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    These two die cast were made by a company called Bandai from Japan. They are really small, kinda between HO scale and N scale😬 They are made of all metal, and they are really detailed for small die cast👍 I never knew they were so small. I thought they were at least matchbox size from the pictures I saw. So when they were delivered, to my surprise they were a lot smaller than I originally thought🤪 Oh well I still really like them😊
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    Excellent emergency models! I have had this pair in my collection for many years. They were part of a series of airport models that Bandai made.

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    • #3
      There's a version of the fire engine with a plain red top, too (no tan). The ambulance has been on my wishlist for several years. (I have both versions of the fire truck, but no photos.)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by b2young View Post
        There's a version of the fire engine with a plain red top, too (no tan). The ambulance has been on my wishlist for several years. (I have both versions of the fire truck, but no photos.)
        I've never heard of the red top version Blair, if you find that thing please show a pic!
        KMG-365

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        • #5
          Here's the two Bandai #12 airport CFRs:
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          If I remember correctly, one of these was exclusive to the airport playset; the other was sold as a single. I think the tan #5 was the exclusive...I kinda remember a photo of the playset (where I first saw the CFR) and the top was two-color.

          And here's a bonus:
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          I took a few more pics of these if you want to see them....or I can profile one of your choice. The two Scanias have never been opened; the Peterbilt is the only one that can be removed. The Kenworth(?) blister is busted but the model's never been out of the package. That's me....

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          • #6
            Very interesting models!

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            • #7
              for their size the top 2 are really well done.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by pegers View Post
                for their size the top 2 are really well done.
                Yeah, I wonder if Bandai still makes small diecast cars and trucks. Most of the Bandai-branded stuff I see these days is tinplate. Or plastic non-vehicle toys.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by b2young View Post

                  Yeah, I wonder if Bandai still makes small diecast cars and trucks. Most of the Bandai-branded stuff I see these days is tinplate. Or plastic non-vehicle toys.
                  I know that, when I was a kid, there was some Power Rangers diecast (very heavy) made for Dino Thunder in 2004. And then, I think fairly recently, they did some more stuff in N-scale, but it's no longer available.

                  Interestingly enough, the Super Sentai footage used in Power Rangers for Zord scenes largely used Tomica to represent traffic, even though Bandai was heavily involved in prop, costume, and Zord design.

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                  • #10
                    I remembered that I do indeed have a version of the Nissan Echo ambulance, just without the desirable Japanese lettering/decal on the side. Has the red cross on top, just bare white sides (not even the red stripe). Anybody know if mine's just had the side decals/stickers worn off, or was it issued without side tampo/decals too?

                    Also, I notice the two "sirens" on the roof are rotatable 360 degrees. Is that deliberate, and/or a realistic treatment?

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