          OMG Mark, thanks for your input. I was already able to find more info and after investigating my SL it indeed looks like it has transparent headlights so it sounds logic it gave light. Unfortunately mine's completely dead, doesn't give a peep and it looks like I have to break it to get it open which won't happen.

          Incredible technology for that time and in that scale.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Frans View Post
            I have to break it to get it open which won't happen.

            Incredible technology for that time.
            After Googling some more I found info on.... wait for it.....Swiftysgarage ๐Ÿ˜Ž I couldn't help myself so I took out my Swiss knife and pried it open....
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            .....and so much for incredible technology there is nothing in it and never has been by the looks of it and the headlights that looked kind of translucent are just black plastic molded into the body ??

            So the mystery continues as this is NOT a Mjorette Micro Sonic Flasher

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            • #7
              While certainly not an expert with Majorette cars I did buy lots of them in the '70's into the '90's and never recall running into anything like this one. Really looks kind of crude for Majorette and making me thinking maybe a younger kid type toy car

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Frans View Post
                Can someone help me out with this Majorette Mercedes-Benz SL
                You might try asking over in the Majorette bay....https://www.diecastgarage.org/node/215 ...maybe someone there might have an idea.
                Michael "Toyotageek"
                Japanese Minicar Garage https://japaneseminicargarage.weebly.com/

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                • #9
                  I have had a reply from my good friend Juan at 'Toys from the Past'. He is Very knowledgeable on old toys. I would agree with his findings, that this is a 'Cheaper' re-issue of the Micro-sonic-flashers from the 90's (Without the sonic flasher electronics) which was available for a short time in a chocolate egg (similar to Ferrero 'Kinder' style).
                  Here are his findings (Thanks Juan) -

                  "I have been doing some research, and I have found two sources:

                  One in German, which is (to my knowledge or in my opinion) completely wrong, most dates do not fit the catalogues. They say they came before the Micro Sonic Flashers, mid 80s

                  https://www.altemodellbahnen.de/t454...romodelle.html

                  The second one in French, which says they came later (late 90s) as a premium in a brand of chocolate eggs, concurrent to Kinder Surprise/Ferrero. This looks much more reliable."
                  https://www.majorette-rail-route.com...-sonic-flasher

                  I Hope this solves the Mystery. (Steve)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Motorcade View Post
                    I have had a reply from my good friend Juan at 'Toys from the Past'. He is Very knowledgeable on old toys. Here are his findings (Thanks Juan) -

                    I Hope this solves the Mystery. (Steve)
                    Thanks Steve (and Juan).

                    As my little Majorette Micro has no electronics what so ever the chocolate egg suprise seems to be the logic answer

                    I guess the mystery is solved, I๐Ÿ’–the diecast garage.

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