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  • Matchbox Holden Kingswood Ute "Bogbuster"

    OK, its been over a year now, I think maybe it's time to post one from a better known maker...although from an obscure, lesser known series - Superchargers!

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    I don't generally go in for Monster Trucks, but I am a big enough fan of the Matchbox Holden Kingswood Ute and my variant / completist attitude brought me to pick up this model. This model is from the mid 1980s, thick in the middle of the Universal era when so many of the former Lesney models were modified in one way or another to update them and keep them relevant.
    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 or at least had one of these from childhood collection. For the time period it looked good.

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    • #3
      The black tire versions are a bit more believable:

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      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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      • #4
        I’m a sucker for utes, particularly the holdens, but I just don’t know about that one.

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        • #5
          Yeah, not my first choice, I've thought from time to time of swapping the base out with a standard height. The paint / deco isn't bad, but the monster truck chassis takes a lot of getting used to.
          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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          • #6
            Even though the body was originally a Lesney casting, I don't think I'd get one, unless maybe I ran across one packaged out in the wild, then I'd consider it if the price was right, but loose I don't know where'd I'd keep it or display it.

            I think they also used the Chevy Blazer in this series, I might be more inclined to get that one someday, but still not sure.
            Doug

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            • #7
              Those orange tires certainly are a bit on the bright side....

              Only monster truck I collect is Bigfoot. I'll never ever forget a ride in the very first one back in 1983 when a buddy had his GMC lifted at BF's home here in St. Lou., I was his ride home after dropping the truck off. My 68 Mustang looked so tiny next to him....LOL
              Scotty "Mustang (+Matchbox) Mad Man!"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Douglas View Post
                Even though the body was originally a Lesney casting, I don't think I'd get one, unless maybe I ran across one packaged out in the wild, then I'd consider it if the price was right, but loose I don't know where'd I'd keep it or display it.

                I think they also used the Chevy Blazer in this series, I might be more inclined to get that one someday, but still not sure.
                There were a number of models modified for this series, I also have a Model A Coupe. I've seen a Corvette drop top. I know there are more, but I've focused on specific models that interest me.
                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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                • #9
                  Originally posted by WebeStang64 View Post
                  Those orange tires certainly are a bit on the bright side....

                  Only monster truck I collect is Bigfoot. I'll never ever forget a ride in the very first one back in 1983 when a buddy had his GMC lifted at BF's home here in St. Lou., I was his ride home after dropping the truck off. My 68 Mustang looked so tiny next to him....LOL
                  That's so cool! I remember seeing an early version of Bigfoot at a car show in Chicago, must have been late winter or very early spring 1980. That was an impressive truck, even for the time. It was so much more than "just" a raised 4x4. There were mirrors placed on the floor under the truck so you could see underneath, and besides heavily modified suspension, both ends steered...it had dual steering. A lot of those mods made in on to later trucks, but that was the first I'd ever seen those kinds of modifications.
                  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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