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  • Heads-up about the Tune-Up's Series

    So far the boxes of these models have always been unmarked, there was no way of telling what car was inside until you opened it.

    But the most recent waves of models have a little number in front of the production date. That two-digit number refers to the car inside that box.

    Here's the list I made;

    BK01 : Cool : Ford Raptor 4*4
    BK02 : Rare : Ford Raptor 4*4
    BK03 : Super Rare : Ford F-150
    BK04 : Cool : Suzuki Jimny
    BK05 : Rare : Suzuki Jimny
    BK06 : Super Rare : Suzuki Jimny
    BK07 : Cool : Toyota Hiace
    BK08 : Rare : Toyota Hiace
    BK09 : Cool : Toyota AE86
    BK10 : Ultra Rare : Toyota AE86
    BK11 : Cool : Lamborghini Urus
    BK12 : Rare : Lamborghini Urus
    BK13 : Cool : Renault Megane
    BK14 : Cool : Dodge Charger
    BK15 : Rare : Dodge Charger
    BK16 : Cool : Vw Golf
    BK17 : Rare : Vw Golf
    BK18 : Super Rare : Vw Golf


    Early production run, only a date stamp, no number. (22/02/21)

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    Recent production run with number, followed by the date stamp. (07/06/21)

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  • #2
    That is neat that folks now know what they are getting, but not so neat that possibly a collectors' chances of happening upon one of the rarer ones at a store is less likely
    Doug

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    • #3
      Originally posted by lil' '86 View Post
      But the most recent waves of models have a little number in front of the production date. That two-digit number refers to the car inside that box.

      Here's the list I made;

      BK01 : Cool : Ford Raptor 4*4
      BK02 : Rare : Ford Raptor 4*4
      BK03 : Super Rare : Ford F-150
      BK04 : Cool : Suzuki Jimny
      BK05 : Rare : Suzuki Jimny
      BK06 : Super Rare : Suzuki Jimny
      BK07 : Cool : Toyota Hiace
      BK08 : Rare : Toyota Hiace
      BK09 : Cool : Toyota AE86
      BK10 : Ultra Rare : Toyota AE86
      BK11 : Cool : Lamborghini Urus
      BK12 : Rare : Lamborghini Urus
      BK13 : Cool : Renault Megane
      BK14 : Cool : Dodge Charger
      BK15 : Rare : Dodge Charger
      BK16 : Cool : Vw Golf
      BK17 : Rare : Vw Golf
      BK18 : Super Rare : Vw Golf
      This is incredibly helpful! Thank you for finding this out.

      Now I can't wait until the lockdown in this country is over and I can finally go to toy shops again ...

      PS: Did you manage to find the Ultra Rare Toyota GT86 yet ?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by superfast175 View Post

        PS: Did you manage to find the Ultra Rare Toyota GT86 yet ?
        I'm glad I could help and yes I did.

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        • #5
          Congratulations!!! That Toyota looks great 👍

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          • #6
            In the last couple of weeks I've had time to visit all the toy stores in my area. Two of them have the Tune Ups series and in both cases the reference number was printed on the box exactly as lil' '86 described above. Thank you again for this information!

            I was able to expand my Tune Ups collection to 15 cars. Completely new to me is the #222-F Renault Megane RS and the #218-D Toyota GT86. I am most happy about these two. Actually, my favorite, surprisingly, is the Megane RS. The casting is much smaller than the #264-C VW Golf GTI. And I'm curious how the Majorette-Megane compares to the upcoming Matchbox-Megane.

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            In total, I'm still missing 3 of the Tune Up cars. Once "rare" (a Golf), once "super rare" (another Golf) and once "ultra rare" (GT86). I wonder if I will find them in that order (if I find them).

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