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    I recently found the Super City Garage playset for a discounted price. Four out of the six models included are modifications of Majorette models. They have different wheels, are made in China and look overall cheaper. Nevertheless, they bear the name Majorette on the base plate and even have a reference number. Reason enough for me to add them to my Majorette collection. The remaining two models also have the Majorette name cast on their base but seem to be exclusive castings I have never seen anywhere before. With all models, the base plate is not riveted to the body, but fixed with screws.

    Here are the six vehicles included:

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    The Ford Mustang GT is particularly interesting. The "China" casting (green) is much smaller than the conventional model, but has a scale of 1/61 on the base (instead of 1/64 for the normal model). Shouldn't 1/61 be bigger than 1/64?

    Doors are cast shut, windows are closed on the sides and the front spoiler lips are simplified... to name a few differences. Still: both have ref #204-C cast on their base.

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    With the Audi, the cast fuel cap is particularly noticeable on the "China" model (yellow). A detail the normal casting does not have. But nevertheless, this model feels very cheap compared to the regular Majorette-Audi. Even more than the Mustang. Both R8-models are identical in dimensions and have #237-F on the base.

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    I couldn't take any comparison pic of the Toyota because I simply didn't find my other Hilux's. I will add more pics in the next few days.

    Finally, the two Iveco Dailys. The rear compartments are plastic and screwed to the base. I took them apart to see if the ambulance and fire truck version have any specific ref-numbers cast inside but unfortunately couldn't find anything. Base number is 212-B for both.

    Does anyone know if these two Ivecos have appeared under the "Dickie" label anywhere?

    Also: if that is 212-B, what was model 212-A?

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  • #2
    Not bad looking for cheaper versions of the regular issues, I guess that scale of 1/61 must have been an error on that Mustang, maybe it was suppose to read 1/67 or something.

    Anyway, Nice additions to your collection.
    Doug

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    • #3
      Thanks for the detailed illustrations of the difference, I wouldn't have thought there to be that big differences but good to know. I think I've seen this set at retail before but nonetheless not something I remotely considered buying due to its size. The two Ivecos and the Hilux are the ones that really interest me but after seeing this I will probably add the 'real' Majorette models instead.

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      • #4
        I want hilux.it is cool and look lowered car.

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        • #5
          thanks for comparison pics... if i happen to see this set on the pegs i will pass on it.

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