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  • Majorette 241-A VW Beetle

    What I like about toy cars is that there is always something to discover. Years ago I bought the Majorette "Vintage" 5 pack. Unfortunately, two of the models (Mustang and Porsche) were recently damaged. Since the black Mustang appears to be not available individually, I bit the bullet and bought the set again.

    It arrived a few days ago. On closer inspection I noticed that the 241-A VW Beetle is different. This time it had a tow hook! What a nice and unexpected addition to my collection.

    And now it gets even stranger: I knew that the Beetle also existed in the trailer series and that Majorette would at some point change the base plate to add a trailer hitch. But if I take a closer look at the base plate and look at the date stamp, it is noticeable that the version with a hook is even older than the one without. Has Majorette used both variants in parallel right from the start? If so, why is the model without tow hook needed at all?

    Are there possibly other Beetles with tow hooks outside of the trailer series? Let's see what can be found....

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    Haven't really collected much in newer Majorette over the last 15 years or more, but even with older stuff that was always one of the exciting things with them is getting something you're pretty sure you already have, but when comparing you discover it's a variation.
    Doug

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    • #3
      My model from the Vintage Giftpack 5-pack has a tow hook and is from BK150517.
      The one from the Vintage Trailer 2-pack has also a tow hook and is from BK271117.
      And I have also a orange one: BK301017, bought as single Vintage.

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      • #4
        This week I got the "Vintage Trailer" set. Apparently, Majorette has revised the model further and attached a Majorette-typical clip above the tow hook. This Beetle has 2019 as a date stamp.

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        • #5
          So many nice variations to collect.
          Doug

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