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View Poll Results: Do MINI owners collect models?
Yes! I am a model collector (I have more than 100 models)! 21 21.00%
Yes! I am a model collector (I have more than 500 models)! 8 8.00%
Yes! I am a model collector (I have more than 1000 models)! 1 1.00%
I'm starting my collection (I have less than 100)! 24 24.00%
I only collect MINI models. 29 29.00%
I only keep my childhood models but don't buy models anymore. 7 7.00%
I don't collect models! 10 10.00%
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Old Jun 26th, 2005, 08:51 PM
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Do MINI owners collect car models?

I'm just wondering, how many of us, MINI owners, collect car models.

I've been collecting them since I was a boy. It all started back in the 60s with Matchbox and Corgi Toys models (my favourite model was the Green Hornet's "Black Beauty" (Corgi Toys)!). My parents say that I wanted nothing but toy cars when I was a boy!...Now, as a grown man, I'm still the same!

I still collect models, mostly 1:43s, and I have and cherish most of my old Corgis and Matchbox models...including Corgi Toy's "Black Beauty"!

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Old Jun 26th, 2005, 09:50 PM
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I can't post my vote as my option isnt there...

...I have about 50 1/18 models that I've been collecting since I was about 12 (not almost 25) so I'd hardly say I was just starting.

They're all in boxes at mo In fact they have been since I moved house 2 years ago. Not gt anywhere to put them in new house yet

Think Im going to start collecting the 1/43 from now on.

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Old Jun 26th, 2005, 09:55 PM
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i got lots and lots,but there all mini's.

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Old Jun 26th, 2005, 10:15 PM
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I can't post my vote as my option isnt there...

...I have about 50 1/18 models that I've been collecting since I was about 12 (not almost 25) so I'd hardly say I was just starting.

They're all in boxes at mo In fact they have been since I moved house 2 years ago. Not gt anywhere to put them in new house yet

Think Im going to start collecting the 1/43 from now on.

Well, maybe I should have added another option there! Sorry! But, even if you're not starting your collection, maybe you could opt for the 4th poll option. It's pretty close. Isn't it?

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Old Jun 26th, 2005, 10:19 PM
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Old Jun 26th, 2005, 10:37 PM
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Old Jun 26th, 2005, 11:58 PM
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Less than a hundred for me. I havent purchased one for quite a few years now.

Mainly collected limited edition stuff, or hard-to-come-by models, such as the UT McLaren F1's. I think I have about 30 or 40 models now, including all scales - and only 2 of them are MINIs

For shame Scotty, for shame


Some say he loves gaming and that he also loves house work..... All we know is, he's called The ScottyB!
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Old Jun 27th, 2005, 03:52 AM
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Although I am relatively a newbie, I'm a sucker for collecting models of cars that I own.

I have MINIs and Minis from very small (1:43) to large (1:8), both static and remote control one.

I also have a smal number of Austin Healey Sprites, esp Mk2A. I even have a Bugeye cookie jar

Otherwise, it's a random splattering from Porsche 356A, F1s, even an yellow RX8.

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Old Jun 27th, 2005, 07:13 AM
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Yep, well over 100 - too many really lots of Minis and MINIS.
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We have a lot of matchbox and hotwheels cars, but they are all for the kids to play with

(except my St George cars)
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Yes i do..

Have been seriously for about 15 years. Mainly modern supercars and F1 plus a few MINi's too

Dad's got quite a big Dinky collection too..

I'll post up some pics later.

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I collect cars and have about 800 ( but only a few Minis)
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I have been collecting MINI's since ordering mine


I did start collecting the Vanguard series of classic cars - got a few still where I used to live in Bath - must go and pick them up some time! Did buy 2 new editions of the Austin A35 ( my other car) a while ago.

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I do, much to my other half's dismay . I collect Corgi 1/36 scale mini/MINIs only and currently have over 100 including various rare ones.

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