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  • Tins Toys Hong Kong Citybus 3-648366

    Hello, I recently found a Tins Toys Hong Kong Citybus 3-648366, and I was wondering if anyone in this group knows anything about this model and its history. I tried to google and I couldn't find anything about it but it doesn't look like the manufacturer makes this model anymore, and maybe this one is from ages ago. Can I assume this is a rare collectible? Is there any way I can get a sense of what this can trade for?

    Thanks much for your advice. Clearly a newbie.
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  • #2
    Seeing this photo took me back to when I was last in Hong Kong - and I remember picking up a lot of these models back in the day. I will need to try and take a photo of all the ones I have (the one pictured is a variation I don't own).

    While I can't help on the rarity aspect, I can tell you that these were sold in the early to late 2000s at various department stores in Hong Kong (notably JUSCO [now AEON], and SOGO). If memory serves me correctly, Citybus was the only licensed livery of the series; some of the other releases (using this same Alexander Dennis casting) were heavily based off of real companies and liveries, minus the branding.

    Hope this helps!


    • #3
      i can not help with any info...but they are nice looking.


      • #4
        That's super helpful, thanks so much Stampede!


        • #5
          Originally posted by racer678 View Post
          That's super helpful, thanks so much Stampede!
          My pleasure. To add to your question about this being a 'collectible', it was not intended as such. Its placement in toy sections of department stores suggests that these were meant for kids, and the price (around $3-4 USD each) indicates the same. As for rarity, an eBay search for similar models yielded no results, so I can't say for sure if these were sold outside of Hong Kong.


          • #6
            Welcome to the Garage racer678 - glad Terrence/Stampede was able to help with some background information on the bus.