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    After a long time finally back in a toy store that has Majorette models. Finally found some Majorette cars in the wild again. All six are from the "Racing" series.

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    Except for the Peugeot, all castings are completely new to me.

    202-C Opel Corsa, 205-J Peugeot 308 GT

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    209-H Porsche 911 GT3 RS, 219-H Lamborghini Urus

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    238-C Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, 9610-A Chevrolet Corvette

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    I especially like the Corvette's wheels with the classic "MAJORETTE" print.

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    But it's a shame that the Vette no longer has a 200 number on the base plate. After the Camaro (Ref 9609), this is the second model in my collection with a 9600 number. Are there any more of them? Does anyone know why?

    I also noticed that there are more and more Majorette models with the Dickie Spielwaren GmbH company name and German address are cast on their bases. For me, Majorette somehow feels more German than French by now. But on the other hand, Matchbox is American now and has not been English for a long time. It's probably the way of the times.

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    Finally, one more question about the Dodge. Rather untypical for Majorette, there is no model name cast on its base. Instead, you will find copyright information there. However, the copyright is on a raised panel with rounded corners. Another panel (with angular corners) seems to be hidden underneath. Does anyone have an older model and know whether there was a model name there earlier?

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  • #2
    Originally posted by superfast175 View Post
    I also noticed that there are more and more Majorette models with the Dickie Spielwaren GmbH company name and German address are cast on their bases. For me, Majorette somehow feels more German than French by now.
    That's because Majorette is part a German company these days. The French roots are long gone.

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    • #3
      Always nice to see new Majorette items. Yes, sadly the French roots seem long gone. There was always that extra joy of buying a toy car that said Made in France, or made in England, or Made in Spain...etc.

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      • #4
        Nice models, I also like the Majorette print on the Corvette wheels.
        It appears 4 of the 6 cars have opening doors, do they?

        Eric

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        • #5
          Very nice! Majorette will always be "French" to me... even if a German company owns the brand now. Happy they are still existing here in the Diecast Roaring '20s.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by superfast175 View Post

            Finally, one more question about the Dodge. Rather untypical for Majorette, there is no model name cast on its base. Instead, you will find copyright information there. However, the copyright is on a raised panel with rounded corners. Another panel (with angular corners) seems to be hidden underneath. Does anyone have an older model and know whether there was a model name there earlier?

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            It probably uses the same baseplate as the Hellcat.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by superfast175 View Post

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              But it's a shame that the Vette no longer has a 200 number on the base plate. After the Camaro (Ref 9609), this is the second model in my collection with a 9600 number. Are there any more of them? Does anyone know why?
              Actually theses 98XX castings were orginally launched 2017 as Dickie Toys in Transformers-series (with ugly wheels) but clearly built in the Majorette-Thai factory.

              There are six castings, most of them had been launched since then as Majorette but they did not get a 2XX-number but they kept the original number.
              9809 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe 2018 (already in Street Cars)
              9810 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Racing Coupé 2014-2016 (already in Racing Cars and Premium Cars)
              9811 Ford Mustang Custom Police 2016 - with opening doors
              9812 Lamborghini Centenario Coupé 2016 (already in Street Cars)
              9813 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Coupé 2017- (already in Premium Cars and Racing Cars)
              9814 Western Star tractor truck (already in Transporters with a Cattle Trailer)

              The AMG, the Corvette and the Centenario are quite nice castings.
              I beleive that the Mustang had not been used my Majorette because they launched in 2019 two Mustang castings (N°204C, N°204D) representing the newer Mustang.

              Most of theses castings I have, the Camaro only from Dickie for the others several versions. Not the Western Star as I concentrate on more on cars, I am still resisting.
              Last edited by Grifo74; 04-18-2021, 06:33 AM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Grifo74 View Post

                Actually theses 98XX castings were orginally launched 2017 as Dickie Toys in Transformers-series (with ugly wheels) but clearly built in the Majorette-Thai factory.

                There are six castings, most of them had been launched since then as Majorette but they did not get a 2XX-number but they kept the original number.
                9809 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe 2018 (already in Street Cars)
                9810 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Racing Coupé 2014-2016 (already in Racing Cars and Premium Cars)
                9811 Ford Mustang Custom Police 2016 - with opening doors
                9812 Lamborghini Centenario Coupé 2016 (already in Street Cars)
                9813 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Coupé 2017- (already in Premium Cars and Racing Cars)
                98?? Western Star tractor truck (already in Transporters with a Cattle Trailer)
                Thanks for the list Grifo74! Very helpful. I have the (somewhat odd looking) Camaro from the Street Cars series. I'm still missing the rest.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MKZ View Post

                  It probably uses the same baseplate as the Hellcat.
                  Yes, I thought that too. But unfortunately I don't have any of them. Thanks MKZ!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 69ch View Post
                    Nice models, I also like the Majorette print on the Corvette wheels.
                    It appears 4 of the 6 cars have opening doors, do they?

                    Eric
                    Thanks Eric! Yes, the doors open on the coupes and the Lambo. The tailgate opens on both hatchbacks.

                    Good play value. However, the enormous gaps in the doors worsen the appearance. With the 911 Convertible, the hood opens, not the doors. That works better than here with the 911 coupe. But no matter - you get a lot for the money.

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