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    Playart is fun to collect. The paint is fragile so nice, unchipped examples can be hard to find sometimes. Looks like the corner of the rear bumper on this one had a mishap I didn't notice before... Playart managed to cover a lot of models not covered by others, or only covered many years later. And Playart made the rounds, being sold in the Sears house brand (Roadmates I think they were called) and under the Model Power brand (primarily their fire engines). They were prolific for about 15 or so years, from the late 1960s to the early 1980s, then disappeared. Most models can be found in a variety of enamel colors, and there are 5 or 6 wheel types used across the line, not counting any specialty wheels or odd scale ranges. Speaking of scale, "3 inch" is all over the place scale wise for Playart, a 67 Ford Thunderbird is tiny (1/76ish) while a Honda 360 is monstrous, probably close to 1/50 scale.
    The image file limits have been reset. We have over-limit warnings for the past 3 months and I've had to lower the image file limits. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I know I've mentioned many times before, but it is very important to downsize images - doesn't matter if they are hosted elsewhere or here. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The new limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

    Thank you for your understanding.

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    I have noticed on other Playart models that the corners on the bumpers can be on the fragile side. Remember finding them at stores like Woolworths, JJ Newberry/McCrory, Sears, etc.


    • #3
      Beautiful Volvo!