Road Champs

According to globaldiecastdirect.com, the U.S.-based Road Champs began in the early 1980s making 1:64 scale models. However, they became known for their 1:43 scale vehicles which are popular for use with O guage train dioramas.

These nice 1:64 Road Champs from the RR collection – 3 of them still in their original if well-weathered packages – were made in the 1980s while the company was still owned by JRI, Inc. of Philadelphia. (The company was bought by Jakks Pacific in 1995.) All of these realistically detailed models have metal bases and opening doors. With the exception of barcodes, the backs of these blister cards are blank.

IMG_7952IMG_79601983 Special Editions | ’32 Ford Model 18 Roadster | yellow and black | metal base | blister card

IMG_7954IMG_79611983 Special Editions | ’32 Ford Model 18 Roadster | red and black | metal base | blister card

IMG_7951IMG_79591986 Heritage Series | 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air | turquoise | metal base | blister card

IMG_8245 IMG_8246 IMG_82471985 | Buick Roadmaster | black with flames | metal base

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About marcboz

Marc Bosworth is an artist who teaches printmaking and works as an art director. He lives in a 100-year-old bungalow in Wichita with his lovely wife and their young ninja son.
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2 Responses to Road Champs

  1. DinoMom says:

    Eek! Those are some unattractive blister cards, if you ask me. I like that they’re preserved though.

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