: Do You Class Your Model MINI'S As Toys Or Models?
Nov 30th, 2007, 06:46 AM
Do You Class Your Model MINI'S As Toys Or Models?
Option 1: Proper Diecast Models:
Option 2: Cheap Kids Toys:
Option 3: Inbetween Diecasts: HIGHLY Collectable With a Big Fanbase
My Collection is Mostly Number 1 Option 1: Proper Models: &
Option 3: Inbetween Diecasts: HIGHLY Collectable With a Big Fanbase.( mostly corgi) 1 matchbox mini.
Nov 30th, 2007, 09:06 AM
haha a bit of both :D
I bought 2 remote controlled MINI's on the weekend... one is a 1:6 scale and the other is 1:14 I think? Love em! :D
Nov 30th, 2007, 09:41 AM
Depends how much you pay for them, thats the diff between toys and detailed models!
I deem anything £40 + to be a model...
Nov 30th, 2007, 10:44 AM
I agree with you Jordan, cars from first section is what I am collecting and consider to be more of models than toys.
My two sons has got serveral MINI cars as toys, but they do not get to play with daddies MINI model cabinet cars , instead I am crawling around on the floor like a frog, showing them how to enter and exit the apex of the garage they are playing with :o
A smaller MINI-dealer in Stockholm bought almost every colour available in AutoArt (or Minichamps) in 1:43 for the MINI when it launched in 2000/2001. They wanted to display as many colours as possible (with either white or black roof).
They needed to clear some space in the display cabinet - I asked what they would cost per car - the answer was: we are not so sure, maybe around 50 sek (approx 3.50 GBP) - I bought ten cars, since I think the price should be arond 10-12 GBP for these - quite a sell out :D
Nov 30th, 2007, 07:49 PM
I class my kyosho and minichamps as models because they are so highly detailed and would be rather expensive toys sometimes.
Corgi has become more collectable in recent years and so I wouldnt class it as a toy. See matchbox as toys as they are quite lowly detailed, inexpensive new and still come in plastic blister packs.
I also race Radio control Cars and my race cars are most certainly not toys when they can reach speeds of 70mph plus, are more adjustable setup wise than a modern Formula 1 car, and are made from Aircraft grade materials. (And the sport is a recognised form of motorsport)
I do however have the remote control GP and other remote control toys, but I class them as remote control toys (although the GP has never been used) and the race cars as radio control since many of the remote control ones dont use radio waves and are pretty crudely engineered to take abuse as a toy.
Dec 11th, 2007, 12:06 AM
Since the little lad tends to get his paws on them, they are al becoming toys. I just cant bring myself to tear them away from him.
Dec 15th, 2007, 02:08 PM
My models are models not toys.
I buy other models other than MINI's, e.g. Aston Martin, Bentley's etc, but do have a MINI on order for christmas :p And I also have a Gen1 Cooper in 1:18 made by Welly which is a DIY kit.
I only buy Autoarts, Spark, IXO, Solido, but do have a few other makes which don't stand a chance when it comes to quality.
The Red Baron
Dec 15th, 2007, 02:14 PM
Well I would class myself as a collector of toys! ;)
I collect matchbox, and action man. They were originally designed to be played with therefore toys.
But would I let my kids touch them!
NO WAY! :p
Jul 31st, 2008, 12:13 AM
Toys, toys all the way - that way I can justify playing with them.