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    Hi Everyone, Just showing my collection of Majorette Bronco's, I thought I had a basic range black one too in a blister somewhere, but can't find it.




    And then there is this one that I don't have a good pic of



    I really like the look of this one so I'll show a bigger picture






    The two yellow Sonic Flashers issues are slightly different to each other,
    You might notice that not only the blue tampoing is a little different shade, but on the roof lights one casting has raised rings around them.


    The bases are only different in one has chrome highlights and the other doesn't.


    Well there are my Broncos, wish I could have found the black one.
    Doug

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    I've seen that German fire version here before, but none of these others.

    I have a police version purchased locally (I buy any Majorette I see in the wild--given Ames sold them in the 1990s, they're out there) It's a Sonic Flasher. Pain in the rear to work on--I think I broke a contact off trying to change the battery (that was after shattering the chassis (glued back together) drilling the car open. By making the newer ones user-changeable, and partially assembled with screws, Majorette really knew what they were doing with SOS Flashers.

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    • #3
      Nice! My Majorette Bronco II is black with gold accents, but I don't have it -- or a photo of it -- handy.

      My boss at one of my first real jobs was so proud of his then-brand new Eddie Bauer Bronco II. I took a ride in it felt very small, as I recall. I have a Matchbox Bronco II in the same colors (green and tan) as the boss.

      Somebody near me now has a very nicely restored early Bronco II in typical dark red and white. I should take a photo and share next time I see it.

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      • #4
        Nice Bronco II's you have. The one with the chrome lettering on the base plate would be the earliest Sonic Flasher.

        Here's one with a machine gun, #2306:




        Regular issue, #251:

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        • #5
          Originally posted by cody6268 View Post
          I've seen that German fire version here before, but none of these others.

          I have a police version purchased locally (I buy any Majorette I see in the wild--given Ames sold them in the 1990s, they're out there) It's a Sonic Flasher. Pain in the rear to work on--I think I broke a contact off trying to change the battery (that was after shattering the chassis (glued back together) drilling the car open. By making the newer ones user-changeable, and partially assembled with screws, Majorette really knew what they were doing with SOS Flashers.
          I didn't know they started to screw the bases on newer Sonic Flashers, I never did go get any from Target when they carried them, seemed I'd been there a couple times this year, but never saw them on the pegs. Is your police version the same as Mark shows, I have that one as well. None of my sonic Bronco's work anymore, except the red gangster one makes a very brief, very faint machine gun sound, and then dies away. Thanks
          Doug

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Lane1through75 View Post
            Nice! My Majorette Bronco II is black with gold accents, but I don't have it -- or a photo of it -- handy.

            My boss at one of my first real jobs was so proud of his then-brand new Eddie Bauer Bronco II. I took a ride in it felt very small, as I recall. I have a Matchbox Bronco II in the same colors (green and tan) as the boss.

            Somebody near me now has a very nicely restored early Bronco II in typical dark red and white. I should take a photo and share next time I see it.
            Thanks Lane, your black with gold sounds the same I'm remembering I have somewhere. As you noted the Bronco II, before I was thinking these were full size Bronco's, especially since the blue basic range one I showed just says Bronco on the base, but then checking pictures I see these are actually Bronco II's. That Eddie Bauer Matchbox you mention, that was the Collectors Choice issue wasn't it, with the added detailed trim like they did on that range?
            Doug

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Douglas View Post

              I didn't know they started to screw the bases on newer Sonic Flashers, I never did go get any from Target when they carried them, seemed I'd been there a couple times this year, but never saw them on the pegs. Is your police version the same as Mark shows, I have that one as well. None of my sonic Bronco's work anymore, except the red gangster one makes a very brief, very faint machine gun sound, and then dies away. Thanks
              My police (well, Sheriff) version is white with blue tampos.

              This is a photo I found online. Mine's in storage somewhere.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mark F. View Post
                Nice Bronco II's you have. The one with the chrome lettering on the base plate would be the earliest Sonic Flasher.

                Here's one with a machine gun, #2306:




                Regular issue, #251:

                Thanks, I'd never seen one with the opening rear part, my regular issue has just the solid window glazing over the back, is that an early issue of the regular Bronco?

                When you posted your photo of the police one I remembered I had that and others in my emergency case, all Sonic Flashers, that no longer work, think I got them all new at stores back in the day.

                .
                Doug

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by cody6268 View Post

                  My police (well, Sheriff) version is white with blue tampos.

                  This is a photo I found online. Mine's in storage somewhere.

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                  Neat Cody, I was just getting my picture of others taken when you must have posted, it seems I was lucky enough to find that one too.
                  Doug

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Douglas View Post

                    Thanks Lane, your black with gold sounds the same I'm remembering I have somewhere. As you noted the Bronco II, before I was thinking these were full size Bronco's, especially since the blue basic range one I showed just says Bronco on the base, but then checking pictures I see these are actually Bronco II's. That Eddie Bauer Matchbox you mention, that was the Collectors Choice issue wasn't it, with the added detailed trim like they did on that range?
                    Yes, that's the one. Unfortunately we don't have a photo in the database of that model, and mine is packed away, The Two Lane Desktop blog (no relation) has some nice photos of the model.

                    Two Lane Desktop Bronco II

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Douglas View Post

                      Thanks, I'd never seen one with the opening rear part, my regular issue has just the solid window glazing over the back, is that an early issue of the regular Bronco?
                      You're welcome. Yes, the earlier ones have an opening rear window.

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