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Collectors Guide To Diecast Toys And Scale Models

This updated second edition now includes over 575 brands, as opposed to the only 170 brands presented in the first book. Once again this full-color guide will include popular contemporary brands such as Majorette, Tomica, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Siku, Maisto, Bburago, Johnny Lightnings, and many others featured together in detail, showing the different models and thousands of variations. This extraordinary book is arranged alphabetically by brand name with hundreds of color photographs, manufacturers, model numbers, descriptions, scales, colors, distinguishing marks, and current market values. It provides a helpful bibliography and guide to resources for finding more diecast toys on the secondary market. 1998 values. AUTHORBIO: Dana Johnson is an authority on collectible toy cars, including Matchbox, Hot Wheels, and many diecast models. His extensive personal collection includes mostly diecast models from all over the world. He has written several books: Matchbox Toys, 1947 to 2003, Toy Car Collector's Guide, and Collector's Guide to Diecast Toys & Scale Models. REVIEW: This book shows collectors how affordable diecast toy collecting can be as a hobby and demonstrates the value of collecting new models as well as old ones. It is one of the most comprehensive guides on the market to Corgi, Dinky, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Tootsietoys, and other diecast toys & scale models.

Series: Collector's Guide to

Paperback: 264 pages

Publisher: Collector Books; 2 Updated edition (April 1998)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1574320416

ISBN-13: 978-1574320411

Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds

Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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I must say that I really regret buying this book. After waiting anxiously to receive it I was, upon opening it, almost immediately disappointed. It turned out to be an alphabetical listing of companies which produced die-cast models, with a brief (1 paragraph in some cases) description of company history. While it does list each model produced by the various companies and offer a valuation, it fails to describe the models in any detail. Therefore, a prospective collector has virtually no useful information to go on. It doesn't even tell you the various colours the models have been released in, or any details which might differenciate one model from another.As for photos. This is another area where this book falls down. Very few graphics; once again - a real let down.All in all, a very poor showing. Save your money and buy a different book!

This book is not a complete listing of any single make of diecast car (although it does come close for a few makes) but rather a list of all diecast manufacturers that have ever existed with a representative sampling of prices and photos.

Too outdated for my purpose.


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