QOTD: Toy Cars
A piece of news crossed my desk concerning toymaker Playmobil striking a licensing deal with Ferrari.
With Ferrari being added to the stable, Playmobil offers quite a few 1/24-scale versions of well-known car models.
I know a few of us collect model cars in some way or another. Some folks build cars from companies like Revell. Some buy Legos or the aforementioned Playmobil. I myself have a handful of cars that were, I think, 1:18 scale diecast and purchased from toy stores when I was in my teens and twenties, along with some smaller die-cast cars I've been given as swag in the course of the job. The ones I recall buying include an old Beetle, a Chevelle SS, a Viper, and a Mustang Mach III concept.
Do you indulge in this hobby? If so, is there one type/size/brand (toy brand and/or car brand) you work with?
Sound off below.
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Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.
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