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    This is why I never gained an interest In Majorette diecast. When I started seeing them at TRU and pharmacies around town they all looked like these.




    I thought they looked more like roller skates than cars. The wheels were way too wide and looked goofy to me.

    Within the last 10-12 years I had met some diecast collecting friends from Iran. We began exchanging diorama stuff and cars through the mail and have been over the years. They started sending me some cool and nice Majorette castings that I like allot. Since TRU closed the doors I no longer see these cars available anywhere.










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    I just received these two from my friend Ilan Benita from Iran.



    Ilan came to America a few years back to visit friends and family living in New York. He took a few days to fly on to Columbus Ohio to see my collection. We had a great time driving all over Columbus buying diecast. I know he spent close to 600 dollars on cars he found. I later learned he also has a extremely massive collection back home in Tehran Iran. We had a little problem with communication, but we managed. I guess diecast cars are a form of international language. Ilan is one great guy and I am very glad to have met him. He has also sent photos of his beautiful city of Tehran and the American Muscle car shows they have over there. Here are a few recent pics he sent me of his new collection room.





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    • #3
      Always neat to meet one of our diecast friends. He does have a very nice collection. I, think, Majorette, like other brands went through a period with those goofy, wide stance wheels that really did not look right. The early Majorette were very nice - as are the later ones. I like those two Isarel models - police and ambulance - that you have in your collection. They are some of the harder ones to get.

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      • #4
        Definitely Majorette was pretty terrible at making sports cars around the 80's. they have gotten better fairly recently (post 2015).

        The Countach that was released recently is a great example of what modern Majorette is capable of.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by 6A13TT99 View Post
          Definitely Majorette was pretty terrible at making sports cars around the 80's. they have gotten better fairly recently (post 2015).

          The Countach that was released recently is a great example of what modern Majorette is capable of.
          If only they can make The Sian that good

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          • #6
            That’s a cool relationship! And his collection is very impressive!

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            • #7
              Majorette has always had so much potential, but seems to fall a bit short. Talk about steam-roller wheels, the Corvette had 'em (and so did the Mustang SVO, Mazda RX-7, and I'm sure many others). A lot of their castings in the 80's were actually quite decent - most had opening features - but paint quality frequently was sub-par and none of the wheels were particularly attractive.

              Recent models, while challenging to find in the USA have been notably better with more realistic paint schemes (as a whole), but as soon as they are getting their act together, distribution channels seem to dry up like the California forests.

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