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  • Lone Star Impy 1968 Ford Mustang

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    Anybody who has watched my collection evolve over the past few years knows I have a thing for Impy models. While it is true I kinda set them aside for a bit to chase out other makers (in particular Budgie), I still have a soft spot for Impy models. My preference is towards the early models, which had so many features they were and remain incomparable at the scale - opening doors, hoods / bonnets, trunks / boots, working suspension, and even jewelled headlights, features often copied singly by other makers but none to date have applied all in one model as Lone Star did with the Impy line.

    But all good things come to an end. Sadly, Impy did not end with a bang, but with a whimper. Over time, those wonderful features that set the line apart from and above the crowd were done away with until the models became hollow shells on wheels...such as this Mustang.

    Don't get me wrong, I like this Mustang, overall it does a fair job of capturing the silhouette of the real car, and for its day in the mid to late 1970s, this was a respectable model. Add in that the Mustangs sold as Impy are not exactly commonplace to begin with (and there is an even harder to find box set issue in gold color), so that even with the lack of features this is a worthy model.

    DCMT / Lone Star ceased making models sometime around 1980, after beginning before the founding of Lesney in the late 1940s, possibly earlier.

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    The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. 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 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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    Yes, it was sad to watch Impy go downhill from such wonderful multi-feature models with all the opening parts and jeweled headlights to very basic castings. I always marveled at such features and quality for little toy cars made in the 1960's.

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    • #3
      Another variation of the Impy Mustang...































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      • #4
        Oh WOW.......Scotty likes them much.................
        Scotty "Mustang (+Matchbox) Mad Man!"

        RIP.....Pop.....David Blase Garascia 9-17-35 12-3-20.

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        • #5
          a very informative post...looking at the back of the box.i was wondering why they started with #9 instead of #1.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by pegers View Post
            a very informative post...looking at the back of the box.i was wondering why they started with #9 instead of #1.
            That was the "Flyers" line, the originals began with #110...beats me as to why. But with the Flyers line it starts officially with #7, which is the unobtainium Vauxhall Firenza. There is a #8 listed as a Ford Capri, but I've never seen one and have it listed as unconfirmed.
            The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. 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 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
              thanks for the info Wes.

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