Category Archives: Childhood Collection

New Year’s Inventory

Someone asked me recently how many cars I had in my collection. The best guess I could come up with was “in the hundreds” but I wasn’t really sure. So I decided to spend part of New Year’s Day counting … Continue reading

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Late 70s Star Wars Action Figures

When my son was younger, he was all about Star Wars. He watched the movies repeatedly, amassed a huge pile of action figures, several board games and a few costumes. Then, for whatever reason, he moved on. The last time I brought my old … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Referral

I put a fair amount of time and effort into trying to drive traffic to my blog. WordPress provides daily stats and I look at them regularly to try to determine what’s working and what’s not. Sometimes what I find … Continue reading

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A Forgotten Trio: Matchbox Personnel Carrier, Jeep and Field Gun

I recently rediscovered three cars from my childhood collection. They weren’t kept in my old race case, but were in a different box full of military toys that has gone unopened for several years. I think I bought these late … Continue reading

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Majorette Pickup Camper/Maintenance Truck

This is the only Majorette that I had in my childhood collection. It’s kind of a mystery what make it actually is (European?), but it’s fitting for me because my dad took us on many camping trips in a yellow … Continue reading

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Playart Cars

For me, there is only one Batmobile, and it’s the 1966 version that was built by George Barris based on the Lincoln Futura concept car. This one from Playart used to have little red figures inside, but they’re long gone … Continue reading

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Tomica Pocket Cars

I liked the Tomica cars when I was a kid because of how realistic they were. I also liked the opening doors. But these days I have to say they seem to lack a little bit of the soul of … Continue reading

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Husky Cars

Huskys were made from 1964 until 1969 and were sold exclusively at Woolworth’s. They were less expensive than Matchbox cars, which would probably explain why there were several of them in my family’s communal collection of cars. This Citroen used … Continue reading

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1978 Ford Escort RS2000

In 1978, I would have been 12 years old. I actually remember standing in front of the Matchbox display at the Osco Drug. I knew I was too old to be playing with cars, but I really wanted this one. … Continue reading

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1973 Cessna 402

I guess I didn’t play with my Cessna much when I was a kid, because it’s still in remarkably good shape. 1973 | SB9 | Cessna 402 | light green and white

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