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    I'm not really sure how rare or hard to find these 1963 Falcons were for anyone else, but I looked and hunted for almost 15 years for one. I saw one on a huge HO scale train display at a model train show at the fairgrounds many, many years ago. My mom had a sweet 63 Falcon Spring in her hey~day and I wanted a few for my collection, "BADLY"...
    I ran across a seller on ebay a few years back who bought a huge inventory from Yat Ming before they closed their doors. He sold them at very reasonable prices and shipping from China was unreasonably cheap too. I bought several from him...













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    I bought several, one of each to keep packaged and others to change around and customize a little. They came with little 6 banger engines, so I swapped engines as well as wheels...





















    This one now sports a small block V~8 Ford engine from a Johnny Lightning car...

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    • #3

      I bought several, one of each to keep packaged and others to change around and customize a little. They came with little 6 cylynder engines, so I swapped engines as well as wheels...





















      This one now sports a small block V~8 Ford engine from a Johnny Lightning car...

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      • #4
        To answer the original question, to my understanding these never made it to retail, Yatming closed their doors before this whole series got out.

        The only other first gen Falcons I know of are Buby of Argentina and Hubley Real Toys...good luck finding either one, and if you do they are not cheap.
        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)

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        • #5
          A~OK, Thank you all for the info. and imput... Even after 10~12 years at Swifty's, I am still more than likely the biggest "COMPOOTER DUMMY" you all will ever know...
          I was just wondering because
          I have always respected the nice, clean, child friendly viewing atmosphere along with the vocabulary limitations Swifty's has maintained, and I abided by all the rules. I couldn't understand what I was typing that may be considered nasty or child unfriendly...
          At least I do learn a little each time, maybe a little slower than most, but I get it sooner or later... Sorry I messed this post up...
          Last edited by Stangfreak; 09-24-2019, 01:43 PM.

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          • #6
            No need to apologize, we're all learning here...
            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
              Believe it or not that seller is still listing inventory from his Yatming factory clearout several years ago.I bought the Falcons and the Continental from him back in the day, but decided against picking up the Packards. After seeing a '55 Caribbean in all it's glory at a Car Show a few weeks ago, I may remedy that omission.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Lane1through75 View Post
                Believe it or not that seller is still listing inventory from his Yatming factory clearout several years ago.I bought the Falcons and the Continental from him back in the day, but decided against picking up the Packards. After seeing a '55 Caribbean in all it's glory at a Car Show a few weeks ago, I may remedy that omission.
                WOW... I didn't know that. He must have bought the whole factory...LOL
                That's awesome... Here's a few others I bought from him...










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                • #9
                  I think several of us bought from the same guy! The Lincoln for me was the real winner. Great work on the customs! The Corvette was nice too, except for the reverse opening hood.

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                  • #10
                    those are some good looking castings,that i do not have myself.

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                    • #11
                      Hey new guy here. I know You're talking 1/64 , but I'm a long time fan of yatming and all their evolutions. I"m from Northern NH originally.I grew up with willys Wagons. I got that 2 tone blue
                      willys wagon 1/18 that that road signature put out a few years ago. I thought they were still yat ming .learn something every day.I think I had a 1/18 66 falcon or a 64 cant remember. I always liked them because in the day most of the trunks, doors and .hoods opened which gave you engines trannys etc. I wanted that greenlight ford bronco in 1/18 but the doors and hoods dont even open for around 67 bucks. I got a jada 1/24 66-77 bronco with 2 sets of wheels and the hood opens for 20 bucks at walmart . On the broncos i think jadas gift was the 1/64 broncos they still put out.
                      The 1/24 versions were not as nicely proportioned as the 1/64 . Oh ,and I do like your falcons . Little engines in a 1/64 . Very few makers do that.

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                      • #12
                        I just got a 1/18 shelby collectible of a 66 shelby gt350H on ebay for a steal. I had the same car from lane exact detail. They run up to and 0ver $150.00. I didnt pay that, but you could scarcely tell the difference. You can buy all the 350 gts from wdm or wmd who knows for 48 and 10 shipping if you dont use ebay and go right to them. The detail on the shelby collectibles is awsome for that price, or any for that matter.Im yet to go over $100.00 . I don wanna .

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                        • #13
                          The Falcon was simply one of those cars that no one seemed to have an interest in offering in small scale. Outside of the two Wes mentioned there is also the 3 inch Tootiesey Toy slushmold version. I managed to get the "new" Yats from this series. Kept meaning to go back and check and see if he had any of the '30's era pickup trucks. It is to bad these never made it to market as I know they would have been great sellers for Yat - and always wonder what other cars they might have had planned for this series before they shut the doors.

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