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    I've neglected Majorette for a while now, nothing intentional, just luck of the draw I guess. I'm glad to see new product coming from them, though the last of any quantity I found was as Toys R Us was closing here stateside. They never were particularly easy to find in my travels, and most in my collection came from other collectors or online purchases.

    It's a shame so many of their classic tools were lost in the flood, but they have really upped their game since starting over. I have 3 different variants of this basic Chevy pickup and I'm happy with all of them.


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    Aside from the trickle of US releases after Dickie bought Jada; I have usually ended up finding a handful of sets here and there through various US retailers over the years--Amazon, Kmart, Walmart--just to name a few.

    While I don't have this one yet, it's an impressive casting. To me, if Majorette wants to succeed here, we need toolings of US market cars. There are a few, but not a whole lot (but more than Tomica for that matter.

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      If memory serves, the very last I found was a Porsche hiding in a Hobby Lobby, back behind some other models. A bit of a surprise and overpriced, but not terribly. I vaguely recall the almost obligatory Mustang and Camaro coming from TrU, but part of the charm of a French based company is expecting Euro oriented and France-centric models to be the focus. Seriously, who else covers Renault, Peugeot or Citroen like Majorette? I can get all the Mustangs and Camaros I want, and then some, from so many other makers.

      I get it that some guys are into Japan domestic models, and that's great if that's their thing. I'm an old Euro car guy, if it ain't American it better handle well, and Euro cars on the whole did just that.

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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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      • #4
        When I discovered Majorette many years again it was a thrill on my part to be able to add cars and trucks from Peugeot, Citroen, Renault, Saviem, Bernard, etc. My earliest Majorette came from a friendship with the late Dr. Ed Force. When I moved to St. Paul to begin my seminary studies in 1977, they were plentiful in toy stores such as Toys R Us and Kiddie City as well as found on the pegs of many drug stores, hobby stores, department stores, etc. It was sad to see them disappear from the US market - I also recall the days when I could get Lonestar and Siku models in US stores as well as the old Polistil Penny series.

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        • #5
          From the time before I could remember much I had a Pontiac Fiero, C4 era Vette, Ford Escort and an Audi white hatchback. They had the super wide tires and wide stance which weren't super popular but I enjoyed them. Later on in the late 80s or early 90s I bugged my parents into buying a Chevy Impala taxi at the local Osco drug store. After I was old enough to read I marveled at the 'Made in France' on the base. Even as a little kid I thought it was super cool that a toy model would be made far away and transported to the corn fields of down state Illinois. Wish they were still a French made toy but appreciate the details the newer castings have.

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          • #6
            i like the tank truck..even at toy shows i hardly ever see MAjorettes.

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            • #7
              These 3 ‘46 Chevy trucks have long been at the top of my “grail list”. Even a rough one to restore would be a highlight.
              I have been seeing Majorettes in Hobby Lobby in Ft. Wayne, even as recently as last week. Two nearby Walmarts had quite a selection over a year ago, but both have nothing now. Hobby shops anywhere around here don’t carry diecast, and I’ve never seen Majorette in Meijer’s.

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