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  • Some thing that is not often done by Mattel.

    back about 15 years they were issuing the classics track sets to go with the classics series out at the time.
    this the only time i can recall that a playset was manufactured in 2 different countries.
    thailand and malaysia.




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    From experience, you have to open the playset (not an easy task without destroying the box) to get to the car, it is not in a window in the corner like so many others...
    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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    • #3
      Originally posted by jt3 View Post


      From experience, you have to open the playset (not an easy task without destroying the box) to get to the car, it is not in a window in the corner like so many others...
      you are 100% right Wes...i can not recall how many i opened and then gave to a kid at our club.it took awhile to find the Thailand issue.

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      • #4
        Bet you made a lot of kids at the club happy with those track sets.

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        • #5
          Nice one's you have congrats. 👍I'm on the hunt for both of those. 👍

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          • #6
            Originally posted by pjedsel View Post
            Bet you made a lot of kids at the club happy with those track sets.
            it almost got to be a monthly ritual at our club meeting...if some one picked up a set that was still sealed i would buy it.

            then i would have some kid,who i hoped was lucky,open it.i never did fine the lucky kid i needed.

            i will add that i was not doing this every month.this set like most sets got hard to find after a month or so after it was released.

            the strange thing is that the guys at club that regularly sold on line and the ones that shopped on line newer saw one offered
            loose.

            finally after a year or so hunting i found a set that had one.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by pegers
              the strange thing is that the guys at club that regularly sold on line and the ones that shopped on line newer saw one offered
              loose.
              I took a look yesterday, just because. Only one loose car, no base shot. No track sets still in box. And of course, being a playset car the one loose example was priced pretty well up there in double digits.

              I'm guessing, but most of the Classics series (spectraflame paint) were made in Thailand. Might be they started the playset run in Thailand, bumped into some production issue and moved production to the main facility in Malaysia to meet the contract deadline. I haven't paid close attention in a couple years, but most mainline production comes out of Malaysia anyway, and the Thailand facility seems to be used for the premium level issues.

              My biggest disappointment with this track set is that the car was not spectraflame. Not being able to see the car, and "Classics" slathered all over the packaging, with retro styling, I presumed the exclusive car would be spectraflame as well. Later when I saw the playset Dixie Challenger and pics of the 57 Chevy (both of which *are* in corner windows), I realized the bait and switch.
              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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              • #8
                Wes.i took better pics of the bases.i agree that most of the classes were made in thailand.


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