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  • Express Wheels Police Set (Suntoys)

    If there is no manufacturer on a car package and the cars are also not marketed, then the printed name * Express Wheels * often helps, because then it is models from SUNTOYS. The german department store chain * Kaufland * acts as the distributor.
    Suntoys models usually have a number on the base plate, which is often (but not always) four-digit, newer models often have an * L * in front of the four-digit number.
    With this pack I could also assign the Ford Bronco (bottom vehicle), which I already owned loosely and which I traded for a Pioneer model. Pioneer has also produced very similar models, but in fact they are not identical, but copied, although I am undecided who copied whom here.
    I could use some help with the vehicle designations, I can't yet assign them all with certainty.

    Express Wheels POLICE Set




    backside *Express Wheels*
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    No. 1 - Nissan Prairie (?)







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    No. 2 - Chevrolet Caprice






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    no. 3 -Mercedes Benz 809(?)






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    No. 4 - Ford F-150 Wrecker (?)







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    No. 5 - Ford Bronco








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    Box-backside
    Last edited by EDeKa; 08-10-2020, 03:39 PM.

  • #2
    Very nice set - like the bomb squad truck with the dish on the roof. Neat to be able to give a brand to these.

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    • #3
      Cool set! I like the Bomb Squad truck too. I think the police car is a 90's Chevy Caprice. Nice find!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Diecaster62 View Post
        Cool set! I like the Bomb Squad truck too. I think the police car is a 90's Chevy Caprice. Nice find!
        Yes - I believe you are right , this car is a Chevrolet Caprice . Thanks for information, I change the cars name.

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        • #5
          I used to have some of these. Dollar General used to use a lot of Express Wheels for their house branded stuff. They were pretty flimsy, and broke easily. I do like how the SUV is a stock ride height. I remember those I had were all monster trucks with giant wheels.

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          • #6
            Every time I see models from this maker I can't help but think Summer. I have a gut feeling there is a tie somewhere between Summer and Sun Toys
            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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            • #7
              Originally posted by jt3 View Post
              Every time I see models from this maker I can't help but think Summer. I have a gut feeling there is a tie somewhere between Summer and Sun Toys
              I can see why you'd think that as they are just as crude as Summer and often use the same types of wheels but they are both totally separate companies 😀

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              • #8
                Suntoys diecast are sold at Dollar Tree here as well. I have bought several sets from there but no police sets which they never have.

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                • #9
                  Various sets with these vehicles and others tend to show up at Ocean State Job Lots around here.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jt3 View Post
                    Every time I see models from this maker I can't help but think Summer. I have a gut feeling there is a tie somewhere between Summer and Sun Toys

                    Oh - there seem to be some relationships. I first put the Ford Bronco (red and white County Police) in my own list as a PIONEER. The casting looked to me like the white and blue Highway Patrol Ford Bronco that I found in a Pioneer package. Only the bottom plate was clearly designed differently, and the PIONEER doesn't have a number on it.
                    It was only with this Suntoys set that I noticed that this Ford Bronco belongs to Suntoys and that it has a four-digit number, which is mostly, but unfortunately not always the case with my older Suntoys models (newer Suntoys models often have an * L * before the four-digit number).
                    Here are the pictures:


                    PIONEER Ford Bronco Highway Patrol

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                    SUNTOYS Ford Bronco County Police

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                    PIONEER black base without number

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                    SUNTOYS silver base with number 8009

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                    • #11
                      To me No.1 looks more like the Dodge Caravan/Chrysler Town&Country/Voyager/Plymouth Voyager 3rd Generation 1996-2000 (also built as 3-Star Grand Caravan in China 🤣)

                      No. 3 probably should represent the second generation Mercedes-Benz T2 1986-1996

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                      • #12
                        My tow truck (wrecker) doesn't have the metal boom! That's cool! I believe I have one of the Bomb Squad truck too, but it must be in a tub in the garage. I like these Sun Toy sets, and have a few of them in my collection.

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